Yanni Gourde
Yanni Gourde
29-Year-Old Left WingLW
Seattle Kraken
Out
Injury Shoulder
Est. Return 11/21/2021
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Gourde's offense declined for the second straight year in 2019-20, as the Quebec-born center had only 30 points in 70 appearances. In 2017-18, Gourde racked up 64 points, but his production dipped to 48 a year later. Entering 2020-21, the 29-year-old forward should be expected to see a slight rebound. It's quite possible Gourde clocks in at around 30 points and 80 hits even with a shortened 56-game campaign on the docket. He should also provide modest contributions on the power play and penalty kill, as an all-situations option who can play just about anywhere the Lightning need him to. Fantasy managers shouldn't hesitate to add him with a late-round pick in deeper formats. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a six-year, $31 million contract extension with the Lightning in November of 2018. Selected by the Kraken in the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft in July of 2021.
Won't be ready to start season
LWSeattle Kraken
Shoulder
July 21, 2021
Gourde underwent shoulder surgery this week and will be out for approximately four months, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.
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Gourde, who was just selected by the Kraken from the Lightning in Wednesday's Expansion Draft, won't be ready to take the ice with his new teammates immediately. The 29-year-old forward has reached 30 points in four straight seasons, including a career-high 64 in 2017-18. He'll have a tough time matching that lofty production if he misses what projects to be a quarter of the 2021-22 campaign.
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2020–21 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    17:04
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    1:51
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    1:29
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2018–19
15:50
1:25
1:44
2019–20
14:04
0:42
1:28
2020–21
17:04
1:51
1:29
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2018
Gourde suffered through a sophomore slump last season, falling from 25 goals and 64 points in 2017-18 to 22 and 48, respectively, in 2018-19. We wish we could say it was because he was dropped off a scoring line, but that wasn't the case. His two centers (Steven Stamkos and Brayden Point) each delivered more than 92 points each. Gourde couldn't sustain his white-hot start (21 points in his first 22 games), and put up just five goals and six assists in the next 34 contests. Yes, his last 24 games were better -- he delivered 16 points -- but Gourde never got back to the lofty expectations he set at the start of the year, and he probably won't ever get back to his rookie production. However, Gourde will be a 50-55 point, second-line winger who gets time on the second power-play unit, and should also deliver about 20 goals, give or take.
In any other season, Gourde's superb rookie campaign probably would have guided him to the Calder Trophy, but not in 2017-18 with guys like Brock Boeser, Mathew Barzal and Clayton Keller patrolling the ice. Now 26 years old, Gourde delivered 25 goals (fourth-best among rookies) and 64 points, including 13 on the power play. Despite being generously listed at 5-foot-9 and 172 pounds, he's absolutely fearless in corners and in front of the net. An offensive drop off is possible since it will be difficult for Gourde to repeat his 18.4 shooting percentage. Still, count on 50-55 points -- including another 25 goals -- in 2018-19. He'll help your team.
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Snatched from Bolts
LWSeattle Kraken
July 21, 2021
Gourde was grabbed by Seattle from Tampa Bay in the NHL Expansion Draft on Wednesday.
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Nets game-winner in Game 1
LWTampa Bay Lightning
June 28, 2021
Gourde provided a goal in Monday's 5-1 win over the Canadiens in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
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Scores series clincher shorthanded
LWTampa Bay Lightning
June 25, 2021
Gourde scored a short-handed goal and registered a team-high five shots in Friday's 1-0 victory over the Islanders in Game 7. He also had two hits and a block.
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Lights lamp in opening period
LWTampa Bay Lightning
June 21, 2021
Gourde scored a goal on five shots and had a fighting major in Monday's 8-0 win over the Islanders in Game 5.
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Breaks ice in Game 3 win
LWTampa Bay Lightning
June 17, 2021
Gourde scored a goal on two shots in Thursday's 2-1 win over the Islanders in Game 3. He also went 8-3 (72.7 percent) on faceoffs.
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