Christian Fischer

Christian Fischer

27-Year-Old Right WingRW
Detroit Red Wings
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Fischer signed a one-year, $1.125 million contract with Detroit in the offseason after Arizona chose not to give him a qualifying offer. He has struggled to generate points since earning 15 goals and 18 assists in 79 games during his first full NHL campaign in 2017-18. However, he managed to get back on track somewhat in 2022-23 with 13 goals and 27 points in 80 appearances. That nearly matched his point total of 30 (14 goals, 16 assists) from his previous three seasons combined. Fischer also accounted for 122 shots on goal and 126 hits during the 2022-23 campaign. He has topped 100 hits in five of the past six years. Still, Fischer shouldn't be on the radar of many fantasy managers going into 2023-24 because of his extended scoring slumps and lack of power-play time. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $1.13 million contract with the Red Wings in July of 2023.
Discouraging finish in Motown
RWDetroit Red Wings
April 20, 2024
Fischer completed his debut campaign with the Red Wings, adding five goals, 14 assists and 138 hits through 79 games. He was neutral in the plus-minus category.
ANALYSIS
Despite a bottom-six role, Fischer has proven that he's capable of providing a decent amount of offense, but his production screeched to a halt at a time when the Red Wings were desperate in their attempts to clinch a playoff berth. Fischer was held without a point for the final 12 games, failing to provide ancillary scoring for the Original Six club that failed to qualify for the postseason. It could end up being a "one-and-done" stint for Fischer in the Motor City, as the physical winger is a pending unrestricted free agent.
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2023–24 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    11:24
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:03
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:47
 
Ice Time
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Short-Handed
2021–22
13:07
1:01
0:50
2022–23
14:51
0:16
2:14
2023–24
11:24
0:03
0:47
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Won't return to desert
RWFree Agent
July 1, 2023
Fischer is not expected to re-sign with the Coyotes when free agency kicks off Saturday, Craig Morgan of PHNX Sports reports.
ANALYSIS
Fischer's split with Arizona shouldn't come as a surprise after the club opted not to issue him a qualifying offer Friday. The 26-year-old winger is coming off a solid 2022-23 campaign in which he racked up 13 goals and 14 assists in 80 contests. While he probably shouldn't be expected to turn into a 20-goal scorer at this point, he should offer decent depth scoring for a new team in 2023-24.
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The 24-year-old Fischer has settled in as a useful depth forward for the Coyotes, averaging upwards of 13 minutes of ice time per game while chipping in some secondary offense. Fischer had a breakout season as a 20-year-old, posting 15 goals and 33 points in 79 games back in 2017-18, but he has managed just 20 goals and 38 points in 179 games in the three seasons since. Fischer makes his biggest fantasy impact in the hits department. He's finished with more than 100 hits each of his first four full NHL seasons and that should continue this coming year. Fischer should continue to see regular minutes for Arizona given their lack of forward depth, but other than deep leaguers looking for hits, fantasy managers can pass.
Fischer's offense took another hit in 2019-20, as he was limited to just six goals and three assists in 56 contests. He appeared to break out with 33 points in 79 games in 2017-18, but he's not likely to replicate those numbers in a bottom-six role going forward. A natural right wing, Fischer has found himself behind Conor Garland and Phil Kessel on the depth chart, making an upward move unlikely. One positive is the 23-year-old's physical game -- he produced 140 hits last season. He'll need to score at a better pace to maintain his place in the lineup, as head coach Rick Tocchet has shown no hesitation to scratch Fischer when he slumps. Don't expect more than 20 points out of the Illinois native in 2020-21.
Fischer's production slipped in 2018-19, as the winger produced 11 goals, seven helpers and 124 hits in 71 games. All 11 absences were healthy scratches over the last two months of the season, as he seemed to fall out of favor with coach Rick Tocchet. Finishing cold didn't help Fischer -- he registered only three assists over his last 21 appearances of the year, and as such, he's likely to remain in a bottom-six role this season. He's recorded more than 100 hits in each of his two full seasons, though, giving him some appeal in formats that count defensive metrics.
Fischer bulged twine 15 times to complement 18 assists over 79 games in his first full NHL season last year. With the youthful Yotes needing confident skaters to get the puck on net, it was encouraging to see the Illinois native rank fourth on the team with 154 shots. Max Domi was shipped off to Montreal in exchange for Alex Galchenyuk this past June. This won't necessarily launch Fischer closer to a top-six role, though the power forward should be a mainstay on the No. 2 power-play unit to warrant a look in all season-long leagues. While Fischer needs to show more game-to-game consistency to be serviceable in DFS cash games, there's plenty of untapped potential for this under-the-radar winger who belongs to a small-market franchise.
A 2015 second-round draft pick by the Coyotes, Fischer has scored nearly a point per game playing with the U.S. National Team Development program. He will play this season at the University of Notre Dame.
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Hangs three points on Isles
RWDetroit Red Wings
March 22, 2024
Fischer supplied a goal and two assists in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Islanders.
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Adds goal to highlight reel
RWDetroit Red Wings
March 17, 2024
Fischer went five-hole on his lone tally in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Sabres.
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Heating up with helpers
RWDetroit Red Wings
February 20, 2024
Fischer tacked on an assist in Monday's 4-3 overtime win over the Kraken.
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Supplies assist in loss
RWDetroit Red Wings
February 15, 2024
Fischer notched an assist and four shots on goal in Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Canucks.
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Contributes helper
RWDetroit Red Wings
February 13, 2024
Fischer posted an assist, three hits and a minus-2 rating in Tuesday's 8-4 loss to the Oilers.
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