Evan Rodrigues

Evan Rodrigues

28-Year-Old CenterC
Pittsburgh Penguins
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Rodrigues doesn't have a secure spot in the Penguins' lineup, but when he's on the ice, he's proven himself to be a capable bottom-six contributor. He scored seven goals and 14 points in 38 games last season. That scoring pace would've given him his first 30-point campaign in a full 82-game season and his 10.8 shooting percentage was the second highest of his NHL career. Entering the 2021-22 season, Rodrigues will have to fight to maintain a consistent bottom-six role and could often find himself as a healthy scratch. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Penguins in July of 2021.
Generates helper in loss
CPittsburgh Penguins
December 1, 2021
Rodrigues notched an assist, fired six shots on goal, levied four hits and went minus-3 in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Oilers.
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Rodrigues set up a Teddy Blueger goal a minute into the second period. With Bryan Rust (lower body) on injured reserve, Rodrigues has ascended to the top line with Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel. That fruitful role has seen Rodrigues pick up a goal and an assist in the last four games. The 28-year-old is up to 16 points, 76 shots, 27 hits and an even plus-minus rating in 23 appearances overall. He'll remain a solid depth forward in fantasy while playing in the Penguins' top six.
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2021–22 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    16:51
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    2:23
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:31
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2019–20
11:19
0:33
0:33
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11:08
0:01
1:53
2020–21
14:06
1:05
0:36
2021–22
16:51
2:23
0:31
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After being shipped out via trade in August, Rodrigues turned around and re-signed with the Penguins after the Maple Leafs opted to not give him a qualifying offer. In just seven regular-season contests with Pittsburgh, the depth center managed a lone goal on 11 shots, four PIM and four hits but was unable to convince coach Mike Sullivan to play him during the postseason. Still, the 26-year-old Toronto native has a pair of 25-point campaigns under his belt and is capable of contributing at a similar pace on Pittsburgh's revamped third line alongside Jared McCann and Mark Jankowski in 2020-21.
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.
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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Puts up helper in win
CPittsburgh Penguins
November 22, 2021
Rodrigues notched an assist, three shots on goal and two hits in Monday's 3-1 win over the Jets.
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Heating up
CPittsburgh Penguins
November 13, 2021
Rodrigues scored two goals and added an assist in Saturday's 6-3 loss to Ottawa.
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Contributes pair of points
CPittsburgh Penguins
October 23, 2021
Rodrigues scored a power-play goal and added an assist in Saturday's 7-1 win over Toronto. He also had five shots and three hits.
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Nets goal in OT loss
CPittsburgh Penguins
October 14, 2021
Rodrigues scored a goal on seven shots on net in Thursday's 5-4 loss to the Panthers.
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Finds empty net in season opener
CPittsburgh Penguins
October 12, 2021
Rodrigues tallied an empty-net goal on three shots and added a pair of hits Tuesday in a 6-2 victory over the Lightning. He also won seven of 11 faceoffs (63.6 percent).
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