Christian Wolanin
Christian Wolanin
24-Year-Old DefensemanD
Ottawa Senators
IR-NR
Injury Shoulder
Est. Return 1/14/2020
2019 Fantasy Outlook
With the arrival of Nikita Zaitsev and Ron Hainsey this offseason, there may not be a spot in the top six for Wolanin in 2019-20. Last year, the 24-year-old appeared in 30 games with the Senators, scoring four goals and 12 points while posting a plus-3 rating. However, since they're still in the early stages of a rebuild, Ottawa is probably going to want another look at the 24-year-old defenseman sooner rather than later. The 2015 fourth-round pick racked up seven goals and 31 points in 40 AHL contests last campaign, putting his offensive upside on full display. Wolanin may not be worth a draft pick in most fantasy formats this year, but if he's able to earn an extended stay with the big club at any point during the upcoming campaign, he'll be worth a speculative waiver claim. Read Past Outlooks
$SIgned a two-year, $1.8 million contract with the Senators in July of 2019.
Will miss four months minimum
DOttawa Senators
Shoulder
September 12, 2019
Wolanin suffered a torn labrum that will keep him on the shelf for at least the next four months, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
ANALYSIS
At best, Wolanin could be available in mid-January, though working his way into the lineup after such a long layoff could be tough. The blueliner was poised to take the next step in his development this year and figured to play in more than the 30 games he logged last year. In those appearances, the Quebec City native notched 12 points, 36 shots and 31 blocks and very well could have topped each of those numbers this year. With Wolanin out of the mix, Erik Brannstrom and Christian Jaros will likely battle for the sixth spot on the blue line.
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2017–18
14:39
1:24
0:05
2018–19
17:20
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
Wolanin had a solid debut when the Senators brought him up from the University of North Dakota, scoring three points in 10 games last year. With Ottawa going for youth at this point, Wolanin could get an early opportunity. The 23-year-old looks as though he could develop into a solid player for the Senators for several years to come -- his 35-point season with UND suggests offensive upside. However, there is no guarantee Wolanin starts the year in the NHL and even if he does he's essentially a rookie at this point. Snap him up in dynasty leagues if you can, but temper expectations in the short term.
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Out with torn labrum
DOttawa Senators
Shoulder
September 12, 2019
Wolanin was seen with a sling on his arm at practice and is confirmed out with a torn labrum, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
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Signs two-year deal
DOttawa Senators
July 4, 2019
Wolanin secured a two-year, $1.8 million contract extension with the Senators on Thursday.
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Earns qualifying offer
DOttawa Senators
June 20, 2019
Wolanin received a qualifying offer from the Senators on Thursday, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
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Reassigned to minors
DOttawa Senators
April 5, 2019
Wolanin was sent down to AHL Belleville on Friday.
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Prospect promoted again
DOttawa Senators
April 3, 2019
Wolanin was called up from AHL Belleville on Wednesday, Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun reports.
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