Tobias Rieder
Tobias Rieder
26-Year-Old Right WingRW
Edmonton Oilers
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Rieder split the 2017-18 campaign between the Coyotes and Kings, adding 12 goals and 13 assists over 78 games. Now with the Oilers after signing a one-year, $2 million deal in July, the German has the potential to be a mainstay in the top six, but there had been a ton of variance in terms of how his past employers utilized him. While Rieder is projected for a third-line role to open the new season, it wouldn't be surprising to see him latch on with fellow countryman Leon Draisaitl for a cushy second-line assignment. If that comes to fruition, he'd be a nice sleeper pick for fantasy owners to consider drafting in the late rounds. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $2 million deal with Edmonton in July of 2018.
Still cold in February
RWEdmonton Oilers
February 21, 2019
Rieder dished an assist while skating 8:51 in Thursday's 4-3 overtime victory against the Islanders.
ANALYSIS
Despite the helper, Rieder has only two assists in 10 games in February. Rieder has not scored this season, contributing only 11 assists in 46 games. Additionally, he doesn't provide enough in peripheral stats like hits or shots, and he's seen his ice time average drop by 2:00 compared to last year, when he split the season between the Coyotes and Kings.
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2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    12:39
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:22
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    1:20
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
17:19
1:12
2:22
2017–18
15:17
0:24
1:33
2017–18
12:50
0:03
0:11
2018–19
12:39
0:22
1:20
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2016
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Rieder sustained an ankle injury during the IIHF World Championships that required surgery, so there's an outside chance he's a little behind the eight ball to begin training camp. The 24-year-old winger has played well through his first three seasons in the league with 43 goals and 92 points through 234 games. However, Rieder appears to trending into a defensive specialist after beginning just 39.2 percent of his five-on-five shifts in the offensive zone in 2016-17. Additionally, with Arizona's offseason acquisitions and internal promotions, Rieder might struggle to carve out a consistent role on a scoring line.
After playing in all 82 contests with the Coyotes, Rieder suffered a knee injury at the World Championships, but has insisted he'll be completely healthy to start off the 2016-17 season. That’s great news for Arizona, as the 23-year-old took a big step forward in just his second campaign as a professional. The 2011 fourth-round pick notched 14 goals and 23 helpers, both improvements on his rookie year. However, the German did register a minus-21 rating, second-worst on the team. Locked into the top six, Rieder is trigger happy and rounds out a youthful roster – with some veterans sprinkled in – that promises to be exciting for years to come. As long as he’s healthy and working to get better on ice, the third-year forward will be a solid option on the wing with plenty of upside.
Rieder started the past season with the Coyotes' AHL affiliate in Portland, but played just nine games there before being called up and seizing a regular role with the big club. He ended up playing in 72 games with Arizona, recording 13 goals and 21 points. Perhaps most encouragingly, Rieder finished third on the team in shots (189) and seventh in hits (123), suggesting that he could see an improvement in his production in the coming season after showing he could handle the physicality of the NHL game while getting in a position to generate offense. He should have a spot reserved for him among the Coyotes' top-six forwards and is worth watching early on if he's able to maintain or increase his shot production.
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Goalless since returning to lineup
RWEdmonton Oilers
January 25, 2019
Rieder has yet to find the back of the net in his last 18 games since being activated off injured reserve.
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Activated from IR
RWEdmonton Oilers
December 13, 2018
Rieder (upper body) was taken off injured reserve Thursday, per CapFriendly Transactions.
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Not present for warmups
RWEdmonton Oilers
Upper Body
December 11, 2018
Rieder (upper body) will sit out of Tuesday's game versus the Avalanche.
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Nearing return to lineup
RWEdmonton Oilers
Upper Body
December 10, 2018
Rieder (upper body) will join the team on its two-game road trip this week, Tom Gazzola of TSN.ca reports.
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Lands on IR
RWEdmonton Oilers
Upper Body
November 22, 2018
Rieder (upper body) was placed on injured reserve, Jason Gregor of OilersNation.com reports.
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