Thursday, June 5, 2014

2013-14 Season In Review: Dany Heatley

Photo: Ben Garvin/Pioneer Press
No 50 in '07 repeat for the All-Star this year. Lets see how it really went.


Minnesota (NHL): Regular Season-76 GP, 12 G, 16 A, 28 P, 18 PIM, 110 SOG
                             Playoffs-11 GP, 1 G, 5 A, 6 P, 4 PIM, 9 SOG


Coming into training camp this year, Dany Heatley looked much slimmer and faster. But when the regular season rolled around, we saw a very slow and out of date Dany Heatley. It was a struggle to watch Heatley just not be able to do the things he could once previously do. His speed, hands, and shot all seemingly took a turn for the worse this year. By season's end, he was down on the fourth line, but functioning somewhat well in that role. He was in the press box for the first two games of the playoffs, but was quickly summoned back into the lineup after the Wild fell into a 0-2 hole. He managed to get six points in those 11 games, while still playing on the fourth line.


Status for 2014-15

This year was Heatley's last under his six year, $45 million contract that he originally signed with San Jose. Given his fall off this year, it is highly unlikely that we will see Heater in a Wild uniform again. He will probably be able to lock down a one year deal with a team, who will be able to give him more minutes on a nightly basis than Minnesota can offer.

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