The Florida Panthers may be playing awful this season but Tomas Kopecky is quietly producing.
Analysis: Tomas Kopecky has nine games under his belt and the fantasy world is starting to take notice. The first thing that stands out is the 14 penalty minutes. Couple that with the six points he has this year and you have an intriguing fantasy forward. Kopecky is only a minus-3 this year on a team that has a negative 11 goal differential, so that isn’t too bad. Another surprise with Kopecky this year is his ice time. He’s averaging eighteen minutes of ice time per game which is a career high for the thirty-one year old.
Kopecky is shooting more than ever as well. He has amassed 24 shots in just nine games this year and has 8 shots in his last two games. He’s getting power play minutes/points, penalty minutes, ice time and he’s scoring. In fact, he’s the highest fantasy rated Florida Panther this year ahead of Tomas Fleischmann. At the moment Kopecky is available in over ninety percent of fantasy leagues. Keep an eye on him for a few more games and see if he continues to contribute in at least five fantasy categories.