Zach Sanford
Zach Sanford
24-Year-Old Left WingLW
St. Louis Blues
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Sanford missed most of the 2017-18 season with a shoulder injury and never got a call from the big club, but he was a fixture with the Blues last year, compiling 20 points, 48 hits and 37 blocked shots in 60 games. Although he wasn't called on much in the playoffs, he made the most of his four appearances in the Stanley Cup final, notching a goal and four points over five games to take down the Bruins -- his hometown team. Sanford's skill is evident, as he has an excellent shot and his 6-foot-4 frame helps him win battles in the corners, so the Blues just need him to stay healthy in order to become a more consistent middle-six asset. With a two-year, $3 million contract under his belt, he has a solid chance of approaching 25 points in the upcoming campaign. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $3 million contract with the Blues in July of 2019, avoiding arbitration.
Re-ups with St. Louis
LWSt. Louis Blues
July 8, 2019
Sanford signed a two-year, $3 million contract with the Blues on Monday to avoid arbitration, Chris Pinkert of NHL.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The 24-year-old appeared in 60 regular-season contests for the Stanley Cup champs in 2018-19, logging eight goals and 12 assists. He came up clutch during the Stanley Cup Finals series win over the Bruins, potting his first career postseason goal in Game 7. Sanford could see his role grow in 2019-20 after averaging only 12:35 of ice time during the prior campaign.
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2019–20 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    8:10
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:00
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:04
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2017–18
0:00
0:00
0:00
2018–19
0:00
0:00
0:00
2018–19
12:35
0:10
0:33
2019–20
8:10
0:00
0:04
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Sanford was projected as a top-nine talent in 2017-18 before he suffered a shoulder injury just 15 minutes into training camp. The 23-year-old may have missed his shot for that role after the Blues made a flurry of moves this offseason to bolster the forward depth. Nonetheless, the Blues are excited about Sanford, who has the size (6-4, 207 pounds) to be a pesky net-front presence, so he'll be in the running for a spot on the fourth line with an opportunity to move up if injuries occur.
Sanford will be out until at least February with a shoulder injury, and even when he's healthy, he'll likely need to play in the minors for a while to get back in the hang of things. He had two goals and three assists in 13 games last season, proving his potential, but wait until he's able to return before consider snagging him.
Sanford is one of the better Washington prospects. Very raw but the foundation is in place for a solid pro career. He is several years away from the NHL but should be monitored in keeper leagues.
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Files for arbitration
LWSt. Louis Blues
July 6, 2019
Sanford filed for salary arbitration Friday.
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Earns qualifying offer from Blues
LWSt. Louis Blues
June 25, 2019
Sanford was given a qualifying offer by St. Louis on Tuesday, Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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Scores first career playoff goal
LWSt. Louis Blues
June 12, 2019
Sanford scored a goal on two shots in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Bruins in Game 7.
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Assists for third straight game
LWSt. Louis Blues
June 6, 2019
Sanford recorded an assist and three hits in Thursday's 2-1 win over the Bruins in Game 5.
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Creates helper
LWSt. Louis Blues
June 1, 2019
Sanford registered an assist and two hits in Saturday's 7-2 loss to the Bruins in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
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