Mason Appleton

Mason Appleton

26-Year-Old CenterC
Seattle Kraken
2021 Fantasy Outlook
In his third NHL season, Appleton made a slight breakthrough with 12 goals and 25 points in 56 games for the Jets. The Wisconsin native thrived in a middle-six role after lingering on the fourth line during his first two campaigns, but he was quickly scooped up by the Kraken in their expansion draft. With the wing depth in Seattle, Appleton remains likely to slot into a third-line role, although he began his career as a center and could be deployed at that position. With a full campaign ahead, the sixth-round pick from 2015 could put up 35-40 points while logging north of 15 minutes of ice time per game. It remains to be seen if he'll earn any power-play time with Seattle -- Appleton's 6-foot-3 frame could make for a solid net-front presence if he earns time on the man advantage. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $1.8 million contract extension with the Jets in October of 2020.
Ends drought with assist
CSeattle Kraken
January 20, 2022
Appleton registered an assist, two hits and two PIM in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Sharks.
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Appleton dropped a pass for Mark Giordano, who then set up the first of Carson Soucy's pair of goals. The helper snapped a seven-game point drought for Appleton, a cold stretch that dated back to Dec. 15. The winger is at seven points, 35 shots on net, 16 hits and a minus-5 rating in 25 contests. He played on the fourth line Thursday, so there's not much reason to be optimistic about his offense picking up in the second half of the season.
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2021–22 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    14:05
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:37
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:08
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2019–20
11:10
0:07
0:56
2020–21
14:26
0:31
0:56
2021–22
14:05
0:37
0:08
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Appleton missed time due to injuries in 2019-20, accumulating just eight points in 46 contests in a bottom-six role. Unlike many of the Jets' forwards, Appleton doesn't play a very physical style, so his fantasy value is almost fully dependent on his scoring ability. The sixth-round pick from 2015 doesn't seem all that likely to make a big splash in 2020-21 -- he only has 18 points in 82 career appearances. With a 56-game campaign ahead, Appleton likely won't contribute more than 15 points, so most fantasy managers can find their depth scoring elsewhere.
Appleton made his NHL debut last year on Dec. 1 versus the Devils and never looked back, appearing in 36 games in which he registered three goals, seven helpers and 29 shots despite averaging a mere 8:12 of ice time. The Green Bay, Wisconsin native's solid showing in the back half of the season should give him the inside track on a spot in the bottom-six heading into the 2019-20 campaign. The Michigan State product has notched 98 points in 116 AHL contests and figures to be a potential sleeper pick if he can avoid spending time with the Moose this year.
Of all the prospects within the Jets' system, Appleton stands the best chance of forcing his way into the lineup this season. The playmaking center racked up a team-leading 66 points for AHL Manitoba last season and is capable of lining up on the power play. The Green Bay, Wisconsin native will likely start off training camp on the outside looking in, but should headline the short list of potential call-ups. If the guys ahead of him in the depth chart struggles -- Nicolas Petan, Andrew Copp or Marko Dano to name a few -- the team may decide to see if the 22-year-old can hold up under the bright lights of the NHL.
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Clears COVID-19 protocols
CSeattle Kraken
January 4, 2022
Appleton exited the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Tuesday, per Mike Benton of Sports Radio KJR.
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Placed in COVID-19 protocols
CSeattle Kraken
Covid-19
December 27, 2021
Appleton was designated for the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Monday.
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Helpers in last two games
CSeattle Kraken
December 15, 2021
Appleton notched an assist and three shots on goal in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Sharks.
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Pockets assist
CSeattle Kraken
December 11, 2021
Appleton recorded an assist in Saturday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Blue Jackets.
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Picks up helper Friday
CSeattle Kraken
December 3, 2021
Appleton notched an assist and two shots on goal in Friday's 4-3 win over the Oilers.
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