Frank Vatrano

Frank Vatrano

28-Year-Old Left WingLW
New York Rangers
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Vatrano had a strange season. He tallied an impressive 18 goals in 56 games for the Panthers, but just two of them came on the power play and he managed just eight assists all season. Vatrano has always been a guy who shoots the puck a ton so it's not surprising to see him score at that rate despite an 11.4 percent shooting percentage, the second highest of his career. Vatrano doesn't have enough upside to warrant anything more than a late-round selection on draft day, but a 20-goal, 200-shot, 100-hit season should be well within reach, and that can help fantasy players depending on the format of their leagues. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year contract extension with the Panthers in February of 2019. Traded to the Rangers in March of 2022.
Logs two points in Game 4 victory
LWNew York Rangers
May 24, 2022
Vatrano picked up a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Hurricanes.
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Vatrano opened the scoring with a power-play goal in the first period before assisting on Mika Zibanejad's tally in the second. Tuesday's multi-point effort snapped a five-game scoring drought for the 28-year-old forward. Vatrano now has three goals and four assists in the postseason as he continues to see regular minutes in the Rangers' top six.
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2021–22 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    12:12
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:44
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:03
  • Average Time On Ice:
    15:18
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:58
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:00
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2019–20
15:01
1:27
1:15
2020–21
14:31
1:34
0:07
2021–22
12:12
0:44
0:03
2021–22
15:18
0:58
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Vatrano put up another solid campaign in 2019-20, notching 16 goals and 34 points in 69 appearances. He's getting close to being a consistent 0.5 points-per-game player, but he hasn't quite reached that mark yet. The 26-year-old Vatrano will be counted on to replace some of the offense the Panthers lost with the offseason departures of Evgenii Dadonov and Mike Hoffman in 2020-21. That translates to a second-line role for Frankie V, which could lead to him challenging the 30-point mark in the shortened campaign. He'll also be more of a factor on the power play and should remain a strong contributor in hits and shots on goal.
Vatrano finally managed to stick in the NHL for a full season in 2018-19, and he established himself as a productive player with 24 goals and 39 points in 81 games. The 5-foot-9, 201-pound forward flings rubber on net at every opportunity and finished with 208 shots last season, so Vatrano figures to once again be a nice source of goals and shots. That's enough to be a useful fantasy asset, even if the rest of his game is nothing special.
Acquired from the Bruins prior to the 2018 trade deadline, Vatrano was impressive in a limited showing with Florida; he scored five goals and eight points in 16 games after battling a lower-body injury. He played in 25 games for Boston prior to the trade, averaging less than 10 minutes of ice time per game and scoring just two goals. The 5-foot-9 winger sniped 36 goals in as many games at the AHL level during the 2015-16 season, so he does have the potential to be a solid scoring option. Vatrano should be locked into a bottom-six role entering his age-24 season, though there's a bit of offensive upside here.
In 44 games with the Bruins in 2016-17, Vatrano notched 10 goals and 18 points, but the hard-shooting winger’s season debut didn't come until Dec. 22 thanks to September foot surgery. Now in the final year of his rookie deal, Vatrano approaches camp looking to stay healthy and make a run at a key role up front in Boston. The 23-year-old’s most tangible weapon on offense is a deadly shot that he gets off quickly, and so long as he continues to refine his all-around game, Vatrano could lock down some top-six opportunities as well as power-play time. Of course, prospects such as Anders Bjork, Jake DeBrusk, Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson and Danton Heinen have similar aspirations, so Vatrano will need to look sharp this fall in order to secure a consistent enough role to merit fantasy consideration.
In 39 games with the Bruins in 2015-16, Vatrano notched eight goals and 11 points, but during his stints at the AHL level, he was a top sniper, recording 36 goals and 55 points in 36 contests for Providence.Vatrano, whose surprising ascent last season is partly attributable to improved conditioning, has presumably earned a shot at a full-time job with the big club this coming season. His most notable weapon on offense is a deadly shot that gets sent off quickly and as long as the 22-year-old continues to refine his all-around game, he figures to be a key cog up front for Boston in 2016-17, thanks to his upside as a goal scorer. Whether that upside translates into fantasy utility out of the gate depends on where he lines up for the B’s and if he sees his share of power-play time.
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Buries goal in loss
LWNew York Rangers
May 7, 2022
Vatrano scored a goal on four shots, added three hits and blocked two shots in Saturday's 7-4 loss to the Penguins in Game 3.
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Logs three points
LWNew York Rangers
May 5, 2022
Vatrano picked up a goal and two assists in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Penguins.
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First mini-drought in a month
LWNew York Rangers
April 22, 2022
Vatrano failed to record a point in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Islanders, and he's gone consecutive games without a point for the first time since March 17-19.
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Lights lamp twice Sunday
LWNew York Rangers
March 28, 2022
Vatrano scored two goals in Sunday's 5-4 overtime win over the Sabres.
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Acquired in trade
LWNew York Rangers
March 16, 2022
Vatrano was brought in by the Rangers from the Panthers on Wednesday in exchange for a 2022 fourth-round pick, David Dwork of Local 10 Miami reports.
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