Darren Dietz

by Eric Daoust on October 7, 2014

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Darren Dietz, D

Shoots: R

Height: 6-1

Weight: 195

Born: 1993-07-17

Hometown: Medicine Hat, AB, Canada

Drafted: 2011 by Montreal, 138th overall

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

October 2014 - Dietz had another impressive camp and was one of the final cuts. Even with some former first-round picks ahead of him on the prospect chart he is still catching the eye of management. He will not be making the jump to the NHL immediately but could surprise and lock down a spot faster than most are expecting. Eric Daoust

 

September 2013 - After getting a long look at camp Dietz was one of the final cuts. He saw extra preseason action as a result of a few injuries on the Canadiens' blueline. He will start the season with the AHL's Hamilton Bulldogs but with Jarred Tinordi, Nathan Beaulieu and Greg Pateryn ahead of Dietz on the prospect depth chart it will be tough for him to see any NHL action this year. Eric Daoust

 

March 2013 - The Montreal Canadiens have signed Darren Dietz to a three-year entry level contract. Dietz finished third in WHL regular season scoring among defensemen with 24 goals, 34 assists for 58 points in 72 games for the Saskatoon Blades. His 24 goals were tops among all WHL defenders. Dietz was the only WHL defenseman to record 40+ points and over 100 penalty minutes, showing definite signs of mult-cat potential in fantasy leagues. Brendan Ross

 

February 2013 - Dietz continues to be a staple on the Saskatoon Blades backend. He logs big minuets and contributes in all situations at both ends of the ice. In 56 outings this season he has 38 points. If the Blades have any hope of winning the Memorial Cup, Dietz will have to shine. Look for him to make the jump up to the AHL as early as next season. Zenon Herasymiuk

 

April 2012 – Dietz is a solid, two-way defenseman. He plays a big role on the Saskatoon Blades backend and has put up very good numbers this year. He played in all 72 regular season games scoring 15 goals and 29 assists for 44 points. He is a big of a clumsy skater and stick handler but he is sure to improve in both of those areas with another year in junior.

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: C-

Point totals don’t project to the next level. Will need time to develop.

 

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