Kevin Shattenkirk
D NYR
3 weeks ago

Shattenkirk signed a four-year, $26.6 million contract with the Rangers on Saturday, TSN's Frank Seravalli reports.

EDGE Analysis

This was perhaps the most highly anticipated acquisition of the free-agency signing period. Shattenkirk is one of the league's top offensive blueliners, and he represents an upgrade over Dan Girardi, who ended up signing with the Bolts -- also on Saturday. Last season, the Capitals acquired Shattenkirk from the Blues as a rental player in a failed bid for the Stanley Cup trophy. But the power-play quarterback with a right-handed shot will return to his home state of New York. He's an absolute gem in fantasy circles as the owner of 258 points (59 goals, 199 assists) in 425 career games between the Avalanche, Blues, and Caps.

Kevin Shattenkirk
D NYR
3 weeks ago

Shattenkirk is "exploring options" following news that the Capitals are unlikely to re-sign any of their remaining unrestricted free agents, Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Capitals GM Brian MacLellan elected to re-sign forward T.J. Oshie -- who would've been an unrestricted free agent himself -- for eight years and $46 million last week, making it extremely difficult for Shattenkirk and fellow UFA defenseman Karl Alzner to stay put. Originally nabbed by Colorado with the 14th overall pick in the 2007 draft, Shattenkirk spent parts of seven seasons with St. Louis before heading to the nation's capital as a rental player that the Capitals were hoping would put them over the top in their quest for the Stanley Cup. The power-play rearguard netted $4.25 million annually over four years of his most recent contract, but he'll almost assuredly get a raise with his next club after logging a career-high 57 points between the Blues and Capitals in 2016-17.

Kevin Shattenkirk
D NYR
1 month ago

Shattenkirk, a pending unrestricted free agent, was exposed by the Capitals ahead of the expansion draft, The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Capitals courted Shattenkirk at this year's trade deadline for Zach Sanford, a 2017 first-round pick and conditional second-rounder for the 2019 draft. On the surface, the American rearguard appears to be a rental player -- but we won't know for sure until Vegas completes the 72-hour window of exclusive contract negotiations with any of the pending restricted or unrestricted free agents that were exposed. Shattenkirk is an elite defenseman who amassed 14 points in 19 games following his trade from the Blues. The Vegas Knights would gladly take a power-play quarterback under the right conditions, but the bigger question is whether Shattenkirk would want to play for a brand new franchise.

Kevin Shattenkirk
D NYR
3 months ago

Shattenkirk scored the game-winning goal in overtime to beat the Penguins in Game 3 on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Shattenkirk entered Monday's game with a minus-7 rating in the playoffs and a lot of negative press for his postseason performance. His season-saving goal in Game 3 was a huge momentum swinger in the series, and it could also prove to be the catalyst of a Round 2 comeback for the Caps. Hyperbole aside, Shattenkirk remains the power-play quarterback on the No. 1 unit, so he boasts plenty of fantasy value having the benefit of playing pitch and catch with Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin up a man.

Kevin Shattenkirk
D NYR
3 months ago

Shattenkirk provided a secondary assist on the power play in Friday's Game 5 overtime win over the Maple Leafs.

EDGE Analysis

The talented puck-moving blueliner has a pair of man-advantage assists representing his point total in this opening series, but he's been lackluster defensively as the owner of a minus-4 rating. Shattenkirk and the Caps will look to advance to the conference semifinals and can do so with a road win over the Buds on Sunday.

Kevin Shattenkirk
D NYR
3 months ago

Shattenkirk scored his second goal as a member of the Caps in Saturday's 3-1 victory over the Bruins.

EDGE Analysis

He's been productive in D.C. -- his 14 points in 18 games there are fantastic. But Shattenkirk's role has been more about setting guys up than firing the puck. Still, his 56 points are fourth-best from the blue line this season. Solid.

Kevin Shattenkirk
D NYR
4 months ago

Shattenkirk scored a power-play goal while adding two blocked shots and two hits in Tuesday's 4-1 win against the Maple Leafs.

EDGE Analysis

It was Shatty's 12th goal of the season, but his first since coming over from the Blues in late February. Despite the lack of goals since joining the Caps the defenseman has been productive. Shattenkirk has a goal and 12 assists over his past 14 outings, including seven points on the man advantage.

Kevin Shattenkirk
D NYR
4 months ago

Shattenkirk had two assists in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Avalanche.

EDGE Analysis

The 27-year-old defenseman has been outstanding for the Capitals since he was acquired at the trade deadline with 11 assists in 13 games, including six on the power play. Headed to the playoffs with unrestricted free agency drawing ever closer, Shattenkirk should be an excellent fantasy contributor in the home stretch and one of the top defensemen available in next season's fantasy drafts.

Kevin Shattenkirk
D NYR
4 months ago

Shattenkirk posted two assists with a plus-3 rating, four shots on goal, two blocked shots and two hits in Saturday's 4-1 win against the Coyotes.

EDGE Analysis

Shattenkirk continues to search for that elusive first goal in a Capitals uniform, but despite the lack of markers he has been very productive. He has four assists over his past three games, and he has managed four power-play helpers since coming over from the Blues in late February.

Kevin Shattenkirk
D NYR
4 months ago

Shattenkirk is still looking for his first goal as a Capital after the NHL eventually took away his power-play tally and credited Nicklas Backstrom with Washington's third goal in Tuesday's win over the Flames. Still, the assists went to Shattenkirk and T.J. Oshie.

EDGE Analysis

Depending on how your league scores goals versus assists, this could have serious fantasy implications based on possible retroactive scoring changes. Since arriving from St. Louis near the trade deadline, Shattenkirk has gone scoreless in nine games donning the Capitals sweater. However, he does have six assists -- including four on the man advantage -- over that span.