Nick Schmaltz

Nick Schmaltz

26-Year-Old Right WingRW
Arizona Coyotes
2021 Fantasy Outlook
After missing the final four games of the season with a concussion, it's unclear at this time if Schmaltz will be healthy to begin 2021-22. The 25-year-old was one of the Coyotes' better scoring options last year with 10 goals and 22 helpers in 52 appearances. That also came with a significant role on the power play, a job he should continue to fill given the team's offseason fire sale. Injuries continue to prevent Schmaltz from playing a full season, but he showed 50-point potential earlier in his career. The forward is basically guaranteed a top-six role this season, assuming he doesn't suffer any setbacks in his recovery. Expect Schmaltz to have a floor of 40 points in a full season, with very little to contribute in the physical categories. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a seven-year, $40.95 million contract extension with the Coyotes in March of 2019.
Ends campaign with another assist
RWArizona Coyotes
April 30, 2022
Schmaltz logged an assist, three shots on goal and two hits in Friday's 5-4 win over the Predators.
ANALYSIS
Schmaltz closed out 2021-22 with seven assists in his last six outings. The 26-year-old winger set career marks in goals (23), assists (36), points (59), shots on goal (123) and ice time per game (18:15) while playing in a featured role for most of his 63 games. His chemistry with Clayton Keller (leg) was strong, but with the latter missing the last month of the season, Schmaltz showed he could produce on his own. He could have some appeal as a depth forward in 2022-23 fantasy drafts.
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2021–22 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    18:15
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    2:24
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:30
 
Ice Time
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Short-Handed
2019–20
15:32
2:15
0:01
2020–21
17:03
2:45
0:01
2021–22
18:15
2:24
0:30
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Schmaltz was arguably Arizona's best forward last season, but that isn't saying much, as he led the team with just 45 points (11 goals, 34 assists) in 70 games. The 24-year-old winger will likely spend most of his time skating on the Coyotes' top line and first power-play unit in 2020-21, but due to the absence of strong complementary pieces up front and Arizona's defense-first approach, he shouldn't be expected to outperform his 2019-20 scoring pace. He can still be counted on for double-digit goals, double-digit power-play points and 45-55 total points over the course of a full season, but that sort of production will make him nothing more than a depth pickup in the late rounds of this year's fantasy drafts.
Schmaltz began the year with 11 points in 23 games for the Blackhawks before being flipped to the Coyotes for Dylan Strome and Brendan Perlini. The deal proved to be mutually beneficial, with Schmaltz adding 14 points in 17 contests before his season ended with an upper-body injury. The Coyotes were pleased with the 23-year-old forward, bestowing him with a seven-year contract extension. Schmaltz is versatile, as he's able to line up at center or on the wing. He will probably play on the same line as either the newly-acquired Phil Kessel or burgeoning star Clayton Keller -- he played with the latter prior to his injury last year. He's had some issues staying healthy in his first three seasons, but if he can stay out of the trainer's room, he could post 20 goals and 50 points while featuring on the power play.
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.
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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Career-high mark in helpers
RWArizona Coyotes
April 28, 2022
Schmaltz posted an assist, four shots on goal and two blocked shots in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Stars.
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Dishes pair of assists
RWArizona Coyotes
April 27, 2022
Schmaltz notched two assists, five shots on goal, four PIM, two blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Wild.
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Sets up equalizer
RWArizona Coyotes
April 23, 2022
Schmaltz provided an assist and two PIM in Saturday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Blues.
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Earns two assists Wednesday
RWArizona Coyotes
April 21, 2022
Schmaltz recorded a pair of assists and three shots on goal in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Blackhawks.
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Picks up pair of points
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April 12, 2022
Schmaltz scored a power-play goal on three shots and added an assist in Tuesday's 6-2 loss to the Devils.
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