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Chris Wagner | Center | #21

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/27/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 198
College: Colgate
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 5 (122) / ANA
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Chris Wagner will be a healthy scratch in Saturday's game against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Wagner has six goals, nine assists and 35 penalty minutes in 72 games this season. It's the fourth time in seven games that he'll be made a healthy scratch. Dennis Seidenberg will also watch the game from the press box. Mar 24 - 6:44 PM

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Chris Wagner is expected to be a healthy scratch on Thursday.

It will be Wagner's second consecutive game in the press box. He has 15 points and 35 penalty minutes in 69 contests this season.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 15 - 6:58 PM

The Anaheim Ducks have traded Chris Wagner to the New York Islanders for Jason Chimera.

Wagner has six goals and 15 points this season but saw a lot of top-two minutes at center earlier in the season when both Ryan Getzlaf and Ryan Kesler were out of action. The Islanders get a solid bottom-six player and that likely bodes well for New York who are one of the worst teams as far as giving up goals are concerned. He has no fantasy value but will help out the defensive side of things.
Feb 26 - 2:18 PM

Chris Wagner scored a goal in the Ducks' 5-3 win over Pittsburgh Wednesday night.

It was Wagner's second goal in as many games. He's not a major offensive contributor, but his 15 points in 46 contests this season is a new career-high for him.
Jan 18 - 9:10 AM

Chris Wagner scored his fifth goal of the season in a 3-1 loss to Colorado on Monday afternoon.

Wagner's marker was assisted by Josh Manson and newcomer J.T. Brown. He didn't have a point in his previous 19 outings.
Jan 15 - 5:38 PM

Chris Wagner heads into Tuesday's game in Vancouver with a league-leading 135 hits through 40 games.

Wagner has been very physical this season, also adding 22 blocked shots. Unlike a lot of other players who dish out a lot of hits or step in front of a lot of shots, Wagner has been pretty decent at the offensive end, too. He has four goals and a respectable 13 points, making him a decent low-end fantasy asset. Wagner is especially valuable in DFS in games rewarding hits.
Jan 1 - 11:25 PM

Chris Wagner registered an assist in the Ducks' 3-2 win over St. Louis.

The contest was the follow-up to Wagner's three-point showing on Monday. He now has four goals and 13 points in 25 games this season. Before the 2017-18, he only had 10 goals and 13 points in 95 career contests, but he was also being used sparingly. This campaign is his first real chance to shine as he's been averaging nearly 17 minutes per contest.
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 08:45:00 AM

Chris Wagner scored two goals in a 7-3 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.

Wagner was parked in front of Crawford and poked home the rebound off of Hampus Lindholm's wrister for his second goal of the game 1:33 into the third period. Wagner isn't known for his scoring but is now up to four goals and 11 points in 24 games this season. The 26-year-old forward has already eclipsed his previous career high of seven points set last season.
Mon, Nov 27, 2017 11:16:00 PM

Chris Wagner was scoreless with three shots on goal in Tuesday's overtime loss against Los Angeles, but he delivered a team-high five shots.

Wagner has held his own on the offensive end, chipping in with two goals, seven points and a respectable plus-3 rating through 15 games. However, his biggest contributions from a fantasy perspective come in the hits department, as he has delivered 54 hits, or 3.6 per game.
Wed, Nov 8, 2017 02:09:00 AM

Chris Wagner registered two assists in an 8-3 loss to Florida on Thursday.

That was Wagner's first career multi-point game. He has two goals and five points in nine contests this season.
Fri, Oct 27, 2017 10:25:00 AM

Chris Wagner scored a shorthanded goal in Sunday night's loss to the Sabres.

Wagner, who had six goals in 43 games last year, beat Chad Johnson to tie the game in the second period. The Ducks fell apart from there, however, as Buffalo won 3-1 on the road. Wagner has a point in six games this season.
Mon, Oct 16, 2017 12:11:00 AM

Chris Wagner scored for a second straight playoff game on Monday night.

He scored three goals in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs and two of those goals came against Nashville in the Western Conference Final.
Tue, May 23, 2017 08:25:00 AM

Chris Wagner scored a goal in Saturday's 3-1 loss to Nashville in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final.

Wagner opened the scoring at the 12:46 mark of second period. Brandon Montour and Jakob Silfverberg picked up the assists on Anaheim's only goal. This was Wagner's first goal since Game 3 of their second-round series against Edmonton. Wagner has two goals in 16 games during the postseason. The Ducks are now on the brink of elimination, as they trail the best-of-seven series 3-2. Game 6 will be played in Nashville on Monday.
Sat, May 20, 2017 11:07:00 PM

Chris Wagner has been making the most of his limited playing time in the postseason.

Wagner has been skating on the fourth line with Jared Boll and Nate Thompson. They were an effective group in Game 7 on Wednesday and while they didn't get a point in that game, Ducks coach Randy Carlyle credited one of their second period shifts as the turning point of the contest. "We had a couple of good shifts in a row," Wagner said. "We just tried to grind, do what we do. It’s been the M.O. for our whole team this year. And then they didn’t call many penalties, so we were able to get out there regularly and get some continuity. If you do have a chance to do something, you do it. You’re probably not getting that chance again." Depth is always important, but it matters much more in the playoffs. Wagner might not score a key goal in the Western Conference Final, but the Ducks will be looking to him to have good shifts.
Fri, May 12, 2017 09:52:00 AM

Chris Wagner netted the game-winning goal in the Ducks' 6-3 win over Edmonton in Game 3 on Sunday.

It was Wagner's first career goal in 11 playoff games. He had six goals and seven points in 43 regular season contests.
Mon, May 1, 2017 09:21:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1John Tavares
2Mathew Barzal
3Brock Nelson
4Casey Cizikas
5Chris Wagner
LW1Anders Lee
2Andrew Ladd
3Alan Quine
4Shane Prince
5Nikolay Kulemin
6Ross Johnston
RW1Josh Bailey
2Jordan Eberle
3Anthony Beauvillier
4Cal Clutterbuck
D1Nick Leddy
2Johnny Boychuk
3Calvin de Haan
4Thomas Hickey
5Dennis Seidenberg
6Brandon Davidson
7Scott Mayfield
8Adam Pelech
9Ryan Pulock
G1Jaroslav Halak
2Thomas Greiss