Alexander Wennberg Stats
- Height / Weight
- 74 / 190 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 9/22/1994 (29)
Alexander Wennberg Last 10 Games
Alexander Wennberg News
Seattle Kraken forward Alexander Wennberg will miss Saturday's game against Montreal with an upper-body injury. He was hurt in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to Ottawa and has to drop out of the lineup after enjoying one of his best spells of the season. Wennberg had scored in three of four games heading into Thursday. Kole Lind is set to enter the lineup on Saturday and will join Jaden Schwartz and Jared McCann on the first line. The 23-year-old has collected a pair of assists in five NHL outings this season and sits on 35 points through 48 games in the AHL.
Unrestricted free agent Alexander Wennberg signed a three-year contract with the expansion Seattle Kraken on Wednesday. The contract comes with a $4.5 million AAV. The 26-year-old native of Sweden is coming off of a modest season with the Florida Panthers. Wennberg scored 17 goals but had just 29 total points in 56 games. He's failed to break the 30-point mark over the past three years. The former first-round pick's best season came in 2016-17 with the Columbus Blue Jackets when he scored 16 goals and recorded 59 points. Wennberg should receive an opportunity to center the top line at least while Yanni Gourde is recovering from offseason surgery. A return to power-play prominence could also help him recoup some of his lost fantasy value.
Florida Panthers center Alexander Wennberg recorded a hat trick as his team pulled out a 5-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night. Coming into Saturday's contest versus his former team, the 26-year-old had already surpassed his combined goal total (7) in 132 games over the past two seasons with Columbus and is now just two goals away from tying his career-best 13 tallies (in 80 games) from 2016-2017. Wennberg has been a nice fit in Florida's top-six forward group this season, making himself a valuable asset in deeper fantasy formats for the first time in four years. With 18 points (11 goals, seven assists), a plus-four rating, 51 shots and 15 hits through 38 games, Wennberg (11% owned in Yahoo! leagues) probably needs to be owned in more fantasy leagues by now.
Florida Panthers forward Alexander Wennberg extended his goal streak to three games on Thursday, netting the team's second marker of the night in a 5-2 win over Tampa. He also tallied an assist on a Carter Verhaeghe goal. Aaron Ekblad joined Wennberg in the two-point club with a power-play goal and an assist. Frank Vatrano and Brett Connolly finished off the goal-fest. Wennberg, who has six points in 11 games for the year, plays on a hot line with Jonathan Huberdeau and Patric Hornqvist, so he was bound to break out at some point. He'll try and continue his goal-scoring streak on Saturday in a rematch with the Bolts.