Artemi Panarin
Artemi Panarin
27-Year-Old Left WingLW
Columbus Blue Jackets
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Brought over from the Blackhawks in the offseason in a deal for Brandon Saad, Panarin immediately became the most dynamic offensive player in Blue Jackets history, setting franchise records and career bests with 55 assists and 82 points. The 26-year-old's best assets may be his vision and hockey IQ, but he's a slick skater with a dazzling array of moves and shots as well, and as he heads into his prime he's capable of being a cornerstone piece for any NHL team. The question is whether that team will be Columbus. A free agent after 2018-19, Panarin has shown reluctance to sign an extension with the Jackets, and as a result he could be on the move once again either before the regular season kicks off or by the trade deadline. Wherever he lands, he'll be a threat for point-per-game production. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $12 million contract extension with the Blackhawks in December 2016.
Continues to rack up helpers
LWColumbus Blue Jackets
December 6, 2018
Panarin dished out a pair of helpers in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over Philadelphia.
ANALYSIS
Just another day at the office for Panarin, who has 31 points through 27 games this season. While he's on pace to eclipse last season's career-high 82 points by 12, the talented Russian's also in line for a career-low 21 goals.
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2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    19:42
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    3:10
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:01
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
19:28
3:09
0:02
2017–18
20:08
2:57
0:01
2018–19
19:42
3:10
0:01
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Panarin had another impressive campaign in his second NHL season in 2016-17, racking up 74 points (31 goals, 43 assists) and 211 shots on goal in 82 games. The Bread Man flourished while skating on Patrick Kane’s line during his two-season stay with the Blackhawks, but it remains to be seen whether he'll be similarly productive with his new club. Columbus certainly doesn't lack talent up front, but Panarin had a special level of chemistry with Kane that won't be easily replicated in his new digs. Nonetheless, the 25-year-old Russian is an undeniably skilled forward, and it would hardly be surprising to see him improve on his offensive totals from a season ago. Panarin’s ceiling may not be as high as it would've been had he been slated to spend another season skating on Kane’s opposite wing, but there’s hardly any risk involved with selecting him in this year’s fantasy drafts, so owners shouldn't hesitate to snatch him up with one of their first three selections.
There were questions about how well and how quickly Panarin would adjust to North American hockey prior to his first NHL season in 2015-16. The 24-year-old winger quickly laid doubts to rest during his rookie campaign, bursting onto the scene to the tune of 30 goals and 47 assists over 80 games, a performance that led to the Calder Memorial Trophy for top rookie. Skating on a line with Patrick Kane certainly aided the winger's transition, but Panarin deserves a ton of credit in his own right, as few have been able to seamlessly transition from the wide-open style played in the KHL to the physically-challenging NHL game with the level of success Panarin enjoyed last season. There's no reason to suspect Panarin won't be able to match the near point-per-game pace he reached last season, as he'll once again be skating on a line with Kane and Artem Anisimov in 2016-17, and will return as a key member of the 'Hawks deadly top power-play unit. Fantasy owners shouldn't hesitate to snag the Blackhawks' newest offensive powerhouse at some point in the first few rounds of this year's drafts.
Panarin is a skilled winger with good hockey smarts. However, all he has known is Russian hockey in the KHL, where the rinks are wider and there aren’t as many teams to compete against. Playing for the defending Stanley Cup Champion Blackhawks figures to be an ideal scenario for Panarin, as the team has plenty of depth on the left wing including the likes of Andrew Shaw and Bryan Bickell, a pair that could shadow Panarin and help him adjust to American hockey. Last season, with St. Petersburg SKA (KHL), he lit the lamp 26 times and had 36 assists to boot. His playing time with the Blackhawks will largely be decided by how quickly he can adjust to a new environment, but the 23-year-old has significant upside in keeper leagues, and also deeper redraft leagues if he makes a positive impression in camp.
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Ends goal drought
LWColumbus Blue Jackets
November 26, 2018
Panarin scored a goal and two assists in Monday's 7-5 win over the Red Wings.
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Elite playmaker struggling to snipe
LWColumbus Blue Jackets
November 17, 2018
Panarin had three assists Saturday in a 4-1 victory over over Carolina.
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Practicing Friday
LWColumbus Blue Jackets
November 16, 2018
Panarin returned to practice Friday after having sat out Thursday's matchup with Florida due to illness, Brian Hedger of NHL.com reports.
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Unfit to play
LWColumbus Blue Jackets
Illness
November 15, 2018
Panarin (illness) is not expected to play Thursday evening against the Panthers.
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Illness causes missed practice
LWColumbus Blue Jackets
Illness
November 14, 2018
Panarin missed practice Wednesday due to an illness, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
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