Nick Schmaltz
Nick Schmaltz
22-Year-Old Right WingRW
Arizona Coyotes
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Schmaltz broke out during his sophomore campaign in 2017-18, racking up career highs in goals (21), assists (31), shots on net (118) and average ice time (18:14). The 2014 first-round pick will return to his role skating on the second line and top power-play unit in 2018-19, and he should only continue to improve during his third full NHL season. Schmaltz will likely have two high-end scoring threats flanking him in Alex Debrincat and Patrick Kane this campaign, and he could approach the 65-point mark as a result, making him a player fantasy owners will want to target when assembling their forward group during this year's drafts. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Blackhawks in June of 2016. Traded to the Coyotes in November of 2018.
Continues to thrive for Coyotes
RWArizona Coyotes
December 14, 2018
Schmaltz notched two assists, one on the power play, in Friday's 4-3 overtime win over the Rangers.
ANALYSIS
The 22-year-old grabbed the second helper on Arizona's first goal of the night as it started a comeback from a 3-0 deficit, then set up Derek Stepan for the game-winner. Schmaltz now has four goals and nine points in nine games since his trade from Chicago, and the 2014 first-round pick seems right at home in a top-six assignment for his new club.
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2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    17:41
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    2:41
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:33
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
13:16
1:03
0:01
2017–18
18:14
2:40
1:19
2018–19
17:41
2:41
0:33
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
Schmaltz showed flashes of impressive talent in his first taste of NHL action last season, finishing with 28 points (six goals, 22 assists) in 61 games with Chicago. However, the 21-year-old winger only logged 66 shots on goal over that span, so if he exhibits more willingness to fire the puck on net in 2017-18, it wouldn't be surprising to see his goal total climb significantly this season. The 2014 first-round pick has the skill to skate in a top-six role, but the Blackhawks may prefer to have him center their third line behind Jonathan Toews and Artem Anisimov, a role that would cap his offensive upside. Either way, the Wisconsin native is locked in as a member of Chicago’s second power-play unit, which should provide him with plenty of opportunities to set up man-advantage goals. Schmaltz may be a fringe fantasy asset right now, but if he continues to improve as a two-way player in 2017-18, it wouldn't be surprising to see him have a major breakout in 2018-19.
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Scores on power play in win
RWArizona Coyotes
December 5, 2018
Schmaltz notched his second power-play goal since being traded and helped his team earn a 2-1 win over the Kings on Tuesday.
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Fitting in nicely with 'Yotes
RWArizona Coyotes
December 1, 2018
Schmaltz registered two assists to complement a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 6-1 home win over the Blues.
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Opens account with new team
RWArizona Coyotes
November 29, 2018
Schmaltz tallied a goal and assisted on another in Thursday's 3-0 win over Nashville.
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Headed to the desert
RWArizona Coyotes
November 25, 2018
The Blackhawks have dealt Schmaltz to Arizona in exchange for Dylan Strome and Brendan Perlini, according to Scott Powers of The Athletic.
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Surprise scratch
RWChicago Blackhawks
November 1, 2018
Schmaltz is expected to be a healthy scratch for Thursday's game against the Oilers, Mark Lazerus of The Athletic reports.
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