Brett Pesce
Brett Pesce
24-Year-Old DefensemanD
Carolina Hurricanes
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Pesce registered 19 points through 65 games in 2017-18 -- and he likely would have surpassed the 20 points he posted the previous year -- had a shoulder injury not forced him to miss the last nine games of the regular season. Pesce is under contract long-term after signing a six-year, $24 million contract extension last August, so he is set to remain part of the Canes' top shutdown defensive pairing opposite Jaccob Slavin for the foreseeable future. A healthy Pesce should deliver similar numbers in 2018-19, giving him fantasy value in deeper formats only. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a six-year, $24.15 million contract extension with the Hurricanes in August of 2017.
Three assists in second round
DCarolina Hurricanes
May 3, 2019
Pesce provided three helpers and eight blocked shots in four games against the Islanders in the second round.
ANALYSIS
Pesce matched his scoring production from the first round in three fewer games, giving him six assists through 11 contests in the postseason. He's gone plus-8 with 23 blocked shots in the playoffs, contributing respectably at both ends of the ice.
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2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    20:29
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:09
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    2:30
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
0:00
0:00
0:00
2016–17
21:12
0:37
2:10
2017–18
20:54
0:17
2:21
2018–19
20:29
0:09
2:30
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
In 2016-17, his sophomore season in the NHL, Pesce improved his offensive totals by four points, hitting the 20-point mark (two goals, 18 assists) while playing a full 82-game slate. Perhaps more impressively, he came to be relied upon more heavily by the coaching staff, recording an average ice time of 21:12 per game, over two minutes more than his rookie season (18:46). From a fantasy perspective, aside from being a relatively modest scorer, Pesce doesn't rank particularly well in any of the peripheral stat categories (hits, shots, PIM). Although, he did rank second on the team last year in blocked shots with 148. Looking ahead, we see Pesce occupying a similar stay-at-home role in Carolina this season.
With 16 points in his first full season with the Hurricanes, the 21-year-old Pesce had a decent campaign offensively, but more importantly, he cemented himself as a top-four defensive option, averaging almost 19 minutes per game. Unfortunately, Pesce suffered a lower-body injury that landed him on IR at the start of February and failed to put much together offensively after he returned, notching just four assists over his last 28 games. The 21-year-old will be back in a similar role with the Canes this upcoming season; however, his fantasy value remains limited to deeper formats for now.
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Sparks Game 7 comeback
DCarolina Hurricanes
April 25, 2019
Pesce dished two assists in Wednesday's 4-3 double-overtime win over the Capitals in Game 7 of their first-round series.
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Nabs helper to knot series
DCarolina Hurricanes
April 23, 2019
Pesce delivered an assist in Monday's series-tying win over the Capitals for Game 6.
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Stellar outing versus Wild
DCarolina Hurricanes
March 24, 2019
Pesce notched his seventh goal of the season in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Wild. He also posted a season-high plus-5 rating, along with two shots on goal, two hits, two blocked shots and a pair of penalty minutes.
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Adds late apple
DCarolina Hurricanes
March 11, 2019
Pesce picked up an assist in a 3-0 win over the Avalanche on Monday.
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Registers two more helpers
DCarolina Hurricanes
March 9, 2019
Pesce delivered two assists in 21:42 during a 5-3 win over the Predators on Saturday.
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