Josh Anderson
Josh Anderson
25-Year-Old Right WingRW
Columbus Blue Jackets
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Re-signed with Columbus for three years and $5.55 million in Oct 2017.
Played through shoulder injury
RWColumbus Blue Jackets
May 8, 2019
Anderson played through a shoulder injury that he sustained during Game 2 against the Bruins, Tom Reed of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
The fact that Anderson was able to play through his injury suggests it shouldn't hinder his offseason program, so it's safe to assume that he'll be back to 100 percent well ahead of next season's training camp. The 25-year-old winger logged his best campaign as a pro in 2018-19, setting career highs in goals (27), assists (20), shots on goal (230) and games played (82). He should be viewed as a solid bench option in deeper leagues heading into next year's fantasy drafts.
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2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    0:00
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:00
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:00
  • Average Time On Ice:
    17:01
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    1:22
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    1:20
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
12:01
0:05
0:11
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
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
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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Key role in Game 1
RWColumbus Blue Jackets
April 10, 2019
Anderson scored a short-handed goal and added an assist at even strength during Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Lightning in Game 1 of their first-round series.
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Leads Jackets with three-point game
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March 24, 2019
Anderson scored twice and added an assist in Sunday's 5-0 win over the Canucks.
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Fills stat line
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March 19, 2019
Anderson picked up a power-play assist in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Flames.
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Career night against Bruins
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March 13, 2019
Andersen scored a goal and added three assists in Tuesday's 7-4 win over the Bruins.
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Impresses in road defeat
RWColumbus Blue Jackets
February 19, 2019
Anderson scored a goal and added an assist in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Canadiens.
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