Cale Makar
Cale Makar
22-Year-Old DefensemanD
Colorado Avalanche
2020 Fantasy Outlook
The reigning Calder Trophy winner was brilliant in his rookie season in 2019-20, scoring 50 points in 57 games. He came in with high expectations after making his NHL debut during the previous season's playoffs and still managed to smash them, transforming the Avalanche into one of the most feared offensive teams with his strong skating ability and elite wrist shot. Makar ranked seventh in even-strength points and 10th in power-play points among defensemen last year, and in the process established himself as the rare, top-tier, point-per-game defenseman in fantasy. There may be some hiccups along the way in his second season, but the upside is worth the risk, which means Makar will be one of the most sought-after defensemen in all fantasy formats. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Avalanche in April of 2019.
Produces assist in overtime win
DColorado Avalanche
January 22, 2021
Makar recorded an assist and four shots on goal in Friday's 3-2 overtime win over the Ducks.
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Makar got the puck to Gabriel Landeskog in overtime, and the latter buried a second-chance rebound to secure the win. For Makar, it's his fifth assist in as many games this year, and the first to come at even strength. The 22-year-old blueliner has added nine shots, five hits and five blocked shots while skating on the first pairing.
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2020–21 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    22:54
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    5:07
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:17
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2019–20
21:01
3:43
0:06
2020–21
22:54
5:07
0:17
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2018
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.
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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Delivers power-play helper
DColorado Avalanche
January 21, 2021
Makar produced a power-play assist in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Kings.
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Plucks three apples
DColorado Avalanche
January 15, 2021
Makar registered three power-play assists in Friday's 8-0 win over the Blues.
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Brings home Calder Trophy
DColorado Avalanche
September 22, 2020
Makar was named the winner of the Calder Trophy as the NHL's rookie of the year Monday.
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Nets go-ahead goal
DColorado Avalanche
September 2, 2020
Makar scored a goal and blocked four shots in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Stars in Game 6.
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Stays hot with helper
DColorado Avalanche
August 31, 2020
Makar posted an assist and four shots on goal in Monday's 6-3 win over the Stars in Game 5.
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