Jake Guentzel

Jake Guentzel

29-Year-Old Left WingLW
Carolina Hurricanes
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Guentzel is expected to miss at least a handful of games to begin the 2023-24 campaign after undergoing ankle surgery in early August. Fortunately, once he's ready to return, he has a secure role on Pittsburgh's top line alongside Sidney Crosby. Guentzel has been a durable presence over the last three years, suiting up in 210 of 220 regular-season games during that span. In 78 appearances last year, he racked up 36 goals and 73 points, including a career-high 23 power-play points. The 28-year-old winger has tallied at least 35 goals in three of the last six seasons. Despite missing some time, Guentzel should once again provide production at nearly a point-per-game pace with at least 30 goals. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a five-year, $30 million contract extension with the Penguins in December 2018.
Contributes helper in win
LWCarolina Hurricanes
May 11, 2024
Guentzel provided an assist, six shots on goal and two blocked shots in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Rangers in Game 4.
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Guentzel has a point in all four games versus the Rangers, and he's been held off the scoresheet just twice in nine contests in the playoffs. The winger is up to four goals, five assists, 25 shots on net, 16 PIM and a plus-5 rating. Guentzel's top-line assignment and significant power-play role will make him a key player as the Hurricanes look to bounce back from their 3-1 series deficit.
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2023–24 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    17:30
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    2:26
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    20:53
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Disucssing extension with Canes
LWCarolina Hurricanes
May 24, 2024
Guentzel and the Hurricanes have already begun initial talks on a contract extension, per Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic on Friday.
ANALYSIS
Guentzel reportedly enjoyed his time with the Hurricanes but will likely be seeking a long-term deal in the eight-year, $8 million range, though only Carolina will be able to offer him that eighth year. Despite being limited to just 67 games this year due to injury, the 29-year-old winger still managed to reach the 30-goal threshold for the third straight campaign and should be capable of challenging for 40 goals if he's able to remain healthy for all 82 games in 2024-25.
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Not that there has been any doubt for quite a while, but Guentzel proved again this past season he's a terrific player in his own right and not just a product of playing alongside Sidney Crosby. Sid helps, of course, but Guentzel's 40 goals and 84 points in 76 games last year was much his own doing. He was even better in Pittsburgh's brief playoff appearance, scoring at least one goal in six of their seven first-round games against the Rangers. With Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang re-signed and Crosby with plenty of gas left in the tank, the Pens seem as if they will run out the same core as a season ago. That's good news for Guentzel, who makes for a fine early-round selection in all fantasy formats.
For the fourth consecutive season, Guentzel reached the 20-goal milestone. He pocketed 23 goals with 57 points while averaging 20:16 of ice time over 56 games. The 26-year-old winger has scored 43 goals over the last two seasons after racking up 40 during the 2018-19 campaign. However, he's played just 95 games during that span due to injuries and shortened seasons. Of course, a big part of Guentzel's fantasy charm is that he plays on Sidney Crosby's wing and that's not expected to change anytime soon. The Nebraska native also scored a career-high 18 power-play points last year and he'll be a staple on the team's top unit again during the 2021-22 season. Guentzel should have no problem getting back over the 30-goal mark as long as he stays healthy.
Guentzel is a first-line, goal-scoring winger who thinks the game at the same speed as linemate and future Hall-of-Famer Sidney Crosby. And two seasons ago, that netted Guentzel 40 goals and 76 points. Last season, he missed significant time with a major shoulder injury, but he should be ready to roll come January. He will play a big role on the Pens' top power-play unit and alongside Sid the Kid at even strength. Guentzel is set to deliver the best point-per-game rate of his career.
It was yet another banner year for Guentzel in 2018-19, as he set career highs in goals (40), assists (36) and shots (227) while posting a plus-13 rating in 82 games. The tenacious winger has improved every year since making his NHL debut in 2016-17, and has cemented his role skating on Sidney Crosby's wing on the Penguins' top line over the past two seasons. The one knock on the youngster's game has been a lack of productivity on the power play, however, it appears that could be at an end now that Phil Kessel is no longer in the picture. With a spot now open on the No. 1 power-play unit, Guentzel figures to see himself bumped up to the top group in 2019-20. The additional ice time and opportunity that will come with that role could help Guentzel surpass the 80-point mark for the first time in his career this season, making him an elite fantasy option in all formats.
Guentzel set career highs in goals (22), assists (26) and shots on goal (171) in 2017-18 -- his second year but first full campaign. While he's only 5-foot-11 and 167 pounds, the speedy winger is not afraid to throw his body around, as he dished out 142 hits last year. After trying out many different combinations, Pittsburgh may have finally found a long-term winger for Sidney Crosby in “Jake N Bake,” who provides a solid scoring touch, high-end skating ability and a strong hockey IQ. If he remains locked in on the top line, there is little doubt the 22-year-old will set another round of career bests this upcoming season.
After tallying 33 points in 40 regular-season games and following that up with a rookie-record 21 in 25 playoff contests, Guentzel is a near lock to join the ever-prolific Sidney Crosby on the Penguins’ top line to start the 2017-18 campaign. A natural center, the 22-year-old’s meteoric ascension could cause many a fantasy owner to overreach, but the savvier types know that he’s facing a limited role on the man advantage and his 19.8 shooting percentage from last year is not sustainable. While the speedy pivot starred in the AHL and doesn't seem like a candidate for a sophomore slump, breaking the bank on a player with less than a full season’s worth of NHL experience might not be the best course of action -- even with Crosby at his side.
The Penguins snagged Guentzel in the third-round pick of the 2013 draft. At 5-foot-9, 153 pounds, the smallish centerman will need to prove himself every step of the way. The 19-year-old scored 29 goals and 73 points in 60 games for Sioux City of the USHL last year. Guentzel is likely several seasons away from fighting for a roster spot.
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Scores again Thursday
LWCarolina Hurricanes
May 10, 2024
Guentzel scored a goal on two shots in Thursday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Rangers in Game 3.
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Two goals in loss
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May 7, 2024
Guentzel potted two goals on five shots in Tuesday's 4-3 double-overtime loss to the Rangers in Game 2.
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Garners helper
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May 5, 2024
Guentzel recorded a helper, five shots on goal, four blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Rangers in Game 1.
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Scores goal, assist in win
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April 23, 2024
Guentzel scored a goal on two shots and picked up a power-play assist in Monday's 5-3 Game 2 victory over the Islanders.
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Back after night off
LWCarolina Hurricanes
April 18, 2024
Guentzel (rest) retook his spot on the Canes' top line during practice ahead of Saturday's matchup with the Islanders, Walt Ruff of the Hurricanes' official site reports.
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