Joonas Donskoi
Joonas Donskoi
26-Year-Old Right WingRW
San Jose Sharks
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $3.8 million contract with the Sharks in May 2017.
Notches pair of assists in win
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February 8, 2019
Donskoi recorded his 13th and 14th assists of 2018-19 in a 5-2 win over Calgary on Thursday.
ANALYSIS
Donskoi now has 28 points this season but hasn't scored a goal since Jan. 10. Considering his shooting percentage sits at 17.3 -- a career high -- the 26-year-old should make a point of firing more pucks towards the net. Over his last four games, the winger has a total of three shots on goal.
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2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    13:40
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:48
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:02
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
13:49
1:24
0:01
2017–18
14:58
1:37
0:02
2018–19
13:40
0:48
0:02
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
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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Probable against Pittsburgh
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January 15, 2019
Donskoi (upper body) is considered probably for Tuesday's game against the Penguins, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.
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Leaves with upper-body issue
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Upper Body
January 12, 2019
Donskoi exited Saturday's game versus the Senators with an upper-body injury and didn't return, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.
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Continues scoring spree
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January 9, 2019
Donskoi scored two more times in a 7-2 victory against the Oilers on Tuesday.
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Five goals in five games
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January 7, 2019
Donskoi scored a goal and added two shots on net in Monday's win over the Kings.
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Uncorks two goals on New Year's Eve
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January 1, 2019
Donskoi supplied two even-strength goals in Monday's 8-5 road loss to the Flames.
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