Tyler Pitlick
Tyler Pitlick
27-Year-Old CenterC
Philadelphia Flyers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
A wrist injury cost Pitlick about 10 weeks last year, sidelining him from mid-January to late March and preventing him from building on his encouraging first season with the Stars. The 27-year-old has established himself as a reliable bottom-six contributor and, at least when he was healthy, had embraced rookie head coach Jim Montgomery's aggressive style of play, racking up nearly two hits a game. Traded to Philadelphia in the offseason, he should fill a similar role for the Flyers on a roster that's even deeper up the middle than the one he left behind in Dallas. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $3 million contract with the Stars in July of 2017. Traded to the Flyers in June of 2019.
Off to very slow start
CPhiladelphia Flyers
October 16, 2019
Pitlick has one point, an assist, in his first five games with the Flyers this season.
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He also has one shot on net, two PIM, six hits and three blocks in five contests this season. Pitlick has only played more than 47 games in an NHL season once in his career, but in that season, he tallied 14 goals and 27 points. If he plays often this year, he should reach double digits in goals and points, but that will only be possible if he starts getting more shots on goal.
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2019–20 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    10:30
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:05
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:47
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2017–18
13:41
0:05
1:44
2018–19
13:23
0:41
0:49
2019–20
10:30
0:05
0:47
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After never getting a real chance to show what he's capable of with Edmonton, Pitlick enjoyed his first season in the Lone Star State, posting career highs in goals, points, shots and ice time. The 26-year-old has never shown the goal-scoring potential in the NHL that he flashed in the NCAA, but he has the size, skills and hockey IQ to be a reliable bottom-six contributor now that he's gained some experience at the top level. Dallas is on the hunt for secondary scoring, but unless he really opens some eyes in training camp, Pitlick seems like a long shot to supply it.
Pitlick made an impact in Edmonton last year, scoring eight goals and 11 points in 31 games before he tore his ACL. He's a depth winger with offensive potential, but the oft-injured forward has a lot to prove coming back from an ACL tear.
Pitlick has yet to make his mark in Edmonton, and after signing a one-year, two-way contract this offseason, it's almost a certain guarantee that he will split his time between the big club and AHL Bakersfield in 2015-16. Pitlick's fantasy success is contingent on him playing alongside talented linemates, but a top-six opportunity doesn't appear to be in the cards at any point this season. The Oilers may feel it is better at this point for Pitlick to play significant minutes in the AHL rather than less than 10 minutes per night in the NHL.
Pitlick made his NHL debut in 2013-14 and scored his first goal, but it was his only goal in 10 games. But the door of opportunity is open for the center to secure a full-time gig in Edmonton this season. Outside of Ryan Nugent-Hopkins' hold on the top line, every other line has an opening at center. Pitlick would need a tremedous camp to win the second-line job, but his energy would be a great fit on the third or fourth line. His fantasy value will be limited in that role, but he'll be earning an NHL contract.
Pitlick has all the tools to be a productive forward at the NHL level. He has soft hands, a plus shot, good size and sees the ice well. His first season in the AHL wasn't eye opening, but it wasn't terrible either as he had seven goals and 16 assists. He should be no worse than a third-line player when he does break into the NHL. He'll return to the AHL for 2012-13.
Pitlick is known as a pure goal scorer with great offensive potential and in his first season in the WHL, he did not disappoint with 27 goals and 62 points in 56 games. He is unlikely to begin the season with Edmonton, but will probably take the next step in his progression and play with Oklahoma City of the AHL.
Another high upside player in the Oilers system. Pitlick has been described as a pure goal scorer, but disappointed last season with only 11 goals in 38 games for the University of Minnesota. The Oilers will send him to the WHL this season to find out where his career path will lead to.
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Ready for Flyers debut
CPhiladelphia Flyers
October 3, 2019
Pitlick (wrist) has been cleared to play ahead of Friday's regular-season opener against the Blackhawks, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
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Starting season on injured list
CPhiladelphia Flyers
Wrist
October 2, 2019
Pitlick (wrist) will begin the 2019-20 campaign on Philadelphia's injured/non-roster list.
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Will travel with team
CPhiladelphia Flyers
Wrist
September 25, 2019
Pitlick (wrist) will head overseas with the Flyers for their preseason clash with HC Lausanne and 2019 NHL Global Series matchup with Chicago, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
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Progressing from injury
CPhiladelphia Flyers
Wrist
September 22, 2019
Pitlick (wrist) was cleared to practice with no contact Sunday, Adam Kimelman of NHL.com reports.
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Undergoes wrist surgery
CPhiladelphia Flyers
Wrist
August 26, 2019
Pitlick had surgery to repair a tear in his wrist suffered during offseason training and will be sidelined at least four weeks, the team announced Monday.
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