Marcus Pettersson

Marcus Pettersson

27-Year-Old DefensemanD
Pittsburgh Penguins
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Despite missing 14 games during the 2022-23 season, Pettersson was able to produce a career year. He set new career bests in several categories, including points (24), hits (133), blocked shots (131) and PIM (58). The 27-year-old blueliner also averaged a career-high 20:35 of ice time. Pettersson was limited to one goal and has yet to score more than two goals in any of his six NHL campaigns. ​​He's never been very impactful on the offensive end and won't provide any extra help with the man advantage. Pettersson's value comes from his physicality, making him a viable option only in deeper fantasy formats. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a five-year, $20.13 million contract extension with the Penguins in January of 2020.
Supplies pair of helpers
DPittsburgh Penguins
February 15, 2024
Pettersson notched two assists, two shots on goal and a plus-4 rating in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Blackhawks.
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The pair of helpers were Pettersson's first points in five games since the All-Star break. He assisted on both of Sidney Crosby's goals in the game. Pettersson is at 21 points, 65 shots on net, 96 blocked shots, 57 hits, 28 PIM and a plus-21 rating through 51 outings this season. He's in a top-four role and on track to surpass his career high of 25 points from the 2018-19 campaign, but his fantasy appeal is limited to deeper formats.
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2023–24 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    22:33
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:14
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    2:42
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2021–22
15:39
0:16
0:18
2022–23
20:35
0:10
1:41
2023–24
22:33
0:14
2:42
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The Penguins decision to trade Daniel Sprong to Anaheim for Pettersson a few years ago was widely panned at the time, but it ended up working out for Pittsburgh. The big Swede has become a reliable depth defender for the Pens, killing penalties and averaging 15-plus minutes of ice time per game. Pettersson, now 26 years old, has never posted more than 25 points in any one season and has basically no fantasy value, but he's a useful piece for the Penguins.
Pettersson managed a second straight 20-plus point campaign while being tasked with increased responsibilities, including the penalty kill, as he averaged a career high 19:24 of ice time last year. The puck-moving blueliner won't be tasked with contributing much offensively while playing alongside John Marino, so he could struggle to put together another 20-point season in 2020-21, especially with the shortened schedule. If Pettersson does log power-play minutes, it figures to be with the second unit, which won't significantly increase his fantasy value.
After putting up just six assists in 27 games with Anaheim, Pettersson went on a tear after being traded to the Penguins in December, notching two goals, 17 helpers and 72 shots while recording a plus-13 rating and 49 PIM in 57 contests. The big-bodied defenseman came into the league as a defensively-minded player, but it appears that he has the ability to chip in offensively as well. The 23-year-old Swede should be capable of challenging the 30-point mark in 2019-20 and figures to earn a spot on the No. 2 power-play unit, giving him solid mid-range fantasy value.
Pettersson arrived in North America from Sweden and needed little time to prove he could hang at the pro level. The 22-year-old notched 14 assists in 44 games for AHL San Diego before being called up to Anaheim after a slew of injuries. With the big club, Pettersson accrued one goal and three apples (one on the power play) in 22 games, and the Ducks played him for all four playoff outings as well. The adjustment was made easier by his 6-foot-4 frame, and Pettersson is expected to start the season on the Ducks' bottom pairing with too low of a ceiling for fantasy owners to take a shot at.
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Scores goal, assist in loss
DPittsburgh Penguins
January 12, 2024
Pettersson scored a goal on three shots and registered an assist in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to Vancouver.
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Career-best performance Wednesday
DPittsburgh Penguins
December 28, 2023
Pettersson notched four assists with one blocked shot and a plus-5 rating in Wednesday's 7-0 win over the Islanders.
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Nabs apple Thursday
DPittsburgh Penguins
December 1, 2023
Pettersson recorded an assist against the Lightning on Thursday.
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Snaps dry spell with assist
DPittsburgh Penguins
November 5, 2023
Pettersson posted an assist, two PIM and a plus-5 rating in Saturday's 10-2 win over the Sharks.
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Earns assist in loss
DPittsburgh Penguins
October 18, 2023
Pettersson recorded an assist, two blocked shots and five PIM in Wednesday's 6-3 loss to the Red Wings.
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