Joonas Donskoi
Joonas Donskoi
28-Year-Old Right WingRW
Colorado Avalanche
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Donskoi was a steady contributor while skating in a middle-six role for the Avalanche in 2019-20, picking up 16 goals and 17 helpers while averaging 16:15 of ice time in 65 appearances. The 28-year-old Finn should continue to produce at a similar rate in 2020-21, but that won't make him anything more than a decent depth option in most fantasy formats. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $15.6 million contract with the Avalanche in July of 2019.
One of each in win
RWColorado Avalanche
February 27, 2021
Donskoi scored a goal on two shots and added an assist in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Coyotes.
ANALYSIS
Donskoi set up defenseman Jacob MacDonald for a wraparound goal in the second period. In the third, Donskoi buried his sixth goal of the year to provide the Avalanche with some insurance. The 28-year-old winger is up to six tallies, 12 points, 19 shots on net and a plus-2 rating in 18 outings. He's bounced between the second and third lines, but he's been a solid producer regardless of assignment this year.
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2020–21 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    13:18
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    1:17
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    1:19
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2018–19
13:25
0:36
0:03
2019–20
16:15
2:10
0:31
2020–21
13:18
1:17
1:19
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Donskoi had his best season yet as an NHLer in 2018-19, matching his career high in goals (14) and plus/minus (plus-10) while establishing a new career best in points (37). The 6-foot Finn spent the first four years of his career with San Jose, but will now be suiting up for the Avalanche after inking a four-year, $15.6 million deal with Colorado this offseason. The Avs have a ton of depth up front, so Donskoi will likely have to settle for a bottom-six role this year, but he should still be able to post double-digit goals, 30-plus points and 100-plus shots in 2019-20, making him a viable depth option in deeper formats.
Donskoi had another solid yet unspectacular season in 2017-18, picking up 11 goals and 32 points while averaging 14:58 of ice time in 66 games. The 26-year-old winger's versatility makes him a solid option up front for the Sharks, but it's unlikely that he'll suddenly evolve into a 45 point player at this stage in his career. Donskoi's two-way game makes him a valuable asset for his real-life NHL club, but his lack of offensive upside and middling role with the Sharks keeps him safely off the radar in most fantasy settings.
The offseason departure of long-time Shark Patrick Marleau should thrust Donskoi into a role that's more conducive to fantasy points. He's known as a smooth dangler -- someone who can weave through traffic and create scoring chances. While the Finn only averaged 14 minutes of ice time between his first two NHL campaigns, his impressive Corsi-For percentage of 53.2 shows that he can be a valuable cog in transition. The Sharks were able to swing a two-year, $3.8 million extension for Donskoi in May, and he's projected to skate on the third-line left wing while assuming a role on the No. 2 power-play unit. All things considered, the upside makes him tempting, but time may be running out to acquire "Donks" for pennies on the dollar in the fantasy realm.
At the age of 23 in his first NHL season, Donskoi was on the older side for a rookie but was able to make an immediate impact after six years of professional seasoning in Finland with Karpat. He spent a good chunk of his time on a scoring line with studs Joe Pavelski and Joe Thornton, putting up 11 goals and 36 points in 76 contests. Between Tomas Hertl, Patrick Marleau, Joel Ward, Mikkel Boedker and Donskoi – among others – the Sharks have no shortage of secondary scoring options behind their big guns, so Donskoi will get plenty of different opportunities to build upon his success. Obviously, if he lands another plum role on a scoring line then his fantasy stock will carry more weight, so a wait-and-see approach might be in order until a better idea of the Sharks’ line combinations surfaces.
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On second line Wednesday
RWColorado Avalanche
February 25, 2021
Donskoi was moved back to the second line for Wednesday's game against the Wild. He had zero shots and finished minus-3 in a 6-2 loss.
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Resumes third-line duty
RWColorado Avalanche
February 23, 2021
Donskoi had two shots and one hit in Monday's 3-0 loss to Vegas.
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Distributes pair of helpers
RWColorado Avalanche
February 16, 2021
Donskoi notched two assists and went plus-2 in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Golden Knights.
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Sets up game-winner
RWColorado Avalanche
February 2, 2021
Donskoi notched an assist in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Wild.
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Goals in consecutive games
RWColorado Avalanche
January 31, 2021
Donskoi scored a goal on two shots in Sunday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Wild.
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