Danton Heinen
Danton Heinen
24-Year-Old CenterC
Boston Bruins
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Though Heinen took a bit of step back in his second full campaign with the Bruins, en route to logging 11 goals and 34 points in 77 games last season, the 24 year-old forward is someone the team would like to keep around. Even when he's not a big producer on offense, the 2014 fourth-rounder is a responsible two-way player. At times, Heinen has displayed the skill it takes to be a top-six forward at the NHL level, but the consistency hasn't always been there. As a result, the 6-foot-1, 188-pounder seems ideally suited for third-line duties at this stage of his career. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year contract with the Bruins in July of 2019.
Deposits fourth goal
CBoston Bruins
November 10, 2019
Heinen potted a goal in Sunday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Flyers.
ANALYSIS
Heinen sparked a two-goal rally in the third period for the Bruins, ultimately helping them secure a point in the standings. The 24-year-old is at four goals and seven points through 17 contests this year. He's not consistent enough to be trusted at this time in standard fantasy formats.
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2019–20 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    14:09
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    2:00
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:05
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2017–18
0:00
0:00
0:00
2017–18
15:01
2:00
0:17
2018–19
13:58
1:22
0:08
2019–20
14:09
2:00
0:05
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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In first first full season with the big club, Heinen was a pleasant surprise, scoring 16 goals and 47 points in 77 regular-season games. It's suspected that the 23-year-old will be ticketed for third-line duty this coming season, but the Bruins do have an open top-six spot (previously occupied by Rick Nash) up for grabs and Heinen can make a run for the job in training camp thanks to his solid blend of skills, defensive responsibility and hockey IQ.
Heinen didn't record a point in eight games with the big club this past season, but the 22-year-old finished the AHL’s regular-season slate with 14 goals and 44 points in 64 games -- and then took things to another level during the Calder Cup playoffs, scoring nine goals and 18 points in 17 contests. With his strong postseason run in mind, it’s not hard to imagine the University of Denver product making a run at an NHL roster spot to open the 2017-18 season, although a likely bottom-six role will limit his fantasy value even if he does break camp with the big club.
With the void created by the free agent departure of Loui Eriksson, Heinen and Frank Vatrano are younger in-house candidates to make runs at key roles up front with the Bruins this season. The 21-year-old Heinen is coming off a campaign in which he scored 20 goals and 48 points as a sophomore for the University of Denver, en route to helping his team earn a slot in the NCAA Frozen Four. While he remains a speculative play in fantasy, Heinen -- who is listed at 6-foot-1, 185 pounds -- has the sort of skill set and hockey IQ that could transfer well to the pro game.
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Chips in assist
CBoston Bruins
October 30, 2019
Heinen picked up his second assist of the season in a 5-1 victory over the Sharks on Tuesday.
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Scores on power play
CBoston Bruins
October 20, 2019
Heinen scored a goal with the man advantage during Saturday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Maple Leafs.
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Logs three shots on goal
CBoston Bruins
October 15, 2019
Heinen fired three shots on goal during Monday's 4-2 win over the Ducks.
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Nets game-winning goal
CBoston Bruins
October 3, 2019
Heinen scored a power-play goal in Boston's 2-1 win over Dallas on Thursday.
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Lands extension with Bruins
CBoston Bruins
July 9, 2019
Heinen signed a two-year extension with the Bruins on Tuesday.
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