Cale Makar
Cale Makar
22-Year-Old DefensemanD
Colorado Avalanche
2020 Fantasy Outlook
The reigning Calder Trophy winner was brilliant in his rookie season in 2019-20, scoring 50 points in 57 games. He came in with high expectations after making his NHL debut during the previous season's playoffs and still managed to smash them, transforming the Avalanche into one of the most feared offensive teams with his strong skating ability and elite wrist shot. Makar ranked seventh in even-strength points and 10th in power-play points among defensemen last year, and in the process established himself as the rare, top-tier, point-per-game defenseman in fantasy. There may be some hiccups along the way in his second season, but the upside is worth the risk, which means Makar will be one of the most sought-after defensemen in all fantasy formats. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Avalanche in April of 2019.
Helps out on power play
DColorado Avalanche
April 22, 2021
Makar registered a power-play assist and two shots on goal in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Blues.
ANALYSIS
Makar set up the first of Andre Burakovsky's two goals in the contest. In his last four outings, Makar has generated five assists, three of which have come with the man advantage. The 22-year-old blueliner has 32 points (16 on the power play), 70 shots on net and a plus-18 rating through 32 games overall.
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2020–21 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    24:06
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    4:31
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    1:04
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2019–20
21:01
3:43
0:06
2020–21
24:06
4:31
1:04
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
The time is now for Makar, as the offseason departure of Tyson Barrie has fully paved the way for Colorado's 2017 fourth overall pick to emerge as a full-time NHLer. Lauded for his high hockey IQ and supreme awareness from the blue line, Makar deposited 21 goals and 49 assists between 75 games with UMass-Amherst over the last two seasons. The Avalanche figured he'd provide an offensive spark in the playoffs, so the Calgary native signed on the dotted line on a three-year, entry-level contract and proceeded to record six points through 10 postseason games, including the unforgettable achievement of becoming the first defenseman in history to score a playoff goal in his NHL debut. Naturally, there is a lot of hype surrounding Makar, and it's simply a race against time to acquire him at a reasonable price in the fantasy arena.
Makar has yet to sign his entry-level contract despite being selected fourth overall by the Avalanche in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, instead electing to return to UMass-Amherst after posting 21 points -- five goals and 16 assists -- and a plus-9 rating over 34 games last season. It wouldn't be a big surprise if he inks his professional contract immediately following the 2018-19 collegiate season, allowing him to get a small taste of professional hockey before the season concludes, but he mainly holds value in dynasty formats this season.
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Generates power-play assist
DColorado Avalanche
April 14, 2021
Makar produced a power-play assist, two shots on goal and two hits in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Blues.
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Provides two helpers
DColorado Avalanche
April 12, 2021
Makar registered two assists, including one on the power play, in Monday's 4-2 win over the Coyotes.
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Dishes two power-play assists
DColorado Avalanche
April 7, 2021
Makar recorded a pair of power-play assists in Wednesday's 8-3 loss to the Wild.
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Plays hero role Saturday
DColorado Avalanche
April 3, 2021
Makar scored the game-winning goal in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Blues.
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Tacks on power-play assist
DColorado Avalanche
April 2, 2021
Makar recorded a power-play assist and two shots on goal in Friday's 3-2 win over the Blues.
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