Alex Petrovic
Alex Petrovic
26-Year-Old DefensemanD
Edmonton Oilers
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Despite playing in a career-high 67 games last season, Petrovic averaged just 14:39 of ice time per game, his lowest since the 2013-14 season where he played just seven games. He's settled into his role as a depth defenseman with the Panthers, scoring two goals and 13 points with just 60 shots on goal during the 2017-18 campaign. The 26-year-old does provide a physical presence, racking up 142 hits and 74 blocked shots as well. He isn't a strong fantasy asset in standard fantasy leagues, but could be a decent option as a depth blueliner in deeper formats. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year contract with the Panthers in July of 2018.
Logs limited minutes in return
DEdmonton Oilers
January 23, 2019
Petrovic saw just 14:04 of ice time against Detroit on Tuesday, well off his 17:23 season average.
ANALYSIS
Considering Petrovic has just two helpers in 32 games this season, split between the Panthers and Oilers, the defenseman is unlikely to produce much offensively the rest of the way. The 26-year-old's lack of scoring touch limits his fantasy value to formats that utilize hits (86) and blocks (42).
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2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    14:20
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:01
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:45
  • Average Time On Ice:
    17:23
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:11
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    1:30
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
18:09
0:07
1:19
2016–17
0:00
0:00
0:00
2017–18
0:00
0:00
0:00
2017–18
14:39
0:01
0:25
2018–19
14:20
0:01
0:45
2018–19
17:23
0:11
1:30
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Petrovic played just 49 games this past season due to an ankle injury, but he arguably had his best season yet, averaging a career-high 18:09 per game. He’s a rough-and-tumble, stay-at-home defenseman in an era that puts a premium on blueliners who can skate and move the puck, which limits his use, but teams love having a guy who can clear the crease. Petrovic’s 106 hits led the team despite his limited appearances, and his 2.2 hits per game ranked 24th among defensemen who’ve played at least 40 games. While he'll probably never see much power-play usage, if any, Petrovic has certainly earned a regular spot in the lineup. He’s ostensibly entering his prime at 25 years old, but his projected third-pairing role will limit his fantasy value to formats that count hits and PIM.
Petrovic displayed a lot of physicality in his first full season with the Panthers, racking up 90 PIM and 157 hits to go along with two goals, 15 assists and a plus-17 rating in 66 games. The 6-foot-4, 206-pound wing was trusted with just under 17 minutes of ice time per game in a third-pairing role, and he’ll likely see similar usage this season, as Florida addressed its many blue-line departures in free agency. Petrovic isn’t projected to see much (if any) power-play time and hasn’t shown much offensive ability in the minors, leaving his fantasy upside on the low end.
While splitting his time between the AHL and NHL last season, Petrovic began displaying some of the offensive firepower he provided in his junior career. In 41 games for AHL San Antonio, Petrovic scored three goals and 17 assists while chipping in 59 penalty minutes, though his numbers took a significant dip when he received the call-up to Florida. He appears to have the inside track on the sixth defenseman spot for the Panthers, but will likely be with the team whether or not he dresses every game.
Petrovic only saw action in seven games with the Panthers, but he played half the season with San Antonio of the AHL where he had 13 points and 79 PIM in 43 games. Petrovic has a chance to be among the Panthers top-eight defensemen to start the year, but his fate may depend on whether top pick Aaron Eckblad makes the team. If Petrovic sees a regular turn he will be a physical presence on the blue line, but only a fantasy factor in leagues that count PIM.
Petrovic played six games with the Panthers last season and only managed to rack up 25 PIMs. It looks like the vast majority of any fantasy value he provides will come from his willingness to drop the gloves.
The Panthers should boast an impressive defensive corps in the future with Dmitri Kulikov and Erik Gudbranson in the system, and Petrovic as the team's 36th overall pick in this year's draft. Unlike the prospects above, Petrovic likely will not see any time in the NHL this season. Instead, the efficacious rearguard will continue his development with the Red Deer Rebels for his fourth season in the WHL, a junior league.
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Ready to rock
DEdmonton Oilers
Concussion
January 22, 2019
Petrovic (concussion) will return to the lineup for Tuesday's game against Detroit, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.
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Not in lineup Sunday
DEdmonton Oilers
Concussion
January 20, 2019
Petrovic (concussion) will miss Sunday's game versus the Hurricanes, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.
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Won't play against Canucks
DEdmonton Oilers
Concussion
January 16, 2019
Petrovic (concussion) will be out of the lineup for Wednesday's matchup with Vancouver, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.
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Nearing return to lineup
DEdmonton Oilers
Concussion
January 14, 2019
Petrovic (concussion) will be evaluated Monday and could rejoin the active roster ahead of Wednesday's game in Vancouver.
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Ruled out next three games
DEdmonton Oilers
Concussion
January 10, 2019
Petrovic is in the concussion protocol and will miss Edmonton's next three games, Jason Gregor of OilersNation.com reports.
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