Cale Makar
Cale Makar
21-Year-Old DefensemanD
Colorado Avalanche
2019 Fantasy Outlook
The time is now for Makar, as the offseason departure of Tyson Barrie has fully paved the way for Colorado's 2017 fourth overall pick to emerge as a full-time NHLer. Lauded for his high hockey IQ and supreme awareness from the blue line, Makar deposited 21 goals and 49 assists between 75 games with UMass-Amherst over the last two seasons. The Avalanche figured he'd provide an offensive spark in the playoffs, so the Calgary native signed on the dotted line on a three-year, entry-level contract and proceeded to record six points through 10 postseason games, including the unforgettable achievement of becoming the first defenseman in history to score a playoff goal in his NHL debut. Naturally, there is a lot of hype surrounding Makar, and it's simply a race against time to acquire him at a reasonable price in the fantasy arena. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Avalanche in April of 2019.
Says he's healthy
DColorado Avalanche
July 27, 2020
Makar took part in practice Monday and declared himself ready for the NHL's return to play, Rick Sadowski of NHL.com reports. "I'm feeling perfect now," said Makar. "I should be back fully going here. Had a really good practice today, just feeling really good now."
ANALYSIS
Makar sat out three practices while dealing with an undisclosed issue before returning in a non-contact jersey and shedding it for full contact during power-play drills in Saturday's session. Given the most recent information, there's little doubt about his availability as the playoffs draw closer.
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2019–20 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    21:01
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    3:43
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:06
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2019–20
21:01
3:43
0:06
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
Makar has yet to sign his entry-level contract despite being selected fourth overall by the Avalanche in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, instead electing to return to UMass-Amherst after posting 21 points -- five goals and 16 assists -- and a plus-9 rating over 34 games last season. It wouldn't be a big surprise if he inks his professional contract immediately following the 2018-19 collegiate season, allowing him to get a small taste of professional hockey before the season concludes, but he mainly holds value in dynasty formats this season.
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Spotted in regular jersey
DColorado Avalanche
July 25, 2020
Makar (undisclosed) wore a non-contact sweater for the beginning of Saturday's practice, but he put on a regular jersey for power-play work, Marc Moser of Altitude Sports 950 reports.
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Skates solo
DColorado Avalanche
Undisclosed
July 23, 2020
Makar (undisclosed) did some light skating on his own before Thursday's team practice, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports.
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Exits practice early
DColorado Avalanche
Undisclosed
July 18, 2020
Makar (undisclosed) exited Saturday's practice early, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.
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In Calder Trophy discussion
DColorado Avalanche
April 7, 2020
Makar had 12 goals, 50 points and a plus-12 rating in 57 games prior to the league suspending the season in March.
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Harvests trio of apples
DColorado Avalanche
March 11, 2020
Makar (upper body) assisted on all three of the Avalanche's goals in a 3-2 overtime win over the Rangers on Wednesday.
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