Clayton Keller
Clayton Keller
20-Year-Old CenterC
Arizona Coyotes
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Keller flaunted his top-rate offensive skill set in a boon to the Coyotes last season, unloading 65 points (23 goals, 45 assists) in 82 games at the tender age of 19. Although he'd narrowly miss out on the Calder Trophy for top rookie, the 2016 seventh overall pick can take solace in the fact that he claimed Rookie of the Month honors twice (October, March) and cleared a point-per-game average over the final 20 contests. Keller also fired 212 shots on net and dropped an impressive 20 points on the power play. While his puck skills are undeniable, Keller didn't supply much fantasy value defensively with only seven hits and 28 blocked shots over the full season. However, Coyotes GM John Chayka made some shrewd offseason moves in an effort to improve upon the team's minus-45 goal differential, and Keller should reap the rewards if all goes according to plan. Read Past Outlooks
Sets up power-play goal
CArizona Coyotes
November 6, 2018
Keller manufactured a power-play assist in Monday's 5-2 home loss to the Flyers.
ANALYSIS
Keller is unsurprisingly leading the Coyotes in points with five goals and just as many helpers through 13 games. A key catalyst behind his early season success has been a shooting percentage of 17.9 -- which is yet another team-best value. Arizona's top-line, power-play forward may be playing with a chip on his shoulder after narrowly losing out on the 2018 Calder Trophy.
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Clayton Keller 2018–19 NHL Game Log
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2018–19 Depth Chart Status
#2 Right Wing
2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    18:40
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    3:29
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:19
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
12:40
1:43
0:00
2017–18
18:05
3:01
0:08
2018–19
18:40
3:29
0:19
2017 Fantasy Outlook
Keller has accomplished a lot since being selected seventh overall in the 2016 draft. He ascended from the USHL all the way to the NHL in less than a calendar year with dominant stops at Boston University, the World Junior Championship and the World Championship. He projects to slide into an offensively tilted role with Arizona in his first full season in the league, and Keller owns the skill set and creativity to be a consistent scorer out of the gate. However, at just 5-foot-10 and 168 pounds, there will likely be plenty of offensive peaks and valleys throughout the season. Additionally, the rigors of an 82-game schedule could take its toll in the second half. Still, Keller's an elite talent with promising long-term upside.
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Second straight two-point game
CArizona Coyotes
October 20, 2018
Keller scored twice in Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Jets.
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Breaks out with two points
CArizona Coyotes
October 18, 2018
Keller had a goal and an assist in Thursday's 4-1 win over Chicago.
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Upgraded to top line
CArizona Coyotes
October 13, 2018
Keller, who has gotten off to a slow start, will shift to a first-line winger position for Saturday's game against the Sabres, Richard Morin of the Arizona Republic reports.
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Finishes preseason with seven points
CArizona Coyotes
September 30, 2018
Keller was the secondary distributor on Derek Stepan's power-play goal Saturday in a 4-1 road win over the Canucks.
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Makes immediate NHL impact
CArizona Coyotes
April 17, 2018
Keller paced the Coyotes in points (65) in 2017-18.
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