Rocco Grimaldi
Rocco Grimaldi
26-Year-Old CenterC
Nashville Predators
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Despite a solid showing with both AHL San Antonio -- 31 points in 49 games -- and three points in his six games with the Avalanche last season, the 5-foot-6 pivot parted ways with the Avalanche this offseason and heads to the Music City to serve in a similar role for the Predators. Grimaldi's biggest struggles come on the defensive end of the ice, where he's totaled a combined minus-35 rating over the last two seasons in the AHL. It's highly unlikely Grimaldi will find much ice time with the Predators in 2018-19, but perhaps a change of scenery and a new system will do him some good. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Predators in July of 2018. The deal is worth $650,000 in the NHL and $175,000 in the AHL.
Sits out most of Saturday's game
CNashville Predators
March 24, 2019
Grimaldi skated just 4:11 in Saturday's 5-0 loss to the Jets, his lowest ice time of the season.
ANALYSIS
Grimaldi saw just seven shifts, and he didn't see any game action past the 6:30 mark of the second period. There were no reports of any injury following the game, so it's not clear whether his absence was due to an ailment or a coach's decision to sit him. Either way, with just 13 points to his credit, Grimaldi should not be factoring heavily in your fantasy plans at this point in the season anyway.
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:
    10:00
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:02
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:01
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
0:00
0:00
0:00
2016–17
11:00
0:00
0:00
2017–18
0:00
0:00
0:00
2017–18
9:39
0:09
0:00
2018–19
10:00
0:02
0:01
Predators Depth Chart
Our full team depth charts are reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Subscribe Now
Predators Power Play Depth Chart
Our full team depth charts are reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Subscribe Now
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Rocco Grimaldi
Yahoo DFS Hockey: Saturday Picks
November 11, 2017
Sasha Yodashkin reviews a deep Saturday slate and expects Mika Zibanejad's prowess with the extra man to be a factor in a home matchup against the Oilers.
Prospects Analysis: 2016 NHL Draft Preview
June 21, 2016
Jon Litterine breaks down hockey's top prospects as the NHL Draft approaches, including likely No. 1 pick Auston Matthews.
Stanley Cup Playoffs: Player Rankings
April 12, 2016
Jan Levine ranks the skaters and goalies in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for fantasy playoff leagues. Can you guess where Alex Ovechkin ranks?
Prospects Analysis: Top-100 Midseason Edition
January 15, 2016
Jon Litterine takes a midseason look at the Top 100 NHL prospects, including Jakub Vrana, who has been stifled by a wrist injury.
Monday Daily Puck: Plight of the Penguins
October 11, 2015
Flightless birdies pretty much in disarray
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2014
2013
Checking in at 5-foot-6 and 170 pounds, Grimaldi is a prototypical pint-sized pocket rocket, using his exceptional speed to overcome his measurables. In so doing, Grimaldi finished his college career at the University of North Dakota with 17 goals and 39 points in 42 games as a junior, before electing to jump to the pros. With a glut of centers on the Panthers’ roster at present and for the foreseeable future, a move to right wing could be Grimaldi’s easiest path to the NHL. The 21-year-old is expected to open the campaign at AHL San Antonio, but if the scoring acumen he demonstrated during his college career quickly carries over the minors, it won’t be long before he’s a fixture in South Florida.
Grimaldi is just 20 years old, and will probably remain at the University of North Dakota for his Junior season. He had a big year in 2012-13, in which he racked up 13 goals and 23 assists in 40 games for the Fighting Sioux. He certainly appears to have a bright future ahead of him, but the Panthers will have to wait for him to finish his college career before giving him a chance to make an impact as a professional.
More Fantasy News
Tallies two helpers
CNashville Predators
March 5, 2019
Grimaldi recorded a pair of assists in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout win over the Wild.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Chips in assist
CNashville Predators
March 3, 2019
Grimaldi registered an assist in Sunday's 3-2 shootout win over the Wild.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Finds way back into lineup
CNashville Predators
February 12, 2019
Grimaldi will play Tuesday's game versus the Red Wings after being a healthy scratch for three straight, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Watching from press box
CNashville Predators
February 10, 2019
Grimaldi was a healthy scratch for the second consecutive game Saturday against the Blues.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Pots goal Tuesday
CNashville Predators
January 15, 2019
Grimaldi recorded a goal while logging 8:03 of ice time during Tuesday's 7-2 rout over the Capitals.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.