Chris Wideman
Mon 6/1/20 1:02 PM

Wideman penned a one-year deal with Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod (KHL) on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Wideman spent the entirety of the 2019-20 campaign playing for AHL San Diego, for which he tallied nine goals and 22 helpers in 53 outings. The Miami University product was selected by the Senators in the fourth round of the 2009 NHL Draft and went on to log 181 games in the league for Ottawa, Edmonton and Florida. This likely marks the end of the 30-year-old veteran's NHL career, which means he'll eventually retire having scored 16 goals and 29 helpers along the way.

Frank Corrado
Mon 6/1/20 12:55 PM

Corrado inked a one-year deal with Swedish second-tier club MODO on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Corrado last appeared in an NHL game with the Penguins during the 2017-18 campaign, logging just five contests. Since being drafted by the Canucks in the fifth round of the 2011 NHL Draft, the blueliner saw action in 76 contests for Vancouver, Toronto and Pittsburgh in which he tallied three goals and five helpers. At this point, the 27-year-old has probably played his final game in the NHL and figures to close out his career overseas.

Declan Chisholm
Mon 6/1/20 11:14 AM

Chisholm agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract with Winnipeg on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Chisholm was set to become an unrestricted free agent at the close of business Monday if the club didn't sign him. After Chisholm set career highs in goals (13) and assists (56) in 59 appearances for OHL Peterborough this season, the club certainly didn't want to lose the blueliner's rights after drafting him in the fifth round of the 2018 NHL Draft. While he could earn an extended look during training camp ahead of the 2020-21 campaign, the 20-year-old will likely start the year with AHL Manitoba.

Kyle Connor
Sun 5/31/20 11:49 PM

Connor amassed 38 goals and 73 points in 71 games this season.

EDGE Analysis

Connor has officially emerged as a legitimate superstar and is arguably the best NHLer who's not yet a household name. His goals and points were both tops on the Jets, as were his whopping 239 shots -- which ranked 10th in the league. The Michigan native has now reeled off three straight 30-plus-goal seasons (31, 34 and 38), which should dispel any doubts about his staying power as a constant scoring threat and elite fantasy asset. If the NHL is able to hold it's 24-team playoff, poolies would be wise to roll with Connor in Winnipeg's play-in series against Calgary.

Adam Henrique
Sun 5/31/20 11:25 PM

Henrique scored 26 goals and chipped in 17 assists in 71 games this season.

EDGE Analysis

The 30-year-old's scoring was one of the lone bright spots in Anaheim this year, as he paced the team in both goals and points. Henrique didn't quite reach the heights of his 30-goal, 50-point effort from 2015-16 with New Jersey, but it's clear that he's an effective goal-scorer with the Ducks and appears set to continue providing fantasy value in all but the shallowest of leagues.

OUTJohn Gibson
Sun 5/31/20 11:23 PM

Gibson (groin) recorded a 20-26-5 record, 3.00 GAA and .904 save percentage across 51 starts this season.

EDGE Analysis

The American netminder had a rough go of it in 2019-20, as the aforementioned ratios were by far the worst of his six full years in the NHL and well behind his career-average 2.53 GAA and .918 save percentage. It's well documented that the Ducks are a work in progress as one of the league's (current) worst teams, but that does little to ease the sting for Gibson owners, who saw their guy make the fifth most starts in the NHL but give up too many goals to provide solid fantasy value.

Michael Del Zotto
Sun 5/31/20 11:23 PM

Del Zotto finished 2019-20 with two goals and 13 assists in 49 games.

EDGE Analysis

Del Zotto's return to Anaheim after departing briefly last year to win a Cup with St. Louis didn't amount to much excitement. MDZ hasn't offered attractive fantasy production since 2014-15's 32-point effort in 64 games with Philadelphia, and his lack of shooting (57 SOG) and power-play time (47 seconds on average) this season didn't exactly help. He dished out 101 hits, though, so if your league rewards physicality -- and 0.31 points per game from the back end is of use -- go ahead and take a look at the veteran next year.

Max Jones
Sun 5/31/20 11:23 PM

Jones produced eight goals and 12 points in 59 games this season.

EDGE Analysis

Anaheim's first-round pick in 2016 (24th overall) didn't do much to turn any heads in 2019-20. Jones' 102 shots on goal ranked fifth among all Ducks forwards, which could be spun as a positive, but any prospective owners out there would love to see him start scoring goals at better than a 7.8 percent clip. Nonetheless, the 22-year-old will likely jump back into the team's middle six next season as he continues to develop at the NHL level.

David Backes
Sun 5/31/20 11:22 PM

Backes suited up in just 22 games this season, recording one goal and five assists.

EDGE Analysis

The good news, after being frequently scratched and eventually waived by Boston, is that Backes chipped in three assists in six contests with Anaheim after being traded in February. It's no secret that the 36-year-old is on the tail end of his career, but with a year remaining on his contract, he could make for an interesting cheap value play in DFS formats next season.

Carter Rowney
Sun 5/31/20 11:22 PM

Rowney concluded the 2019-20 campaign with 19 points in 71 games.

EDGE Analysis

The second-year Duck and fourth-year NHLer failed to take the next step in his development this year, as he fell one point shy of 2018-19's 20 despite playing in nine additional games. Rowney didn't play a ton (12:49 on average, including just five seconds on the power play) or shoot much (63 SOG), either, so the only thing that should be keeping him in the fantasy conversation in deep leagues are his 189 hits.