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R.J. Umberger | Winger

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 5/3/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 214
College: Ohio State
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R.J. Umberger pitched in two assists in the Flyers' season opening loss to Tampa Bay on Thursday night.
Umberger scored just 15 points in 67 games last season, and though he should top that total, he should not be relied upon to garner more than 35 points. Oct 8 - 10:23 PM

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Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer writes that GM Ron Hextall is looking to trade R.J. Umberger, Vincent Lecavalier and Luke Schenn.

While it could be tough to deal any of them at this time, trade talks should start up in the next week or so as teams get down to their 23 man squads. Umberger was dealt from Columbus 15 months ago for Scott Hartnell in a trade that the Flyers have to regret. Umberger had nine goals and 15 points in 67 games before undergoing surgery to repair hip and abdominal muscle issues. He has no fantasy value at this time.
Sep 27 - 8:54 AM

R.J. Umberger feels good after his 2014-15 campaign was cut off due to hip and abdominal problems that led to surgery.

"I feel like a different person," said Umberger. "It's refreshing. It was a great offseason for me to get healthy. It's been a long time since I felt like this." He had health problems dating back to the summer of 2014 and went on to record just nine goals and 15 points in 67 contests last season. Now that he's feeling good, he'll be looking to bounce back.
Sep 15 - 9:57 AM

R.J. Umberger will undergo surgery on his hip and abdominal muscles and miss the rest of the season.

Well, at least we now know why Umberger was laboring and had not scored in his last 18 games. He had nine goals this season with six assists. "I think the biggest thing that’s bothered me is just that I feel like I’ve let Ron Hextall down," Umberger said on Tuesday. "He believed in me, bringing me here, and I feel I haven’t been the player he needs." He will get a chance to redeem himself next season.
Mar 14 - 10:34 AM

R.J. Umberger and Brandon Manning will be a healthy scratch on Thursday against St. Louis.

Umberger was re-acquired by the Flyers in an off-season trade with Columbus, but things haven't gone so well for him in 2014-15. The 32-year-old has just nine goals and 15 points in 67 games this season. Michael Del Zotto will miss the game because of a nagging injury.
Mar 12 - 8:04 PM

R.J. Umberger will be a healthy scratch on Tuesday.

The Flyers acquired Umberger over the summer in a trade involving Scott Hartnell and that exchange hasn't worked out for Philadelphia. Umberger has just nine goals and 15 points in 67 contests this season. "When things aren't going well, that's added pressure. You feel that," Umberger said. "I think the biggest thing that's bothered me is that I feel like I've let (general manager Ron) Hextall down. He believed in me bringing me here and I feel like I just haven't been the player for him that he needs." Vinny Lecavalier will be in the lineup instead, although he'll likely be limited to fourth line duties.
Mar 10 - 3:33 PM

R.J. Umberger potted a goal for the Flyers in their 4-3 win over the Sabres on Saturday night.

Umberger’s goal ended a scoreless streak that lasted 168:11. The goal came on the power play just shy of four minutes into the second period. Umberger now has eight goals and 12 points on the year, so he’s not at all worth owning in fantasy leagues. Mark Streit, Chris Vandevelde and Michael Raffl picked up the other goals in the win.
Jan 17 - 10:15 PM

R.J. Umberger scored both goals for the Flyers in a 4-2 loss to Arizona on Monday.

Umberger did his best to get his team back in the game with two tallies in the third period to bring the Flyers to within one goal late before the Coyotes put it away with a empty net goal. Umberger added two penalty minutes and five shots to make it a nice fantasy evening for himself. Sean Couturier picked up assists on both the Umberger goals.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 02:08:00 AM

R.J. Umberger will return to Columbus for Tuesday's game.

Umberger has already played against the Blue Jackets twice since they traded him to Philadelphia over the summer, but this will be his first contest in Columbus itself in 2014-15. He's struggled this season with two goals, four points, and a minus-10 rating in 26 games.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 11:10:00 AM

R.J. Umberger found the back of the net in a 5-4 shootout defeat on Wednesday.

Umberger hadn't recorded a point since Oct. 22. "It probably felt better than my first goal scored in the NHL," Umberger said. "I'll take it. It wasn't pretty. It was greasy but I will take it for our team." He has just four points in 25 contests in 2014-15.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 10:49:00 AM

R.J. Umberger has not had a point in his last 16 games.

To give this some perspective, even goalie Steve Mason has more points in this stretch with one assist. Umberger has only a goal and two assists in 23 games with a minus-11 rating, one point ahead of Mason. That's sad.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 09:09:00 AM

R.J. Umberger is off to a slow start with only three points in 11 games.

Coach Craig Berube attempted to get him started on Saturday by moving him to the second line with Vincent Lecavalier and Wayne Simmonds but it didn't work out for Umberger. It is not helping that the player he was traded for, Scott Hartnell, has a goal and 10 points in 11 games although the minus-five rating doesn't help, the Blue Jackets are getting killed by injuries.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 08:24:00 AM

R.J. Umberger had a goal and an assist in Wednesday's 5-3 win over Pittsburgh.

Umberger got off to a quiet start with the Flyers, but he's starting to heat up with three points in three games. Keep in mind though that he's averaging just 14:16 minutes per contest and isn't likely to get much more than 40 points.
Thu, Oct 23, 2014 09:29:00 AM

R.J. Umberger, who was reacquired by the Flyers on Monday, still feels he can contribute.

"I think I have a lot to give and still consider myself pretty young," said the 32-year-old forward. Umberger played the first three seasons of his career with Philadelphia before skating in Columbus for the next six years. Flyers coach Craig Berube called Umberger a "versatile guy who can play all positions. He's a good penalty killer who skates well," which suggests he'll be used as a depth, plug-in type player.
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 11:06:00 AM

The Philadelphia Flyers have acquired R.J. Umberger and a 2015 fourth-round pick from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Scott Hartnell.

The Flyers are hoping that Umberger will bounce back after a rough 2013-14 campaign. He scored 18 goals and registered 16 assists in 74 games, which is his lowest total since 2006-07 if you factor out the shortened campaign. The change of scenery might do him so good, but given that he won't get you much more than 50 points even if he does bounce back, he's not worth the risk of drafting in standard leagues.
Mon, Jun 23, 2014 12:29:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Claude Giroux
2Sean Couturier
3Scott Laughton
4Ryan White
5Vincent Lecavalier
6Chris VandeVelde
LW1Michael Raffl
2Brayden Schenn
3Matt Read
4R.J. Umberger
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Sam Gagner
4Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
D1Mark Streit
2Michael Del Zotto
3Nick Schultz
4Radko Gudas
5Evgeni Medvedev
6Brandon Manning
7Luke Schenn
G1Steve Mason
2Michal Neuvirth