Bryan Little
C WPG
5 days ago

Little scored in Tuesday's 4-1 victory over the Coyotes, bringing a close to his 11-game goalless streak.

EDGE Analysis

Little picked the pocket of Arizona's Oliver Ekman-Larsson, setting himself up for an uncontested breakaway in which he wristed the puck past Antti Raanta. During the center's slump, he managed just two assists, which no doubt had fantasy owners ready to bail. With his second tally of the year, the former first-round pick will hope he can start trending in the right direction.

Bryan Little
C WPG
1 week ago

Little has failed to get the puck over the goal line in nine consecutive outings.

EDGE Analysis

Somehow, despite currently centering a line that includes the likes of the speedy Nikolaj Ehlers (11 points) and pure sniper Patrik Laine (nine points), Little has earned just one goal and five helpers on the year. If the former first-round pick is not producing in the offensive zone, his fantasy value becomes extremely limited as his ancillary stats -- hits (four), blocks (five) and PIM (six) -- don't exactly jump off the page.

Bryan Little
C WPG
1 month ago

Little dished out two helpers in Thursday's 4-2 win at Vancouver.

EDGE Analysis

Little assisted on goals by Josh Morrissey and Patrik Laine. The five-time 20-goal scorer is yet to light the lamp this season, but he does have three assists through four games after finishing with fewer than 30 in each of his past three campaigns.

Bryan Little
C WPG
2 months ago

Little (undisclosed) returned to practice and participated fully Tuesday, the Winnipeg Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

While we're not sure what injury was plaguing Little, it's great news for Winnipeg to get their second-line center back practicing with the season only a week away. Over the last two seasons he's posted an excellent 89 points in his last 116 games, and with his linemates likely being Nikolaj Ehlers and Mathieu Perreault, he has a good chance of keeping the same point production for the 2017-18 season.

Bryan Little
C WPG
2 months ago

Little agreed to terms on a six-year contract extension with Winnipeg on Thursday, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Little's new deal will carry an average annual value of $5.29 million -- just $300,000 less per year than captain Blake Wheeler. The 29-year-old is coming off his fourth straight 40-plus point campaign and should anchor the middle of the Jets' second line. Selected 12th overall in the 2006 NHL Draft, the Edmonton native saw a dip in ice time last year -- just 17:33 per game -- but still averaged over two minutes on the power play, where he notched six goals and six helpers. While Little might be outside the elite-level tier of forwards, he certainly can provide top-end value -- especially as he continues to gel with linemate Patrik Laine.

Bryan Little
C WPG
7 months ago

Little scored a goal and dished out a trio of assists -- two of them on the power play -- in Thursday's 5-4 road win over the Blue Jackets.

EDGE Analysis

After skidding into the end of March with six consecutive zeroes on the scoresheet and a minus-9 rating, Little's done a 180 in April, opening the month with three straight multi-point games. He's totaled a goal and seven assists in that span, and yet Little -- who's averaging well over 17 minutes of ice time per game -- hasn't played more than 15:26 in any of those three contests. Perhaps dialing back his role a bit has helped, but the real thing that would help Little from a fantasy perspective is avoiding injury. When he's in the lineup, he produces high-end numbers.

Bryan Little
C WPG
8 months ago

Little assisted on a pair of Patrik Laine goals in Tuesday's 5-2 victory over St. Louis.

EDGE Analysis

Little has now registered two helpers in back-to-back games. With just two contests remaining, it is all but certain the center will fail to reach the 50-point mark for the second straight season. Although he may not be quite at that elite level, the 29-year-old figures to provide top-end fantasy value in nearly all formats, especially if he continues to lineup alongside Laine.

Bryan Little
C WPG
8 months ago

Little snapped a six-game pointless drought Saturday, racking up a pair of assists in a win over the Senators.

EDGE Analysis

Little had gone quiet of late, but he got back on track Saturday, posting his ninth consecutive 20-plus assist season. The 29-year-old is skating on a line with Patrik Laine and could be worth inserting into your lineup during this final stretch. The Jets may be out of playoff contention, but Little is a solid sniper who will look to build on this slump-busting performance and finish the season on a high note.

Bryan Little
C WPG
8 months ago

Little scored a pair of goals -- one on the power play -- in Thursday's win over the Islanders.

EDGE Analysis

His second straight multi-point effort, this performance also gave Little his fifth 20-goal season. The 29-year-old lost a big chunk of his season to injury, so this will be his third consecutive campaign of 70 or fewer games; in fact, he won't even reach 60, as he's played 48 and the Jets have only 11 contests left. That said, when he's been on the ice, Little's certainly been a credible point producer.

Bryan Little
C WPG
9 months ago

Little collected a goal and an assist during Friday's win over St. Louis.

EDGE Analysis

With just a single goal through his previous seven outings, this was a nice bounce-back outing from Little. He's having another solid campaign with 18 goals and 33 points through 42 games and should be owned in the majority of seasonal leagues. Additionally, because of his recent cold stretch, Little is currently presenting excellent value in daily contests.