Jake Guentzel

Jake Guentzel

28-Year-Old Left WingLW
Pittsburgh Penguins
2022 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a five-year, $30 million contract extension with the Penguins in December 2018.
Gets three points vs. Ottawa
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January 20, 2023
Guentzel scored twice and registered an assist in Pittsburgh's 4-1 win against Ottawa on Friday.
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Guentzel's helper was recorded while Pittsburgh had the man advantage. He has 20 goals and 42 points in 41 games, including nine power-play points. The 28-year-old has three goals and five points over his last three contests.
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2022–23 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    20:04
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    3:47
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:03
 
Ice Time
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Short-Handed
2020–21
20:16
3:01
0:03
2021–22
20:06
3:33
0:05
2022–23
20:04
3:47
0:03
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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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Contributes overtime winner
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January 16, 2023
Guentzel provided a marker and an assist in Pittsburgh's 4-3 overtime win against the Ducks on Monday.
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Scores twice in win
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January 8, 2023
Guentzel scored two goals on six shots and added two PIM in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Coyotes.
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Notches pair of assists
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January 5, 2023
Guentzel provided two assists, three shots on goal and two PIM in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Golden Knights.
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Scores twice in win
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December 15, 2022
Guentzel scored a pair of goals in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Panthers.
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Gets two assists Tuesday
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December 6, 2022
Guentzel registered two assists in Tuesday's 4-1 win against Columbus.
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