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Alexander Wennberg | Center | #41

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (21) / 9/22/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 197
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (14) / CLM
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As expected, Alexander Wennberg has seen his role with Columbus grow as a result of the Ryan Johansen trade.
That move thrust Wennberg into a top-six forward role. "It’s big shoes to fill," Wennberg said. "When you play with the top players, you have to score. That’s what we’re missing right now; we have to score more goals." He did net a shootout goal on Thursday to help Columbus beat Vancouver, but Wennberg hasn't scored in regulation/overtime since Jan. 13. He also has just three assists in his last nine games, so the bigger role hasn't really benefited him from a fantasy perspective yet. Feb 7 - 5:11 AM

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Thanks to the Ryan Johansen trade, Alexander Wennberg is expected to continue to serve as Columbus' second-line center for the foreseeable future.

It's a big opportunity for Wennberg, who is only in his second NHL season. He has five goals and 16 points in 34 contests, but the Blue Jackets think he can improve on that. "Wenny passes the puck when I think he can take pucks to the net," Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella said. "He can shoot the puck more. He can get to areas more for rebounds." Given Wennberg's current role, he's worth keeping an eye on.
Jan 18 - 8:51 AM

Alexander Wennberg is set to play in his 100th career game Tuesday night.

He has produced eight goals and 35 points in his first 99 NHL games. Wennberg has three markers and 11 assists in his last 16 matches.
Jan 12 - 5:18 PM

One player who has escaped the wrath of Blue Jackets' coach John Tortorella is Alexander Wennberg.

In fact, he may be the only one earning Tortorella's praise these days after two tough losses this past weekend. Tortorella indicated that Wennberg has been the Jackets' best player as of late. Of Wennberg's strong play of late Tortorella said the following: "That’s great for him. That worries me for the team. But I think some of our veteran guys can learn from our younger guys." That said, Wennberg has limited fantasy value.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 10:15:00 AM

Alexander Wennberg had a great night, picking up three points in Thursday's 7-5 win over Arizona.

It's his second such effort in five games, and he now has two goals and 10 points on the season through 22 games.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 01:27:00 AM

Alexander Wennberg pitched in three assists in the Jackets' 6-4 loss to Winnipeg on Thursday night.

Five of Wennberg's six points this season have come in the past three games. It's not a good bet expecting his hot week to repeat itself.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 11:49:00 PM

Alexander Wennberg had a pair of assists Saturday.

Wennberg certainly enjoys playing the Flyers as it was his fourth multi-point game of his young career and second against Philadelphia. Wennberg had only one goal in 15 games heading into action Saturday so this tripled his point output. Wennberg is highly regarded as he was drafted 14th overall in 2013. He is worth keeping an eye on in the short-term.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 06:58:00 AM

Alexander Wennberg (foot) will draw back into the lineup on Wednesday.

That's not surprising given that Columbus activated Wennberg on Tuesday, but the Blue Jackets have now confirmed his availability. Wennberg last played on Nov. 10. He has a goal in 10 games this season.
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 11:44:00 AM

Alexander Wennberg (foot) has been activated from injured reserve.

Following Monday's practice it was expected that Wennberg would be available to play Wednesday. He has missed the last six games with a foot injury.
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 04:28:00 PM

Alexander Wennberg (foot) is likely to play Wednesday.

He skated in every drill during Monday's session and saw time during line rushes with Scott Hartnell and Nick Foligno. Wennberg's pending return will move Foligno back to the wing from center.
Mon, Nov 23, 2015 02:12:00 PM

Alexander Wennberg's foot injury is an issue that he initially tried to play through.

Wennberg sustained it when he blocked a shot. Ultimately, what forced him to shut down and allow it to heal was the fact that the swelling hasn't subsided and that was impacting his speed. He's expected to be on the sidelines for about two weeks and has already been placed on the injured reserve list.
Thu, Nov 12, 2015 10:53:00 AM

Alexander Wennberg (foot) is expected to miss about two weeks.

As previously reported, he's on the injured reserve list. He has a goal in 11 games this season.
Wed, Nov 11, 2015 06:24:00 PM

Alexander Wennberg has a lower-body injury.

Wennberg has been placed on the injured reserve list as a result. He also missed the Blue Jackets' contest on Nov. 3 due to a lower-body problem, but it's not clear if the two are related.
Wed, Nov 11, 2015 02:55:00 PM

Alexander Wennberg was back in the lineup Thursday after recovering from a lower-body injury.

He logged just 10:49 of ice time against Los Angeles. Wennberg has one goal in eight games this year.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 03:12:00 AM

Alexander Wennberg (lower body) won't play Tuesday night against San Jose.

However, he will likely rejoin his teammates prior to Thursday's game against Los Angeles. Wennberg should be considered questionable for that contest.
Tue, Nov 3, 2015 06:00:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Brandon Dubinsky
2Alexander Wennberg
3William Karlsson
4Gregory Campbell
LW1Boone Jenner
2Scott Hartnell
3Matt Calvert
4Rene Bourque
5Kerby Rychel
RW1Brandon Saad
2Nick Foligno
3Cam Atkinson
4Jared Boll
5David Clarkson
D1Jack Johnson
2David Savard
3Ryan Murray
4Seth Jones
5Justin Falk
6Fedor Tyutin
7Cody Goloubef
8Dalton Prout
G1Sergei Bobrovsky
2Curtis McElhinney
3Anton Forsberg
4Joonas Korpisalo