Clayton Keller
Clayton Keller
22-Year-Old CenterC
Arizona Coyotes
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Keller led the lackluster Coyotes offense with 47 points in 82 games in 2018-19 despite skating to a minus-21 rating. It's a dip from his 65-point rookie season the year before, but Keller only had a 7.0 shooting percentage in his second campaign. He's too talented to be scoring at such a low rate for long, and with Phil Kessel now on the Coyotes, opposing defenses won't be able to focus exclusively on Keller this season. Expect the 21-year-old to return to the 60-point mark, with 20-25 of those coming on the power play. The winger is a volume shooter as well -- he's posted at least 200 shots in each of his two NHL seasons. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed an eight-year, $57.2 million contract extension with the Coyotes in September of 2019.
Finds back of net again
CArizona Coyotes
August 4, 2020
Keller scored his second goal of the playoff during Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Predators in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.
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The 22-year-old ended Juuse Saros' shutout bid with only 57 seconds remaining in the third period. Keller has been an offensive bright spot so far for the Coyotes, and he'll look to extend his postseason scoring binge in Game 3 on Wednesday.
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2019–20 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    16:18
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    2:42
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:01
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2017–18
18:05
3:01
0:08
2018–19
18:14
3:31
0:09
2019–20
16:18
2:42
0:01
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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.
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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Strikes with man advantage
CArizona Coyotes
August 3, 2020
Keller scored a power-play goal and had a pair of shots in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Predators in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.
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Close to 20-goal plateau
CArizona Coyotes
May 5, 2020
Keller put up 17 goals and 44 points through 70 games in 2019-20 before the mid-March suspension of play.
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Generates helper
CArizona Coyotes
March 6, 2020
Keller posted an assist in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Flames.
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Three points in win
CArizona Coyotes
March 1, 2020
Keller scored two goals and also tallied an assist during Saturday's 5-2 win over Buffalo.
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Five points in last five games
CArizona Coyotes
February 22, 2020
Keller scored two goals and added an assist Saturday in a 7-3 win over Tampa Bay.
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