Joel L'Esperance
Joel L'Esperance
25-Year-Old CenterC
Dallas Stars
2020 Fantasy Outlook
L'Esperance only appeared in three NHL games in 2019-20, scoring one goal over that span. He was, however, a solid contributor with AHL Texas, notching 25 goals and 40 points in 58 contests with the farm team. L'Esperance will get a chance to compete with Nick Caamano and Ty Dellandrea for an NHL job in training camp, but there's likely only room for one or two of those skaters on the Opening Night roster. The 25-year-old L'Esperance is the oldest of the three, which means he's running out of time to establish himself with the parent club. If he does go to the minors, he'll be near the top of the list for potential call-ups should injuries arise. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Stars in October of 2020.
Dropped to taxi squad
CDallas Stars
May 10, 2021
L'Esperance was reassigned to the taxi squad Monday.
ANALYSIS
L'Esperance hasn't appeared in a game since April 11 and it seems like he'll be a healthy scratch once again for Monday's season finale in Chicago. He'll finish the 2020-21 campaign with two goals in 12 contests.
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2020–21 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    9:25
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:51
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:00
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2018–19
12:15
1:17
0:00
2019–20
7:21
1:08
0:08
2020–21
9:25
0:51
0:00
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
The 23-year-old made his NHL debut last year, playing in 18 games and scoring two goals. L'Esperance was far more productive in the AHL, where he racked up 30 goals and 45 points in 54 contests. Undrafted out of college, he has emerged as a genuine prospect, playing a physical, two-way game that marks him as a checking-line option for the Stars who can potentially make a contribution in the attacking zone as well. L'Esperance doesn't have a tremendous fantasy ceiling, but his style of play seems like a good fit for coach Jim Montgomery's system, and he could force his way into a regular shift as soon as this season.
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Recalled from taxi squad
CDallas Stars
May 9, 2021
L'Esperance was recalled from the Stars' taxi squad Sunday.
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Drops to taxi squad
CDallas Stars
April 12, 2021
L'Esperance was designated for the taxi squad Monday.
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Tallies in win
CDallas Stars
April 10, 2021
L'Esperance scored a goal and added two hits in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Panthers.
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Shifts to active roster
CDallas Stars
April 8, 2021
L'Esperance was promoted to the active roster Thursday.
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Returned to taxi squad
CDallas Stars
April 4, 2021
L'Esperance was reassigned to Dallas' taxi squad Sunday.
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