Josh Anderson
Josh Anderson
25-Year-Old Right WingRW
Columbus Blue Jackets
2019 Fantasy Outlook
The 25-year-old power forward played a full 82-game schedule for the first time in his career last season, and strong production followed. Anderson set career highs in goals (27), points (47), plus-minus (plus-25), shots (230) and hits (214), and the front office's decision to protect him over William Karlsson in the Vegas expansion draft now looks a lot more palatable. Anderson may just be scratching the surface of his potential, too. His blend of size, speed and aggression makes him a fit off the wing on any scoring line, and there will be plenty of opportunities in Columbus after all their offseason losses in free agency. Last year's scoring came with minimal power-play time; if Anderson can earn a regular spot with the man advantage, his production could take another leap. Read Past Outlooks
$Re-signed with Columbus for three years and $5.55 million in Oct 2017.
Quiet since return
RWColumbus Blue Jackets
November 11, 2019
Anderson has gone six games without scoring a point.
ANALYSIS
He had a two-point effort Oct. 26 against the Flyers, but otherwise Anderson has come up empty offensively in nine games since rejoining the lineup from an upper-body injury. The 25-year-old winger is currently skating on the third line with Boone Jenner and Sonny Milano, and Anderson also got dropped from the power play in the last two contests, making him a risky fantasy option until he regains a more prominent role.
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2019–20 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    16:56
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    1:30
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    1:48
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2017–18
0:00
0:00
0:00
2017–18
18:02
1:22
0:59
2018–19
0:00
0:00
0:00
2018–19
17:01
1:22
1:20
2019–20
16:56
1:30
1:48
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
The Blue Jackets' front office took some flak for the decision to sacrifice William Karlsson to the Golden Knights in the expansion draft in order to protect Anderson given Karlsson's breakout, but the move may look a little more reasonable in the long run. The 24-year-old power forward had 18 goals and 29 points in 61 games prior to suffering a knee injury that ended up costing him 17 games down the stretch, supplying a physical edge up front that an aging Brandon Dubinsky had trouble providing. The Jackets' depth on the wing could keep Anderson in a third-line role in 2018-19, and as of yet he hasn't received a lot of power-play time, so a breakout of his own could be unlikely. Nonetheless, as the veterans on the roster move on, he figures to fill a key top-six role down the road.
The young power forward took a big step forward in his development last year, playing a full NHL season for the first time and scoring 17 goals despite a lack of power-play opportunities or a top-six role. Also, the Blue Jackets front office consider Anderson an important enough building block that they sent a first-round pick to Las Vegas to keep him from being selected in the expansion draft. While it’s tough to see the 23-year-old moving up the depth chart any time soon given the talent Columbus possesses on the wings, Anderson could help make the team’s third line one of the most dangerous in the NHL if he continues to improve in 2017-18.
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Two-point effort in loss
RWColumbus Blue Jackets
October 26, 2019
Anderson scored a goal and an assist in Saturday's 7-4 loss to the Flyers.
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Lifted from IR
RWColumbus Blue Jackets
October 21, 2019
Anderson (upper body) was activated from injured reserve Monday.
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Travels to Toronto
RWColumbus Blue Jackets
Upper Body
October 20, 2019
Anderson (upper body) traveled with the team ahead of Monday's contest in Toronto, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
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Set to miss clash with Islanders
RWColumbus Blue Jackets
Upper Body
October 19, 2019
Anderson (upper body) will not be in the lineup when the Blue Jackets face the Islanders on Saturday.
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Still sidelined
RWColumbus Blue Jackets
Upper Body
October 16, 2019
Anderson (upper body) won't play Wednesday against the Stars, Brian Hedger of NHL.com reports.
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