Matt Calvert
Matt Calvert
29-Year-Old Left WingLW
Colorado Avalanche
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Calvert's high-energy playing style made him a fan favorite in Columbus, but it also left him susceptible to injuries, and he played in fewer than 70 games last year for the fourth time in the last five seasons. When he's on the ice, the 28-year-old does all the dirty work you could want on a checking line; fighting for pucks in the corners, laying hits, and occasionally lighting the lamp on a deflection or goalmouth scramble. Calvert will bring his intensity to the Avalanche after signing a three-year deal in the offseason, but don't expect his role to change in a new uniform. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $8.4 million contract with the Avalanche in July of 2018.
Offers helper
LWColorado Avalanche
April 17, 2019
Calvert had an assist, three shots and five hits in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime with over the Flames in Game 4.
ANALYSIS
Calvert entered the contest on a five-game pointless streak before finding J.T. Compher for the Avalanche's first goal of the game. Calvert had 26 points in 82 contests in the regular season, but he's mostly used as a bottom-six forward, which gives him little fantasy appeal in the postseason.
Read More News
NHL Stats
Loading Skater Stats...
NHL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Skater Game Log...
2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    14:12
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:13
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    2:15
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
13:21
0:08
1:42
2017–18
13:23
0:17
1:32
2018–19
14:12
0:13
2:15
Avalanche Depth Chart
Our full team depth charts are reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Subscribe Now
Avalanche Power Play Depth Chart
Our full team depth charts are reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Subscribe Now
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Matt Calvert
Stanley Cup Playoffs: Player Rankings Cheat Sheet
10 days ago
Jan Levine's fantasy playoff cheat sheet ranks skaters and goalies in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Should Tampa Bay's Andrei Vasilevskiy be the top goalie in your playoff leagues?
Free Agency Recap
Free Agency Recap
265 days ago
265 days ago
Jason Chen breaks down the biggest free-agent signings of the offseason with an eye toward the beginning of 2018-19.
2018-19 Fantasy Preview: Forward Tiers
274 days ago
Evan Berofsky breaks down the league's most relevant fantasy forward assets into tiers in advance of the 2018-19 season.
Yahoo DFS Hockey: Monday Picks
360 days ago
Jason Chen checks out Monday's two-game slate and expects John Carlson to come up big as the Capitals look to eliminate the Blue Jackets in Columbus.
Stanley Cup Playoffs: Player Rankings
April 10, 2018
Jan Levine ranks the skaters and goalies in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for fantasy playoff leagues. Can you guess where Brad Marchand ranks?
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
A prototypical energy player for a team’s checking line, Calvert’s willingness to get physical despite his lack of size continues to cost him, as he missed double-digit games last year due to injury for the third time in the last four seasons. When he’s on the ice he is capable of supplying a little offense, scoring double-digit goals for the third straight campaign, but the 27-year-old is facing increasing pressure from a number of young forwards coming up through the Blue Jackets’ system and could see his minutes continue to dwindle. After getting passed over by Las Vegas in the expansion draft, Calvert will head into the final year of his current contract looking to prove to prospective future employers that he can stay healthy
Calvert played in a career-high 73 games last year, but wasn't able to to turn the extra ice time into extra production, tying his previous career high with 24 points. He's purely a bottom-six grinder, and as young prospects like Oliver Bjorkstrand and Sonny Milano start pushing for NHL jobs, Calvert could find himself on the roster bubble.
Calvert's abrasive, high-energy style took its toll on his body last season and limited him to 56 games, but he did set career highs with 24 points and 53 PIM. He's a great fit for the Blue Jackets' third line, and could produce useful numbers in a multi-category league if he plays a full campaign, but his lack of size could continue to leave him susceptible to injuries.
The undersized Calvert solidified a spot for himself last season in the Blue Jackets' bottom six, providing energy, a blue collar work ethic and some surprising scoring punch down the stretch. He won't see enough top unit ice time to ever be a big fantasy contributor, but Calvert is showing signs of developing into a player the opposition hates to see hop over the boards.
Calvert hit the wall hard as a sophomore, managing just three assists in 13 NHL games, but his 17 goals, 36 points and 52 PIMs in 56 AHL games speak to his potential as a two-way forward. The Blue Jackets will be looking for grit and any offense they can get this season, so if Calvert can start to harness his skills, he has a chance to replicate those AHL numbers on the bigger stage.
Calvert didn't look out of place at all in his first taste of the NHL, scoring 11 goals and 20 points in 42 games while maintaining a positive plus-minus rating on a team that got outscored by half-a-goal a night on average. He's got some offensive upside once he's established himself as a big league regular, but for now look for him to pay his dues on an energy line, or riding the Columbus-Springfield shuttle.
Could have an NHL future as a second/third line winger, but he's still a year or two away from regular duty.
More Fantasy News
Sets new personal best in points
LWColorado Avalanche
March 27, 2019
Calvert scored his 11th goal of the season and blocked two shots in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Golden Knights.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Searching for elusive point
LWColorado Avalanche
March 8, 2019
Calvert was held off the scoresheet for a seventh straight game, finishing Thursday's 4-0 loss to Dallas with a minus-2 rating.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Drops mitts Thursday
LWColorado Avalanche
February 14, 2019
Calvert fought Jets defenseman Joe Morrow in the Avalanche's 4-1 win Thursday.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Heating up heading into break
LWColorado Avalanche
January 25, 2019
Calvert racked up seven points in his last 10 outings.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Produces rare goal
LWColorado Avalanche
December 15, 2018
Calvert registered an even-strength goal Saturday in a 6-4 home win over the Stars.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.