Matt Grzelcyk
Matt Grzelcyk
25-Year-Old DefensemanD
Boston Bruins
2018 Fantasy Outlook
While the 5-foot-9, 174-pounder's production (15 points in 61 games) didn't give him a high profile in fantasy formats last season, Grzelcyk's wheels, quick hands and ability in the transition game are assets to the Bruins' blue line. As he becomes more aggressive with his shot, it's not hard to imagine the mobile 24-year-old making more of an impact in the team's attack. Moreover, if the Bruins elect to move puck-moving blueliner Torey Krug in advance of the coming season, Grzelcyk could see added opportunities on the Boston power-play. Read Past Outlooks
$Grzelcyk signed a two-year deal with the Bruins worth $1.4 million per year in June of 2018.
Steady in return from injury
DBoston Bruins
February 16, 2019
Grzelcyk (lower body) skated 17:17 and fired three shots on goal in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Kings.
ANALYSIS
Grzelcyk returned to a role on the third pairing in the contest. He has averaged 1:44 of power-play ice time per game this season, recording five assists with the man advantage. The 25-year-old defenseman is probably best utilized as a depth blueliner for fantasy purposes.
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2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    19:43
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    1:44
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:48
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
12:29
1:40
0:00
2017–18
16:44
1:07
0:04
2018–19
19:43
1:44
0:48
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Grzelcyk, the 85th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Draft, is coming off his first full season as a pro, in which he logged six goals and 32 points over the course of 70 games with AHL Providence.. Listed at 5-foot-9, 174 pounds, Grzelcyk is a smallish puck-moving defenseman in the mold of Torey Krug. With Krug set to miss early-season action due to a jaw injury, Grzelcyk is a candidate to open the 2017-18 season with the big club. In such a scenario, he could well see some work on the Bruins' power play out of the gate.
Grzelcyk, whom the Bruins made the 85th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Draft, will now head to the pros after completing his fourth season with Boston University, having notched 23 points in 27 games in the 2015-16 campaign. While the start of his senior campaign was delayed by knee surgery, Grzelcyk was still named a first-team Hockey East All-Star for the second consecutive year. At 5-foot-10, 175 pounds, Grzelcyk is a smallish puck-moving defenseman in the mold of Torey Krug and his chances of graduating to, and succeeding in the NHL will hinge on his ability to handle the physical rigors of professional hockey. He's a long-shot to secure a roster spot this fall, but could be an in-season call-up candidate, especially if Krug ends up missing any time.
Grzelcyk is coming off ACL surgery, which will delay the start of his senior campaign at Boston University. As a result, Grzelcyk probably won't be ready to play until a month or two into the coming season. Once he returns to action, the 5-foot-10, 176-pounder will reclaim a key role for the Terriers. Down the road, the 21-year-old is a candidate to push for a roster spot with the Bruins; with his mobility, he has the potential to develop into a puck-mover in the mold of current Boston blueliner Torey Krug.
Grzelcyk, who the Bruins took in the third round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, is slated to enter his third season with Boston University this fall. Down the road, the 5-foot-9 blueliner has some upside at the NHL level as a smallish puck-mover in the mold of current Bruin Torey Krug.
Defenseman Grzelcyk, at 5-foot-9, 174 pounds, is undersized, but his mobility and offensive instincts give him a chance to develop as a puck-moving blueliner for the Bruins in time. For now, the 2012 third-rounder will continue to polish his game at Boston University.
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Good to go
DBoston Bruins
February 16, 2019
Grzelcyk (lower body) will return to the lineup for Saturday's game against LA.
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Missing another game
DBoston Bruins
Lower Body
February 14, 2019
Grzelcyk (lower body) will sit out Friday's contest with Anaheim.
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Remains unavailable
DBoston Bruins
Lower Body
February 12, 2019
Grzelcyk (lower body) isn't in the projected lineup for Tuesday's game against Chicago, NHL.com's Matt Kalman reports.
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Stays on shelf Sunday
DBoston Bruins
Lower Body
February 10, 2019
Grzelcyk (lower body) won't play in Sunday's game versus the Avalanche, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports.
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Unavailable against LA
DBoston Bruins
Lower Body
February 9, 2019
Grzelcyk (lower body) won't play Saturday against the Kings.
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