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Andreas Athanasiou | Winger | #72

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (23) / 8/6/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 188
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 4 (110) / DET
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Andreas Athanasiou picked up a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Dallas Stars.
Athanasiou helped set up Trevor Daley's goal just 44 seconds into the first period. He then scored an incredible breakaway goal midway through the second period to tie the game at two. Athanasiou finished the night with a plus-1 rating and a shot on goal in 19:24 of ice time. He has 10 goals and 21 points in 34 games this season. Jan 16 - 10:52 PM

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Andreas Athanasiou earned a pair of assists in a 4-0 win over Chicago on Sunday.

Athanasiou helped set up goals by Dylan Larkin and Anthony Mantha in the contest. He has produced four goals and nine points in the last 11 games.
Jan 15 - 10:27 AM

Andreas Athanasiou scored a goal and an assist in a 4-2 win over the Florida Panthers on Friday night.

Athanasiou has scored in back-to-back games for just the second time this season. Detroit also got goals from Tomas Tatar, Anthony Mantha, and Gustav Nyquist. The young forward has nine goals and 17 points in 30 games.
Jan 5 - 10:38 PM

Andreas Athanasiou scored two goals, including the overtime winner in a 2-1 win over the Ottawa Senators.

Athanasiou stole the puck from Karlsson off the faceoff and scored just six seconds into overtime to seal the victory. Athanasiou was all over the ice tonight, providing chance after chance and was rewarded with his seventh and eighth goals of the season, bringing his point total to 15 in 29 games. He could be worth a look in deeper leagues.
Jan 3 - 10:37 PM

Andreas Athanasiou ended a 15-game goalless drought on Friday night.

Athanasiou had five goals in his first 11 games, but he hadn't bulged the twine since Nov. 19. He played alongside Dylan Larkin, who assisted on the marker, with Anthony Mantha out of the lineup due to a nagging injury.
Sat, Dec 30, 2017 09:20:00 AM

Andreas Athanasiou has gone 15 straight games without scoring a goal.

Athanasiou has chipped in just four assists during that span. Coach Jeff Blashill wants him to be more assertive and compete every shift to get more chances.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 09:08:00 AM

Andreas Athanasiou intends to shoot more often.

"I think I pass up a lot of shots," Athanasiou said before Wednesday's 3-2 OT loss to Boston. "It's something I'm thinking about, not passing up some opportunities — in games, if I see a pass, I always want to try to make it. Sometimes you have to shoot the puck, especially when they aren't going in. You want to overshoot it. I just have to keep bringing that speed element and skill set. I know that I can produce opportunities for the team when I am out there." He had two shots on target against the Bruins, but still hasn't scored a goal since Nov. 19 and he has just two assists during that 10-game span. Athanasiou had five markers in his first 11 games.
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 09:05:00 AM

Andreas Athanasiou found the back of the net in Detroit's 4-3 overtime loss against Colorado on Sunday night.

Athanasiou has four points in his last four games. The 23-year-old is starting to turn his raw talent into production, with five goals and seven points in 11 games so far this season.
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 09:06:00 PM

Andreas Athanasiou scored a pair of goals and an assist in Wednesday's 8-2 win over the Calgary Flames.

Athanasiou's goals gave the Red Wings 1-0 and 7-2 leads in the first and third periods. He also helped set up Anthony Mantha's tally in the first frame. Athanasiou now has four goals and two assists in nine games this season. Four of those six points have come in the last two games. He's only worth adding in deeper fantasy formats.
Wed, Nov 15, 2017 11:21:00 PM

Andreas Athanasiou scored the Red Wings' lone goal in a 2-1 shootout loss on Saturday night.

Athanasiou scored his second goal this season on Saturday, tying the game in the third period. The forward now has two goals and an assist in eight games this season.
Source: NHL.com
Sat, Nov 11, 2017 10:25:00 PM

Andreas Athanasiou has been seeing time at center during Detroit's road trip.

Coach Jeff Blashill switched up his combinations to try to avoid unfavorable matchups when the opposing team has the last change. Athanasiou has played in the middle before and feels he is building some chemistry with Martin Frk. Blashill said he may reunite Athanasiou (on the wing) with Dylan Larkin and Anthony Mantha for home games.
Thu, Nov 9, 2017 10:05:00 AM

Andreas Athanasiou found the back of the net in Detroit's 3-2 shootout win over Florida on Saturday.

It was Athanasiou's first goal of the season. He only made his season debut on Thursday because he was a contract holdout. He was limited to 11:38 minutes on Thursday, but his playing time was bumped up to 15:14 on Saturday, which is probably a better indication of the type of role he'll receive going forward.
Sun, Oct 29, 2017 05:33:00 AM

Andreas Athanasiou will make his season debut on Thursday.

Athanasiou is drawing into the lineup quicker than we would have expected. He hasn't played yet this season because he was a roster holdout, but he trained in Toronto and Europe while waiting to sign and apparently those efforts paid off. His projected linemates for Thursday's game are Frans Nielsen and Darren Helm.
Thu, Oct 26, 2017 12:56:00 PM

Andreas Athanasiou's status for Thursday night will be determined after the morning skate.

Athanasiou got back on the ice Wednesday morning with his Red Wings teammates after ending his contract holdout. "He looked good, he's a good skater and he trained hard in Europe and skated in Toronto (Athanasiou's home)," coach Jeff Blashill said. "We have to see how he feels (at Thursday's morning skate). We need a jolt, too. We're hoping he can give us a jolt." He skated alongside Frans Nielsen and Darren Helm during the session.
Thu, Oct 26, 2017 09:36:00 AM

Andreas Athanasiou might make his season debut on Thursday.

That's sooner than we would have expected. Athanasiou missed training camp and Detroit's first nine games as a contract holdout, so it was thought that he would need more time to get into game shape. If he does play on Thursday, his ice time might be somewhat limited.
Wed, Oct 25, 2017 04:23:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Henrik Zetterberg
2Dylan Larkin
3Frans Nielsen
4Luke Glendening
5Dominic Turgeon
LW1Tomas Tatar
2Anthony Mantha
3Justin Abdelkader
4Darren Helm
5Tyler Bertuzzi
RW1Gustav Nyquist
2Andreas Athanasiou
3Martin Frk
4Luke Witkowski
5David Booth
6Johan Franzen
D1Mike Green
2Trevor Daley
3Danny DeKeyser
4Niklas Kronwall
5Nick Jensen
6Jonathan Ericsson
7Xavier Ouellet
G1Jimmy Howard
2Petr Mrazek