Christian Dvorak
Christian Dvorak
22-Year-Old Left WingLW
Arizona Coyotes
IR-NR
Injury Lower Body
Est. Return 10/30/2018
2018 Fantasy Outlook
When it comes to American skaters currently operating at hockey's highest level, only Alex DeBrincat of the Blackhawks has exceeded Dvorak's gaudy 1.54 points-per-game output in the history of the OHL. Naturally, the Illinois native only required seven games in the minors before the Coyotes let him loose in a full-time capacity. He's since turned in two consecutive 15-goal seasons with his assist totals at 33 and 37, respectively, but perhaps the most exciting trend of all is that Dvorak went from hoisting 88 shots in his rookie campaign to a robust 151 mark in 2017-18. While 2018 Calder Trophy finalist Clayton Keller seems to be all the rage in the desert, there's bang-for-your-buck potential in drafting Dvorak, who secured a six-year, $26.7 million extension in August. Read Past Outlooks
Lands on IR
LWArizona Coyotes
Lower Body
October 2, 2018
The Coyotes placed Dvorak (lower body) on injured reserve Tuesday, Dave Vest of the Coyotes' official site reports.
ANALYSIS
Dvorak missed the entirety of training camp due to a lower-body injury, and he still hasn't returned to practice with his teammates, which suggests he's probably not particularly close to being cleared for game action. Lawson Crouse or Barrett Hayton will likely take on a bottom-six role until Dvorak is ready to rock.
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Christian Dvorak 2018–19 NHL Game Log
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2018–19 Depth Chart Status
#6 Center
ARI C PP Depth Chart
2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
15:37
1:26
0:51
2017–18
16:26
1:49
1:17
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2015
Dvorak finished his rookie season with a respectable 33 points (15 goals) through 78 contests while averaging 15:37 of ice time. Considering he made the jump to the NHL immediately after winning a Memorial Cup Championship with London, his quick acclimatization to the highest level was impressive. However, there are still plenty of shortcomings, and Dvorak is a long way away from being a serviceable fantasy asset in the majority of settings. He registered just 88 shots and recorded a crippling 43.9 Corsi For percentage. The 20-year-old forward owns plenty of offensive upside and projects to show gradual statistical improvement as Arizona's core of young talents become more established in the league.
Dvorak is coming off a great season for OHL London, where he posted 41 goals and 109 points, outscoring fellow Coyotes prospect Max Domi. The winger has an outside chance to make the Coyotes, but is most likely ticketed for another season in the OHL to work on his game and potentially play for Team USA at the World Junior Championship. He has the kind of high-end offensive talent the Coyotes covet as they rebuild for the future.
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Unlikely to play in season opener
LWArizona Coyotes
Lower Body
September 27, 2018
Dvorak (lower body) is unlikely to be healthy enough to start the season for the Coyotes in Dallas on Oct. 4, according to Craig Morgan of The Athletic.
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Will not dress Sunday
LWArizona Coyotes
Lower Body
September 15, 2018
Dvorak (lower body) will not play in Sunday's preseason game versus the Golden Knights, Dave Vest of the Coyotes' official site reports.
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Return date to training camp unknown
LWArizona Coyotes
Lower Body
September 15, 2018
The Coyotes still aren't sure when Dvorak (lower body) will be able to join the team for training camp, Craig Morgan of The Athletic reports.
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Sustains lower-body injury
LWArizona Coyotes
Lower Body
September 13, 2018
Dvorak is considered day-to-day with a lower-body issue, Craig Morgan of The Athletic reports.
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Secures extension
LWArizona Coyotes
August 9, 2018
Dvorak inked a six-year, $26.7 million contract extension with Arizona on Thursday.
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