Chris Tierney
Chris Tierney
24-Year-Old CenterC
Ottawa Senators
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Tierney had a breakout season in 2017-18, setting career highs in goals (17), assists (23), and shots on goal (118) while averaging 16:00 of ice time in 82 contests. The 24-year-old pivot proved he's more than just a role player, and he was initially rewarded for his efforts, signing a two-year, $5.875 million contract with the Sharks this offseason before being packaged off to Ottawa as part of the Erik Karlsson deal. If Tierney gets opportunities with Ottawa's power-play unit, he could threaten the 20-goal mark and the 50-point threshold in 2018-19. Read Past Outlooks
Sets up two markers Tuesday
COttawa Senators
November 7, 2018
Tierney had a pair of assists Tuesday in a 7-3 rout of New Jersey.
ANALYSIS
With 12 assists, Tierney is running well ahead of his total from last season's 23 with San Jose. He's not a bad play in deep season-long leagues, but because he's a pass-first player at a deep position, his value is limited in leagues with a more standard player pool.
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Chris Tierney 2018–19 NHL Game Log
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2018–19 Depth Chart Status
#3 Center
OTT C PP Depth Chart
2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    18:43
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    2:28
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    1:33
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
14:36
0:16
1:47
2017–18
16:00
0:59
1:34
2018–19
18:43
2:28
1:33
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2014
A role player primarily deployed in shorthanded situations, Tierney requires optimal offensive efficiency in order to captivate fantasy audiences. However, the shifty bottom-six pivot is on the upswing, having reached career highs in goals (11) and points (23) last season. The 23-year-old will remain in the Bay Area after penning a one-year, $735,000 contract extension as a restricted free agent in July. While he could be motivated for a more lucrative deal next summer, be weary of spotty production as Tierney embarks on his fourth NHL campaign.
After a solid rookie campaign that saw Tierney put up 21 points in 43 games, his scoring pace was cut in half last season when he managed just 20 points – and an ugly minus-16 rating – in 79 games. The 22-year-old was a little better come playoff time in producing at a clip of 0.38 points per game, but he’ll need to show a lot more to be more than just a blip on the fantasy radar when the Sharks open up the season in defense of their Western Conference title. Tierney definitely has the pedigree to do just that, as evidenced by his 40 goals and 49 assists across 67 games in his final season with OHL London and 29 points in his first 29 games with AHL Worcester, so be sure to keep a close eye on him in both daily and season-long formats.
Tierney heads to the AHL after spending four seasons with the pro-like London Knights of the OHL. Last season was particuarly impressive for the overager -- he racked up 40 goals and 49 assists, with just 12 penalty minutes, through 67 games. He has good size at 6-1, though he needs to add some weight. He's probably a top-nine guy in the NHL -- overage numbers in the OHL are always deceiving (remember, some of his opposition is only 17). Wait for his name to appear consistently in a line score before considering him for your roster.
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Sets up three goals Wednesday
COttawa Senators
October 10, 2018
Tierney collected three power-play assists but still ended up with a minus-3 rating in Wednesday's 7-4 home loss to the Flyers.
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Dealt to Ottawa
COttawa Senators
September 13, 2018
Tierney was traded from the Sharks to the Senators on Thursday. San Jose has also sent Rudolf Balcers, Dylan DeMelo, Josh Norris, a 2019 second-round pick, a 2020 first-rounder and a pair of conditional picks in exchange for Erik Karlsson, Francis Perron and a first-round selection in 2019 or 2020.
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Inks deal with Sharks
CSan Jose Sharks
July 18, 2018
Tierney signed a two-year, $5.875 million contract with the Sharks on Thursday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
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Elects salary arbitration
CSan Jose Sharks
July 5, 2018
Tierney submitted his request for salary arbitration Thursday.
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Given qualifying offer
CSan Jose Sharks
June 25, 2018
Tierney received a qualifying offer from the Sharks on Monday.
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