Samuel Girard
Samuel Girard
22-Year-Old DefensemanD
Colorado Avalanche
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Girard is locked in as a top-pairing defenseman for the Avalanche. Last season, the Quebec native converted four goals on 116 shots, and he supplied 23 assists -- including nine on the power play. An upper-body injury limited Girard in the playoffs, but he found his way once he had the chance to partner with rookie sensation Cale Makar in the conference semifinal series against the Sharks. Since Tyson Barrie has taken his talents to Toronto, this figures to be the year that Girard averages more than 20 minutes of ice time. There should be a lot of attention on the 21-year-old since he procured a seven-year, $35 million contract, but consider taking the bait if it looks like he'll slip to the late rounds of fantasy drafts. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a seven-year, $35 million contract extension with the Avalanche in July of 2019.
Assists on pair of goals
DColorado Avalanche
August 5, 2020
Girard collected two assists with one shot and two PIM in Wednesday's 4-0 round-robin win over Dallas.
ANALYSIS
Girard drew the primary helper on an even-strength goal by Joonas Donskoi in the first period and an Andre Burakovsky power-play strike in the third. The 22-year-old had a career-high 34 points in 70 games during the regular season and is a power-play fixture for the Avalanche.
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2019–20 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    21:19
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    2:24
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:06
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2017–18
16:55
1:24
0:05
2017–18
17:42
2:14
0:01
2018–19
19:54
2:02
0:08
2019–20
21:19
2:24
0:06
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
Part of a blockbuster deal that sent Matt Duchene to the Senators last season, Girard immediately stepped into a contributing role for the Avalanche in 2017-18. The rookie dished out 17 assists in his first NHL campaign, adding three goals of his own to finish the campaign with 20 points. His minus-8 rating suggests Girard has some work to do on the defensive end of the ice, but the 20-year-old should continue to round out the edges as he develops. He remains a key contributor on the power play, where he notched 12 of his points last season. That will likely remain central to his production in 2018-19.
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Back at practice Friday
DColorado Avalanche
July 31, 2020
Girard (undisclosed) was on the ice for Friday's practice session, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports.
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Doesn't dress for exhibition
DColorado Avalanche
Undisclosed
July 29, 2020
Girard (undisclosed) isn't in the lineup for Wednesday's exhibition game against the Wild, NHL.com's Rick Sadowski reports.
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Reaching career highs
DColorado Avalanche
April 1, 2020
Girard posted career highs of four goals and 34 points in 70 games prior to the NHL pausing the season in March.
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Gathers power-play assist
DColorado Avalanche
March 4, 2020
Girard posted a power-play assist and four shots on goal in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Ducks.
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Fires home game-winner Friday
DColorado Avalanche
February 29, 2020
Girard scored the game-winning goal and added an assist in Friday's 3-2 win over the Hurricanes.
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