Alex DeBrincat

Alex DeBrincat

26-Year-Old Right WingRW
Detroit Red Wings
2023 Fantasy Outlook
DeBrincat provided 27 goals and 66 points in 82 games with Ottawa last season. He also racked up 263 shots on net and 109 hits during his only year as a member of the Senators. DeBrincat was traded to Detroit in the offseason, and promptly signed a four-year, $31.5 million contract with his new team. The 25-year-old winger has two 40-goal seasons under his belt as well as two 75-plus point performances. The pairing of DeBrincat and Dylan Larkin has plenty of offensive potential and it should be mutually beneficial. It could help DeBrincat get back over the 30-goal plateau and 70-point mark in 2023-24. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $31.5 million contract with the Red Wings in July of 2023.
Scores in must-win victory
RWDetroit Red Wings
April 15, 2024
DeBrincat scored a third-period goal and added an assist in Monday's 5-4 overtime win against Montreal.
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The pair of points bring DeBrincat to 67 points through 81 games, surpassing last season's total by one. It's not quite the 40-goal campaigns he posted with Chicago, but he continues to be a dangerous offensive threat, putting up three goals and seven points over the last three games.
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2023–24 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    17:54
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    2:54
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:02
 
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20:51
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19:00
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Looking for return to 40-goal club
RWDetroit Red Wings
September 22, 2023
DeBrincat is setting his sights on the 40-goal mark in his debut season with the Red Wings, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
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A shifty top-line winger lauded for his tremendous hockey sense, DeBrincat, who happens to be a Michigan native, will sync up with fleet-footed captain Dylan Larkin in his debut campaign with the Wings. DeBrincat was a couple of tiers away from the elite class of forwards last season, having recorded 27 goals and 39 assists without missing a game for the Senators, though he did manage a career-best 30 power-play points. The last time DeBrincat reached 40 goals was in 2021-22, when he had 41 with the Blackhawks.
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Fully committed in their quest to ice the worst team possible, the Blackhawks traded DeBrincat - who scored 41 goals a season ago as a 24-year-old - to Ottawa this past summer. Chicago wasn't exactly a top-flight club a year ago, but that didn't stop DeBrincat from posting career-best marks in both shots on goal (270) and power-play points (28). It's clear the Senators are a better team than the Blackhawks at this point, so while not being able to play alongside Patrick Kane might hurt DeBrincat's numbers some, the fact he is joining the likes of Brady Tkachuk, Tim Stutzle, Drake Batherson, and the newly acquired Claude Giroux should result in "The Cat" once again being a high-end fantasy producer this coming year.
Auston Matthews and Connor McDavid. Those were the only two players in the entire NHL to score more goals than DeBrincat's 32 last season. The 23-year-old DeBrincat displayed uncanny chemistry with linemate Patrick Kane, filling up the net at what would have been a 50-goal pace over a normal 82-game season, thanks in large part to a career-high 20.6 shooting percentage. DeBrincat accounted for just over 20 percent of Chicago's goals while leading the club in power-play (nine) and game-winning (seven) tallies. With the additions of free-agent forward Tyler Johnson and trade acquisition Seth Jones, as well as the potential return to health of captain Jonathan Toews, DeBrincat should have a deeper supporting cast around him 2021-22. A 40-goal campaign, with a run at 50, is entirely in the range of outcomes this season.
DeBrincat struggled mightily during his third season in 2019-20, mustering just 18 goals in 70 games after scoring 41 during the 2018-19 campaign. His eight even-strength goals ranked outside the top 200, and his 8.7 shooting percentage ranked 149th out of 156 forwards who scored at least 15 goals. It feels like a blip on the radar considering how well DeBrincat's career started, and his team-leading 10 power-play goals suggest his struggles can be at least partially attributed to a spell of bad luck, rather than a lack of talent. A strong bounce-back season in 2020-21 is likely for such a gifted finisher, but he needs a strong playmaking center to feed him the puck, meaning his offensive production will depend on who he gets to play with. Only 17 players scored more than 30 goals last season; if all goes well for DeBrincat, he could find himself back in their company once again during the upcoming campaign. He'll be a great value pick should he drop to the lower rounds due to his tremendous goal-scoring upside.
DeBrincat has quickly established himself as one of the NHL's most lethal goal scorers. During his sophomore campaign in 2018-19, the 5-foot-7 American established a new career high with 41 scores in 82 games, which left him in a tie with six other players for sixth most in the NHL at the conclusion of the campaign. The 2016 second-round pick wasn't just a one-trick pony, either, racking up 35 helpers en route to a total of 76 points on the season - narrowly missing the point-per-game mark. There's no reason to believe that DeBrincat will take a step back in 2019-20, and although it'd be unwise for fantasy owners to draft him with the expectation that he'll eclipse the 40-goal threshold for a second straight campaign, it would hardly be surprising to see him eclipse 80 points for the first time in his career while firing 220-plus shots on net. DeBrincat is a rising star in the NHL, and should remain an elite fantasy option for years to come.
DeBrincat was one of the lone bright spots for the Blackhawks in 2017-18, as he was able to lead the team in goals (28) as a rookie while totaling 52 points in 82 contests. The 20-year-old winger's diminutive frame clearly wasn't an issue, and it's safe to assume he'll only continue to improve during his sophomore season in 2018-19. The 2016 second-round (39th overall) pick will likely spend most of his time skating with Patrick Kane and Nick Schmaltz on Chicago's second line at full strength while also logging significant time on the man advantage as a member of the top power-pay unit. DeBrincat could easily top the 30-goal and 60-point marks this season, making him a desirable asset in all fantasy formats.
DeBrincat has put up absurd numbers in major junior over the past three seasons, racking up 332 points (167 goals, 165 assists) in 191 games. Many attributed his high level of production during his rookie season in the OHL -- 104 points in 68 games -- to his elite linemate Connor McDavid, but he answered those critics by racking up 228 points over his next two seasons with the Erie Otters. The 2016 second-round pick is only 5-foot-7, so it was believed he would likely spend the majority of the 2017-18 campaign growing accustomed to the physical rigors of the AHL before making the jump to the big club, but he's spent most of Chicago's training camp skating with Patrick Kane and Nick Schmaltz on the club's second line, indicating he'll likely start this season in a top-six role with the Blackhawks. If that comes to fruition, DeBrincat will suddenly become a highly intriguing option in redraft leagues, and a must-own player in dynasty formats. The pint-sized American could be in for a highly productive rookie campaign.
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Double snipe effort in win
RWDetroit Red Wings
April 14, 2024
DeBrincat scored two goals Saturday in a 5-4 overtime win over the Maple Leafs.
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Posts three helpers in OT loss
RWDetroit Red Wings
April 11, 2024
DeBrincat posted three assists and seven shots on goal in Thursday's 6-5 overtime loss to the Penguins.
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Two points in loss
RWDetroit Red Wings
March 26, 2024
DeBrincat recorded a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime loss to Washington.
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Two helpers in Thursday's win
RWDetroit Red Wings
March 22, 2024
DeBrincat notched two assists in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Islanders.
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Two-point effort
RWDetroit Red Wings
February 25, 2024
DeBrincat picked up a goal and an assist in a 3-2 overtime win over Chicago on Sunday.
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