Evan Rodrigues
Evan Rodrigues
27-Year-Old CenterC
Pittsburgh Penguins
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Rodrigues set a new career mark with 29 points in 74 games last season, but more was expected of the middle-six forward considering he added only four points in 26 extra games compared to his 2017-18 output. His ability to line up at either center or wing should ensure Rodrigues plays a meaningful role for the Sabres, though grabbing a spot on the No. 2 power-play unit and climbing onto the second line rather than the third will be pivotal for his fantasy value. If he fails to do either, Rodrigues can be ignored in all but the deepest of formats. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Sabres in July of 2019. Traded to the Penguins in February of 2020.
Exchanged in trade
CPittsburgh Penguins
February 24, 2020
Rodrigues was traded to Pittsburgh from Buffalo on Monday, along with Conor Sheary, in a swap for Dominik Kahun (lower body), Pierre LeBrun of TSN reports.
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Rodrigues previously submitted a trade request to the Sabres, so his departure at the deadline shouldn't come as a shock. The center was a healthy scratch for the club's previous two contests, but he notched three goals and one assist in his prior nine. With the Pens also adding Sheary, it's not immediately clear where Rodrigues will fit, though a bottom-six role seems most likely.
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2019–20 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    11:19
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:33
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:33
  • Average Time On Ice:
    11:08
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:01
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    1:53
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2017–18
0:00
0:00
0:00
2017–18
13:56
2:05
0:16
2018–19
15:49
1:22
1:40
2019–20
11:19
0:33
0:33
2019–20
11:08
0:01
1:53
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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The third-year pro showed plenty of potential with 25 points in 48 games in a limited role, averaging close to 14 minutes per game to cap off the 2017-18 season. Even though he hasn't played alongside Boston U teammate Jack Eichel with the Sabres, Rodrigues has proven that he's a capable third-line forward in his own right. However, he'll have to fight for his roster spot and cement his spot or otherwise face splitting the season between the NHL and AHL yet again. A 15-goal season isn't out of the question for Rodrigues, but he'll need enough ice time and the right linemates to do so. Rodrigues is a medium-floor, low-ceiling young player for fantasy owners.
Rodrigues provided a bottom-six spark for the Sabres in his second pro season, appearing in 30 games and totaling six points after a midseason call-up. Though Rodrigues averaged a little less than 13 minutes per game last year, he can play both center and wing, which will help him in his case to win a roster spot for the 2017-18 campaign. His versatility may also allow him to move up the depth chart in time, but there’s no reason to count on that, considering Buffalo’s many forward options. Still, the Sabres really like the speed, energy and tenacity he brings, so he has a good chance of filling a third- or fourth-line role with the big club come Opening Night.
As a senior at Boston University last season, Rodrigues was second in team scoring only to linemate and top Sabres pick Jack Eichel, finishing with 21 goals and 61 points in 41 games. Signed as an undrafted free agent, Rodrigues has some offensive potential, but needs to play with good offensive players in order to produce. The Sabres will give him a test run as a depth scoring winger with AHL Rochester and go from there.
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Notches assist in win
CBuffalo Sabres
February 16, 2020
Rodrigues recorded an assist and a plus-2 rating in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Maple Leafs.
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Lights the lamp in loss
CBuffalo Sabres
February 7, 2020
Rodrigues scored in Thursday's shootout loss to Detroit.
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Going to press box
CBuffalo Sabres
January 28, 2020
Rodrigues will be a healthy scratch during Tuesday's meeting with Ottawa.
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Finally finds net (twice)
CBuffalo Sabres
January 12, 2020
Rodrigues scored his first two goals of the season and had four shots in a 5-1 win over the Red Wings on Sunday.
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Requests trade from Buffalo
CBuffalo Sabres
December 31, 2019
Rodrigues has asked for a trade from the Sabres, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.
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