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About Chase Davis - RotoBaller

Former NCAA DIII hockey player turned professional hockey watcher. Passionate for the NHL and all things fantasy hockey, I aim to provide you with analysis that can turn your league buy-in into a championship pay out.

Chase Davis - RotoBaller has written 168 articles so far, you can find them below.


Vegas Golden Knights forward William Karlsson inked a one-year, $5.25 million contract with his current team on Saturday. After being selected by Vegas in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft, Karlsson exploded into one of the league's most dangerous scorers last season, posting 43 goals (third in the NHL) and 35 assists in 82 games. The... Read More

Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson signed an eight-year, $51.2 million contract to stay in Southern California on Saturday. Taken with the 39th overall pick of the 2011 NHL Draft, Gibson has recorded 93 wins, a 2.29 goals-against average, a .923 save percentage and 16 shutouts in 178 career games with Anaheim. Despite facing injury issues... Read More

Over the next few weeks, RotoBaller will be kicking off the NHL offseason with a feature breaking down the top 100 player rankings heading into the 2018-2019 fantasy hockey season. The top 100 rankings will be released in six segments, starting from the bottom (100-81) and concluding with a two-piece set featuring our top 20... Read More

Over the next few weeks, RotoBaller will be kicking off the NHL offseason with a feature breaking down the top 100 player rankings heading into the 2018-2019 fantasy hockey season. The top 100 rankings will be released in six segments, starting from the bottom (100-81) and concluding with a two-piece set featuring our top 20... Read More

The Detroit Red Wings announced on Thursday that the club has agreed to a two-year, $6.6 million contract with winger Anthony Mantha. The Quebec native, in his second full NHL season, registered a career high 48 points (24 goals, 24 assists) to go along with 190 shots and 12 power play points in 2017-2018. Mantha,... Read More

The Winnipeg Jets agreed to terms on a six-year, $37 million contract to retain the services of starting goaltender Connor Hellebuyck on Thursday. Hellebuyck, coming off a spectacular 2017-2018 season in which he posted 44 wins, a 2.36 goals-against-average and a .924 save percentage, finished second in voting for the Vezina Trophy as the league's... Read More

The Minnesota Wild signed defenseman Greg Pateryn to a three-year, $6.75 million contract soon after Free Agency opened up on Sunday. Pateryn established himself as very valuable defenseman in his own end last season, helping shut down his opponent's top offensive players on a nightly basis in Dallas. With just 13 points (one goal, 12... Read More

The Dallas Stars signed goaltender Anton Khudobin to a two-year, $5 million contract on Sunday. Khudobin, coming off a season in Boston in which he posted 16 wins, a 2.56 goals against average and a .913 save percentage, comes to Dallas to serve in a backup capacity to starting netminder Ben Bishop. However, considering Ben... Read More

The Dallas Stars announced on Sunday that the team has signed versatile winger Blake Comeau to a three-year, $7.2 million contract. In 2017-2018, Comeau posted 34 points (13 goals, 21 assists) in 79 games with the Colorado Avalanche. Over the course of his career, the 32-year-old has registered 285 points (121 goals, 164 assists) in... Read More

The Los Angeles Kings finally put pen to paper to ink defenseman Drew Doughty to a eight-year, $88 million contract extension on Sunday. Doughty, a two-time Stanley Cup Champion with L.A., registered 60 points (10 goals, 50 assists) in 82 games this past season and has established himself as one of league's top defensemen over... Read More

The Washington Capitals have retained the services of defenseman Michal Kempny on Friday, signing the 27-year-old to a four-year, $10 million deal. Kempny, acquired from Chicago back on February 19, proved to be an incredibly steady presence on Washington's blue line, pairing up and playing huge minutes with John Carlson throughout the team's successful playoff... Read More

The Winnipeg Jets came to an agreement with defenseman Joe Morrow on a one-year, $1 million deal on Tuesday. Morrow, who has made career stops with the Penguins, Stars, Bruins, Canadiens and Jets organizations, posted 16 points (six goals, 10 assists) as well as 79 hits, 66 blocks and 83 shots in 56 games in... Read More

The Vancouver Canucks announced on Tuesday that the club had come to terms with defenseman Derrick Pouliot on a one-year, $1.1 million deal. Acquired by the Canucks on Oct. 3, 2017 in exchange for defenseman Andrey Pedan and a 2018 fourth-round draft pick, Pouliot posted 22 points (three goals, 19 assists) to go along with... Read More

The Buffalo Sabres acquired winger Conor Sheary and defenseman Matt Hunwick in exchange for a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2019 NHL draft on Wednesday. After posting 53 points (23 goals, 30 assists) in 2016-2017, Sheary slipped down the Penguins lineup last season and his production consequently dropped as well (18 goals, 12 assists). Hunwick,... Read More

The Tampa Bay Lightning retained the services of winger J.T. Miller with a five-year, $26.25 million deal on Tuesday. Miller, acquired by Tampa at the trade deadline last season, was highly productive in his 19 games in a Lightning sweater, registering 18 points (10 goals, nine assists) with his new team. Overall, Miller amassed a... Read More

The Pittsburgh Penguins signed versatile winger Bryan Rust to a four-year contract worth $14 million on Tuesday. Rust, a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Penguins in 2016 and 2017, posted a career-high 38 points (13 goals, 25 assists) in 69 games last season. The former third-round selection in the 2010 draft has compiled 79... Read More

The Calgary Flames have acquired defenseman Noah Hanifin and forward Elias Lindholm from Carolina in exchange for defenseman Dougie Hamilton, Michael Ferland and prospect Adam Fox. With the trade, the Flames get two very talented, young players who are restricted free agents that will surely demand a raise this summer. Hanifin, a 2018 All-Star, posted a... Read More

The Colorado Avalanche have acquired defenseman Brooks Orpik and goaltender Philipp Grubauer from the Washington Capitals on Friday. In exchange, the Avs sent a 2018 second-round pick to be used in the draft on Saturday. Orpik registered 10 assists in 81 regular season games last season and Grubauer, the Caps backup goaltender last season, posted... Read More

The Dallas Stars have announced that the team has signed defenseman Stephen Johns to a three-year contract extension (worth $7 million) on Friday. Johns, a physical two-way blue liner, posted a career-high 15 points (eight goals, seven assists) as well as 41 penalty minutes and a plus-10 rating last season. Johns is a valuable fantasy... Read More

The Los Angeles Kings have agreed to sign Ilya Kovalchuk to a three-year NHL contract, reportedly worth $18.75 million, on Saturday. Kovalchuk, who last played in the NHL back in 2012-2013 with the Devils, spent the last five seasons playing back home in the KHL. Despite now being 35 years old, Kovalchuk posted 816 points... Read More

With the 91st overall (third round) draft selection in Saturday's draft, the Winnipeg Jets nabbed center Nathan Smith. Smith, a native of Tampa Bay, Florida, spent his 2017-2018 season playing in the United States Hockey League for Cedar Rapids, posting 47 points (17 goals, 30 assists) to go along with 88 penalty minutes in 51... Read More

With their only pick in the third round at 90th overall, the Tampa Bay Lightning selected Russian defenseman Dimitry Semyin. Listed at 6-foot-3 and 201 pounds, Semyin posted 15 points (eight goals, seven assists) in 41 games while playing for Kapitan Stupino of Russia's MHL. Expected to go later in Saturday's draft, Semyin is known... Read More

The Boston Bruins selected Czech forward Jakub Lauko with the 77th overall draft pick on Saturday in Dallas. Lauko, an electric skater, played for Piráti Chomutov in Czech's Extraliga last season, recording nine points (three goals, six assists) in 42 games. The 6-foot, 179-pounder can play at center or left wing and has a unique... Read More

The Vegas Golden Knights selected Russian center Ivan Morozov with their second-round draft pick on Saturday. Morozov played primarily with Mamonty Yugry of Russia's MHL last season, putting up 23 points (11 goals, 12 assists) in 30 games. The 6-foot-1, 179-pound forward also suited up for 16 games for his country's U18 national team and... Read More

The Winnipeg Jets took center David Gustafsson with their 60th overall draft pick on Saturday in Dallas. Gustafsson, a 6-foot-2, 196-pound well-rounded player out of Tingsryd, Sweden, registered 12 points (six goals, six assists) in 45 games for HV71 of the Swedish Hockey League last season. As an 18-year-old playing in Sweden's top professional league,... Read More

The Tampa Bay Lightning added left winger Gabriel Fortier to their deep prospect pool on Saturday, selecting the LaSalle, Quebec native with the 59th overall draft pick. Fortier, listed at just 5-foot-10 and 170 pounds, registered 59 points (26 goals, 33 assists) in 66 games playing for Baie-Comeau Drakkar of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey... Read More

With the 57th overall pick in the NHL Draft, the Boston Bruins selected defenseman Axel Andersson. Andersson, a smooth-skating talented puck-moving blue liner, posted 31 points (six goals, 25 assists) in 42 games while playing for Djurgårdens IF J18 of the SuperElit league in Sweden last season. The Jarna, Sweden native checks in at 6-foot... Read More

The Pittsburgh Penguins selected defenseman Calen Addison with the 53rd overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft on Saturday. Addison, a Manitoba native, has been evaluated as a very smooth skater who possesses great hockey sense. The 18-year-old blue liner played for the Lethbridge Hurricanes of the Western Hockey League last season, posting 65 points... Read More

New York Islanders forward Mathew Barzal captured the Calder Trophy as the NHL's top rookie on Wednesday night. Barzal ran away with the trophy this year, leading all first-year players with 85 points (22 goals, 63 assists) while separating himself from the rest of the pack by more than 20 points. Taken with the 16th... Read More

New Jersey Devils winger Taylor Hall became the first player in his team's franchise history to win the Hart Trophy as the league's most valuable player on Wednesday. Hall narrowly edged out Nathan MacKinnon for the trophy, earning 164 first-place votes and 1,264 total voting points. Hall, who finished the year with 93 points (39... Read More

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