Noah Dobson
Noah Dobson
21-Year-Old DefensemanD
New York Islanders
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Dobson could become a permanent NHL player in 2020-21 after he had seven points in 34 games as a rookie last year. Dobson made the jump straight from junior, but he often found himself in the press box as a healthy scratch last season. With the logjam cleared on the Islanders' blue line, Dobson will likely get some valuable experience in a third-pairing role this year. He's worth hanging onto or adding in dynasty formats, but with only second unit power-play usage and marginal even-strength time, the 20-year-old defenseman is probably best left undrafted in single-year leagues. He'll likely approach the 15-point mark with unspectacular non-scoring numbers. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Islanders in August of 2018.
Lights the lamp
DNew York Islanders
March 5, 2021
Dobson scored his second goal of the season in the Islanders 5-2 victory over the Sabres on Thursday.
ANALYSIS
Dobson has two goals, seven assists, and a plus-5 rating in 23 games. The offensive numbers will come for Dobson, but the most important stat is likely his plus-5 rating. Coach Barry Trotz is a stickler for defense first. Dobson is the Islanders' top defensive prospect, and this is his first full season in the NHL. The Isles have played it safe with him, pairing Dobson with grizzled veteran Johnny Boychuk (eye) last season and Andy Greene this year. They have kept his ice time in the 17-minute range but eventually expect him to handle 20-plus minutes per game.
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2020–21 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    17:00
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    2:35
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:03
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2019–20
13:17
0:54
0:03
2020–21
17:00
2:35
0:03
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
The Islanders have a crowded blue line, but the organization is very excited about this 19-year-old. While he has yet to play in the AHL, Dobson proved to be a complete player in the QMJHL last season, scoring 15 goals and 52 points in 56 games. He also had 60 PIM and a plus-10 rating. In the QMJHL playoffs, Dobson posted eight goals and 29 points with a plus-28 rating and 20 PIM in 20 games. He probably won't start the 2019-20 campaign in the NHL, but the 2018 first-round pick will be with the Islanders sooner rather than later. Dobson should be stashed in all dynasty formats.
The second of the Islanders' back-to-back selections in the first round of the 2018 draft, Dobson comes off an All-Star campaign in the QMJHL having posted career-high marks in goals (17), assists (52), power-play goals (11) and shots on goal (276). A bit more defensive-minded than some of the other rearguards selected early in the draft, his eventual fantasy ceiling may be slightly lower, but he could still be a useful piece in deep dynasty leagues and eventually redraft formats.
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Game is progressing
DNew York Islanders
February 11, 2021
Dobson's game is developing steadily, Laura Albanese of Newsday reports.
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Enjoys well-rounded performance
DNew York Islanders
January 21, 2021
Dobson dished out a pair of assists Thursday while adding two shots and a game-high seven blocks in a 4-1 win over New Jersey.
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Bigger role than expected
DNew York Islanders
January 8, 2021
Dobson has been seeing time on the top power-play unit for the Islanders during training camp, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
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Ice time expected to increase
DNew York Islanders
January 5, 2021
Dobson is expected to see an increase in his ice time this season, Laura Albanese of Newsday reports.
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Not in lineup for Game 5
DNew York Islanders
September 15, 2020
Dobson is not in the lineup and will again sit out as a healthy scratch in Game 5 on Tuesday against the Lightning.
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