Shea Theodore

Shea Theodore

28-Year-Old DefensemanD
Vegas Golden Knights
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Theodore had a couple of injuries in 2022-23, which limited him to 55 games, but he was still productive with 41 points (eight goals, 33 assists) when he was healthy in the regular season. He added 13 points in 21 outings as a leader on the blue line during the Golden Knights' march to the Stanley Cup. Theodore is in his prime at 28 years old and should continue to be Vegas' most reliable scorer from the blue line. He's never avoided missing time in a season, but he could push for 55 to 60 points if he can limit his absences to a handful of games in 2023-24. A spot on the Golden Knights' top power-play unit should continue to prop up his scoring numbers, though he's also proven capable at even strength. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a seven-year, $36.4 million contract with the Golden Knights in September of 2018.
Grabs helper in return
DVegas Golden Knights
February 20, 2024
Theodore logged an assist in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Predators.
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Theodore jumped right back into a top-four role, ending the game with 21:03 of ice time. This was his first game since Nov. 22 due to an upper-body injury. The defenseman has 19 points, 53 shots on net, 27 blocked shots and a plus-1 rating over 21 appearances. Theodore has the most scoring upside of any Vegas blueliner, and it's worth checking the waiver wire to see if an impatient fantasy manager dropped him during his lengthy absence.
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2023–24 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    23:16
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    4:29
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:11
 
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Short-Handed
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23:08
2:28
0:19
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21:26
2:16
0:01
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23:16
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Theodore finished last season with a career-best 14 goals and 52 points in 78 games. It was probably a best-case scenario considering the Vegas power play was poor and his time with the man advantage decreased by 36 seconds per game to 2:28. The team will probably improve considering the talent level the Golden Knights possess, but Vegas has another capable PP quarterback in Alex Pietrangelo, so Theodore's fantasy value is going to take a hit if his deployment level remains similar. That said, Theodore is an extremely useful player regardless, although he might be more of a high-end No. 2 fantasy defender as opposed to a true top-tier guy.
Theodore topped 40 points for the second straight year, notching eight goals and 34 assists in 53 games last season. The high-scoring defenseman garnered 15 of his helpers with the man advantage, successfully fending off Alex Pietrangelo for the quarterback role on the top power-play unit. At this point, Theodore is pretty much a household name on the blue line. He should be a lock for 40-to-50 points with a high shot volume and power-play production while also playing a steady enough game to not hurt his plus-minus rating. Whether paired with Alec Martinez (foot) or Brayden McNabb, Theodore will have free reign to act as a de facto fourth forward whenever he's on the ice -- that's music to fantasy managers' ears.
Theodore emerged as an elite offensive defenseman last year, leading Vegas with 19 points in the playoffs after registering a career-high 46 points during the regular season. His performance represented the highest point total by a defenseman in Vegas' franchise history, and the 25-year-old is once again poised to set new highs in 2020-21. Using his speed, agility and shooting ability, he was consistently excellent at creating scoring chances in 2019-20. He was just one of 19 defensemen to score double-digit goals and one of four to register over 200 shots last year. Theodore possesses tremendous upside on offense, falling just short of the elite tier if only because of his inexperience. He should be considered a top-15 option at his position heading into this year's drafts.
Theodore is entering his prime as a mobile power-play quarterback with all the right physical tools. Last season was his second with the Golden Knights, and the B.C. native showed plenty of maturity en route to career highs in goals (12), assists (25) and shots (202) through 79 contests. The burgeoning left-shot defenseman must continue performing at a high level to justify the seven-year, $36.4 million contract that GM George McPhee bestowed upon him ahead of the 2018-19 campaign. Fortunately, there's plenty of cohesion between Theodore and top-pairing cohort Nate Schmidt, who is also bound by a long-term contract with the young Vegas franchise. Using a first-round draft pick on Theodore would be a reach in shallow leagues, though he appears to be only a small step away from the elite class of fantasy blueliners.
Rated as a top prospect in the 2013 draft, Theodore's NHL career to date has been interesting to say the least. After failing to impress in limited action with the Ducks, the young blueliner was dealt by Anaheim to the Golden Knights at the expansion draft in order for the Ducks to keep Josh Manson and ensure Vegas selected Clayton Stoner. It took some time, but Theodore became a valuable contributor on the Golden Knights' blue line, finishing the regular season with 29 points and supplying offensive production during the team's Stanley Cup run. Theodore has plenty of upside and will likely be a part of a star-studded first power-play unit that includes William Karlsson and Jonathan Marchessault, making him a prime candidate for a breakout campaign. He's yet to play a full 82-game season, so a full-time position on the Vegas blue line should do wonders for his fantasy value.
Theodore logged just nine points in 34 games with the Ducks last year, but the 2013 first-rounder has plenty of untapped offensive potential. The lack of an established pecking order in Vegas certainly plays into Theodore’s hands, as he'll be in the mix for a first or second-pairing spot that would have been tough to obtain on Anaheim’s stacked blue line. He’s also the favorite to operate as the point man on the top power-play unit after excelling to the tune of 57 points in 76 games over the past two seasons with the AHL’s San Diego Gulls. Theodore’s a low-risk, high-reward option at his current draft price.
Theodore, a first-round selection by the Ducks in 2013, may be among the most offensively-gifted blueliners in the non-professional ranks. The 19-year-old tallied an astounding 22 goals and 57 assists in 70 games for the WHL's Seattle Thunderbirds in 2013-14, making him a promising asset in dynasty formats. He still needs some further refinement in his own zone, but even if he never develops into a shutdown defender, his scoring ability would likely still make him an above-average fantasy option. Theodore will be sidelined for the start of the upcoming season due to an elbow sprain, but it shouldn’t be long before he starts making an impact again for the Thunderbirds.
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Playing Tuesday
DVegas Golden Knights
February 20, 2024
Theodore will be in action against the Predators on Tuesday.
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Not expected to play
DVegas Golden Knights
February 19, 2024
Theodore (upper body) is not expected to play Monday against San Jose, per Jesse Granger of The Athletic.
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Removed from LTIR
DVegas Golden Knights
February 19, 2024
Theodore (upper body) was activated from long-term injured reserve Monday, per the NHL media site.
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Unlikely to return Saturday
DVegas Golden Knights
Upper Body
February 14, 2024
Theodore (upper body) is unlikely to play Saturday against Carolina, but he might return next week, Danny Webster of the Las Vegas Sun reports Wednesday.
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Might return in mid-February
DVegas Golden Knights
Upper Body
January 18, 2024
Theodore (upper body) is projected to return in three-to-four weeks, Jason Gregor of Sports 1440 Edmonton reports Thursday.
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