Colton Parayko
Colton Parayko
26-Year-Old DefensemanD
St. Louis Blues
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Parayko entered the NHL at 22 years old after just 17 games in the AHL. "The Kid" went on to post at least 24 assists in each of his first three seasons with the big club -- the first Blue ever to accomplish that feat. It's not often a player can fire up his NHL career in that manner, so it's tough not to be optimistic about Parayko's ceiling. Now 25 years old, he boasts a 6-foot-6, 230-pound frame and a rocketing slap shot that the Blues hope he'll leverage into becoming a goal-scoring threat and power-play asset. He was more comfortable loading up his cannon last season as well, shooting 212 times. It won't be long before Parayko starts tickling the twine more, which would certainly vault him into the 50-point territory -- he had 35 points in 82 games last season. Parayko is a top sleeper candidate for fantasy owners who think he could blossom this campaign with a fiery new offense in front of him. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a five-year, $27.5 million contract with the Blues in July of 2017.
Snipes power-play goal
DSt. Louis Blues
June 1, 2019
Parayko scored a power-play tally and added two PIM in Saturday's 7-2 loss to the Bruins in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Parayko led all skaters with 26:54 in the game. The blueliner has 12 points (two goals, 10 helpers) in 22 playoff contests, adding 52 shots, 33 hits and 34 blocked shots. Three of his points have come on the man advantage.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
A lightly regarded prospect before he came to hockey’s highest level, Parayko came out firing in his first two NHL seasons, posting 33 and then 35 points, which earned him a five-year deal extension with the Blues this past offseason. The 6-foot-6, 230-pound blueliner unleashes rockets from the blue line, which have earned him a role on the power play -- he cracked double-digit points with the man advantage last season, mostly in a second-unit role. He gets it done on both ends of the ice, too, as he’s posted a combined plus-35 rating in his two campaigns. Now 24 years old, Parayko will have a more important role in the defensive rotation as well as on the power play now that Kevin Shattenkirk has left St. Louis. This should be the year that Parayko breaks the 40-point barrier and fires more than 200 shots on goal, which would make him a steady starter in nearly any fantasy format.
Parayko quite literally blasted his way onto the Blues lineup last season – his shot is heavy and hard, and comes at goalies at more than 100 mph. He got off to a lightning-fast start to 2015-16, notching 10 points in his first 14 games and breaking the glass behind the Vancouver net in early-October. Hey – maybe that's why Ryan Miller played scared the whole season. Parayko finished with nine goals and 33 points in 78 games, and was the Blues' most reliable possession defender in both shot generation and suppression categories... as a rookie! That's pretty darn impressive for a pick out of the Alberta Junior Hockey League, who was passed over by all 30 teams the first year he was draft eligible. Parayko's surprisingly nimble on his skates for a guy who stands 6-foot-5 and 225 pounds, and he has all of the attributes of a star on the rise. He may surpass Alex Pietrangelo's production this year and could soon be among the top-10 two-way studs in the entire league. Seriously.
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Gathers helper
DSt. Louis Blues
May 21, 2019
Parayko generated a power-play assist in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Sharks in Game 6.
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Delivers three helpers
DSt. Louis Blues
May 15, 2019
Parayko registered three assists, three shots and three blocked shots in Wednesday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Sharks in Game 3.
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Records two points
DSt. Louis Blues
April 27, 2019
Parayko posted a goal and an assist in a 4-2 loss to the Stars during Game 2 of the second round Saturday.
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Grabs helper
DSt. Louis Blues
April 25, 2019
Parayko registered an assist, two shots and two hits in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Stars in Game 1.
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Skating at full speed
DSt. Louis Blues
April 8, 2019
Parayko (undisclosed) practiced without limitations and will be ready to play in Game 1 versus the Jets on Wednesday, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports.
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