The Wild West: Under the Radar Surging/Fading Players

Grant Campbell


Happy Trade Deadline Day!

This week, I'm going to focus on some players that have been playing well for the past two or three weeks but might not be on the radar of some people.

I'm also going to look at some players that have hit the wall in terms of production and might be a cause for concern.


Adam Henrique – Anaheim

Henrique has missed 22 games this year due to injuries and it could be argued he has been the best player on Anaheim this month. He has five goals in the past nine games on 20 SOG, which makes a shooting percentage of 25, which might be a little unsustainable for the 15.3 percent shooter. His eight points in his last nine games is the most on the Ducks during that time.

Dysin Mayo – Arizona

The 25-year-old rookie defenseman has played 53 games with Arizona this season and put up four goals and seven assists while being a respectable minus five. He has averaged 20:44 per night and since the beginning of March he has a goal and four assists in his past nine games and is plus five averaging 21:30 per night. He is a mainstay on the penalty-kill as well and has 25 hits and 23 blocks in those nine games as well. 

Lawson CrouseArizona

Crouse is in the midst of a breakout year with 20 goals and 14 assists in 61 games to go along with 125 SOG and 175 hits, while averaging 17:29 per night. In the past  nine games he has six goals and four assists, 17 SOG and 26 hits while being on the powerplay 62.2 percent of the time.

Rasmus Andersson – Calgary

Andersson is in his second season after he was handed the keys to the Calgary powerplay. Last year he had six PPP while playing 52.2 percent of the time and this season he has 14 PPP while playing 60.1 percent. In the last 11 games, he has one goal and nine assists to bring his season total to three goals and 36 assists in 62 games (0.63pts/g). He is having his fourth year breakout.

Dylan Strome – Chicago

After the start to the season that Strome had, I thought he would need a fresh start somewhere else. He was a healthy scratch for six of the first eight games of the season and when he did get in the lineup only posted three goals and four assists in his first 22 games. Since then he has 14 goals and 14 assists in 29 games and eight goals in his last ten games. Playing with Patrick Kane hasn't hurt, but his game has arrived to where it was in 2018-19.

Tyson Barrie – Edmonton

Barrie was the QB on the first power play and then lost it for a bit to Evan Bouchard, but it seems that he has it back, which is good news to those that have him on their fantasy teams. He was pointless for a 12-game period between December 16th and February 15th. Since then he's played 13 games and has two goals and 11 assists with eight of those points being on the PP.

Cody Ceci &#