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Richard Panik | Winger | #14

Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/7/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 208
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 2 (52) / TB
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Richard Panik netted his 12th point of the season during Tuesday's 4-0 win over Arizona.
Panik got off to such a torrid start, but with just 12 points in 28 games thus far, we'd expect him to continue to be better suited for the waiver wire. Dec 7 - 1:00 AM

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Richard Panik was relieved to end a 17-game goal drought on Tuesday night.

"Obviously, the goal helps you build up your confidence so I feel pretty good after that," said Panik, "I'm just going to keep focusing on the simple things, the same (as) I played in the beginning." He exploded out of the gate with six goals in his first six games. Panik didn't have a point in 13 straight matches going into Tuesday's game against Florida.
Dec 1 - 8:52 AM

Richard Panik scored a goal in regulation and in the shootout during Chicago's 2-1 win over the Florida Panthers.

Panik opened the scoring at the 17:50 mark of the opening period. Dennis Rasmussen and Marcus Kruger picked up the assists on Chicago's only goal in regulation. After Artemi Panarin scored in the second round of the shootout, Panik iced the game in the next round. The Hawks forward has seven goals and 11 points in 24 games this season, but this was his first maker since Oct. 22 and it ended a 13-game pointless drought. Panik has been ice cold since his very hot start.
Nov 29 - 11:54 PM

It may be hard to believe but after six games, Richard Panik is leading the NHL in goal scoring with six.

That's right. Richard Panik! He also has registered two assists giving him eight points, good for a tie for second in overall scoring with three other players. Talk about taking advantage of an opportunity. Panik is thriving playing alongside Jonathan Toews and Tyler Motte and with his level of production as it is, there is no talk of removing Panik from this situation. Ride him until further notice.
Oct 23 - 11:41 AM

Richard Panik scored a goal and assisted on another in a 3-2 loss to the Blue Jackets on Friday.

Panik now has five goals and seven points on the year. He is playing the best hockey of his career on a line with Jonathan Toews and Tyler Motte. Panik is currently owned in 44% of yahoo leagues and suggest adding him to your roster before someone else does. At the very least, ride him out while he's hot. His assist came on Tyler Motte's first career NHL goal during the first period.
Oct 21 - 9:51 PM

With four goals and five points in Chicago's first three games of the season Richard Panik is now certainly fantasy relevant.

He is making good on his opportunity playing alongside Jonathan Toews on the Blackhawks' first line. Panik doesn't have significant offensive ability but what he does do is drive the net. When you play with Toews, that is sometimes all you need to do to pick up points. Ride him while he is filling a number one winger spot.
Source: CSN Chicago
Oct 16 - 12:50 PM

Richard Panik earned his first career hat trick at the 18:29 minute mark of the Chicago Blackhawks 5-3 victory over the Nashville Predators Saturday night.

Panik drew first blood at the 10:19 minute mark of the first period. His second goal came at the 4:56 minute mark of the third. His final goal came only a minute and 30 seconds before the end of the game. This single game was as productive as half his 2015-16 season. Panik scored only six goals in 30 games with the Blackhawks last year.
Oct 15 - 11:16 PM

Richard Panik scored in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the St. Louis Blues.

This one was closer than the final score would indicate, as the Blues scored two empty net goals. Panik opened the scoring with a power play goal just 4:38 into the game. Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa picked up the assists on the goal. Panik isn't relevant in standard fantasy leagues yet, but he'll be someone to keep an eye on if he continues skating on a line with Toews and Hossa. Ryan Hartman also scored for the Blackhawks.
Oct 12 - 10:57 PM

Richard Panik is projected to open the regular season alongside Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa.

He collected six goals and two assists in 30 games with Chicago last season, but this is a great opportunity for him to make meaningful contributions. If Panik struggles then the Blackhawks have plenty of young players on the roster hungry to take his place.
Oct 12 - 12:15 PM

Richard Panik is a strong candidate to play on the Blackhawks' top line alongside Jonthan Toews and Marian Hossa.

Well, the Hawks actually have two top lines as Patrick Kane, Atremi Panarin and Artem Anisimov are no slouches. Although Panik is not a naturally gifted offensive player, a competent and hard working winger could put up some really fine numbers flanking Toews. Keep Panik in mind during the latter rounds of your draft if he solidifies this gig.
Sep 25 - 10:19 AM

Richard Panik recently signed one-year deal with Chicago is reportedly worth $875,000.

That represents a $100,000 pay cut from Panik's 2015-16 salary. He had six goals and eight points in 30 contests in 2015-16.
Source: CSN Chicago
Jun 16 - 8:12 AM

Richard Panik has inked a one-year contract with Chicago.

In 30 games with the Blackhawks last season, he produced six goals and eight points. Panik was acquired from Toronto in January in exchange for Jeremy Morin.
Jun 15 - 5:07 PM

The Blackhawks hope to re-sign Richard Panik.

Panik is coming off of a one-year, $975,000 deal. He had six goals and eight points in 30 contests in 2015-16. Chicago got him in January from Toronto in exchange for Jeremy Morin.
Source: CSN Chicago
May 19 - 8:46 AM

Richard Panik has recorded an assist in each of his last two games.

He is getting another chance to play with Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane on Monday night in Game 7. Panik enjoyed a great stat line in Game 6 with one assist, four shots, two blocks and six hits.
Apr 25 - 6:08 PM

Richard Panik collected his first career playoff point when he assisted on Patrick Kane's double overtime winner in Thursday's Game 5 with St. Louis.

It only took until the very end of his sixth career playoff game, but who's counting anyway. Panik now has 48 points in 187 career games in the NHL, playoffs included, so we wouldn't expect too much more production from him.
Apr 22 - 2:30 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Toews
2Artem Anisimov
3Marcus Kruger
4Vince Hinostroza
LW1Artemi Panarin
2Tyler Motte
3Andrew Desjardins
4Dennis Rasmussen
RW1Patrick Kane
2Marian Hossa
3Richard Panik
4Ryan Hartman
5Jordin Tootoo
D1Duncan Keith
2Brent Seabrook
3Brian Campbell
4Niklas Hjalmarsson
5Trevor van Riemsdyk
6Michal Kempny
7Michal Rozsival
8Gustav Forsling
G1Corey Crawford
2Scott Darling
3Lars Johansson