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Top Brett Pesce News

  • Hurricanes' Brett Pesce: Contributes two points in Game 4

    Pesce provided a goal and an assist in a 6-1 win over New Jersey in Game 4 on Tuesday.

    Pesce was responsible for the primary helper on Martin Necas' goal early in the second period and then Pesce scored himself just 2:25 later. Pesce has been held off the scoresheet only once over his last five outings. Through 10 playoff appearances this year, he has two markers and six points.

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  • Hurricanes' Brett Pesce: Scores in Monday's loss

    Pesce scored a goal on his lone shot in Monday's 3-2 loss to the Senators.

    Pesce got the Hurricanes on the board late in the second period, firing a shot past the glove of Mads Sogaard off a rush. The goal was Pesce's fifth of the season and first since Jan. 12, a span of 37 games, though he's contributed 12 assists since then. The 28-year-old blueliner has 30 points and a plus-12 rating through 80 contests this season.

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  • Hurricanes' Brett Pesce: Two-point effort Sunday

    Pesce collected two assists in Sunday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Bruins.

    Both helpers came in the third period as Carolina rallied from a 3-1 deficit and earned a precious point against the NHL's best team. Pesce hasn't scored a goal in 30 games, but he has chipped in 11 assists during that drought and is now two points shy of reaching 30 for the first time in his career.

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  • Hurricanes' Brett Pesce: Two helpers against Habs

    Pesce picked up two assists in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout win over the Canadiens.

    He had a hand in the Hurricanes' final two goals in regulation. It's Pesce's first multi-point performance since Jan. 25, and with 24 points (four goals, 20 helpers) through 62 games, the 28-year-old blueliner is just on pace for his first career 30-point campaign.

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  • Hurricanes' Brett Pesce: Garners helper in loss

    Pesce collected an assist in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Ducks.

    Pesce went without a point in his previous seven games, but the Hurricanes managed to win six times amid his slump. The second-pairing blueliner has compiled four goals, 18 assists and 78 blocked shots to complement a plus-12 rating through 58 games. While Pesce certainly isn't carrying fantasy teams on his own, he sees the ice often (22:24 of average ice time) and is relied upon for special teams production.

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  • Hurricanes' Brett Pesce: Contributes two helpers Wednesday

    Pesce registered two assists in a 3-2 overtime win against Dallas on Wednesday.

    Pesce has four goals and 20 points in 47 games this season. He had been scoreless over his previous three games. This is Pesce's third straight season with at least 20 points. The 28-year-old finished 2021-22 with seven goals and 28 points in 70 contests.

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  • Hurricanes' Brett Pesce: Scores twice in win

    Pesce scored a pair of goals in Thursday's 6-2 win over the Blue Jackets.

    Pesce opened the scoring early in the first period with his first goal since Nov. 29. He'd add a second tally in the third, extending Carolina's lead to 4-1. The two-score game doubled Pesce's goal total for the season. He now has four goals and 13 assists through 42 games. Pesce has been productive of late, with nine points (two goals, seven assists) in his last nine contests.

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  • Hurricanes' Brett Pesce: Registers two assists vs. Nashville

    Pesce registered two assists in a 5-3 loss to Nashville on Thursday.

    Pesce's first helper was recorded during a Carolina power play. He has two goals and 14 points in 39 games, including four points with the man advantage. Pesce has six helpers in his last six contests.

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  • Hurricanes' Brett Pesce: Slides assist in win

    Pesce notched an assist and two PIM in Friday's 4-0 win over the Panthers.

    Pesce was cold for much of December, enduring an eight-game point drought. He's turned things around recently with four helpers across his last three contests. The 28-year-old defenseman is up to 12 points, 58 shots on net, 58 blocked shots, 14 PIM and a plus-10 rating through 36 outings overall. He's never reached the 30-point mark in a season, so his long-term upside in fantasy remains limited.

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  • Hurricanes' Brett Pesce: Snaps slump with two helpers

    Pesce dialed up a pair of assists -- including a power-play helper -- in Friday's 6-5 win over the Flyers.

    Pesce entered the contest mired in an eight-game point drought, but he was rather clutch in this one, plucking the pair of apples roughly 10 minutes apart en route to Carolina setting a new franchise record with 14 consecutive team points. The no-frills defenseman has generated two goals and eight assists through 34 contests.

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  • Hurricanes' Brett Pesce: Logs assist in win

    Pesce put up an assist and blocked two shots in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Kings.

    Pesce helped out on an Andrei Svechnikov goal in the third period. It continued a recent surge of offense for Pesce, who has two goals and three assists in his last five games. the 28-year-old blueliner is up to eight points, 44 shots on net, 36 blocked shots and a plus-6 rating in 25 contests overall as a mainly defensive presence in the Hurricanes' top four.

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  • Hurricanes' Brett Pesce: Nets OT winner

    Pesce scored the winning goal and logged an assist in Tuesday's 3-2 win over Pittsburgh.

    Pesce earned an assist on Martin Necas' second-period goal before scoring the winner in overtime, tucking an Andrei Svechnikov feed past Tristan Jarry on a two-on-zero rush. Pesce now has a three-game point streak after going scoreless in his previous 12 contests. The 28-year-old blueliner has two goals and five assists through 23 games this season.

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  • Hurricanes' Brett Pesce: First goal of season

    Pesce scored the game-winning goal Saturday in a 3-2 win over the Flames.

    He made it 3-2 on the power play in the third period when he wired a low wrist shot through a crowd that eluded Dan Vladar. It was Pesce's first goal of the season. He now has a point in each of his last two games, but just five (one goal, four assists) in 22 games. He'll need to pick up the pace to get close to his career mark (29 points in 2018-19).

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  • Hurricanes' Brett Pesce: Bags helper Friday

    Pesce snapped a 12-game pointless drought with a power-play assist in Friday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Bruins.

    Pesce has managed between 25 and 29 points in three of the past four seasons, but he has only four points through 21 games and will need a hot streak to have any chance of posting similar numbers this year. He's still seeing significant minutes with an average TOI of 22:23, including 1:43 on the second power-play unit, so don't count him out just yet.

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  • Hurricanes' Brett Pesce: Off to slow start

    Pesce was held off the scoresheet for the seventh consecutive game in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Avalanche, giving him just three points in 15 games to start the season.

    Despite averaging 22:10 of ice time (including 1:41 on the power play), Pesce has not been an offensive contributor for the Canes this season. Fantasy managers can usually count on the 27-year-old rearguard for 20-25 points in an average season, but it will take a major course correction at this point to get him trending back to those levels. Keep Pesce out of your fantasy lineups until he starts to show signs of life.

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  • Hurricanes' Brett Pesce: Records assist in loss

    Pesce contributed an assist in Friday's 6-2 loss to the Islanders.

    Pesce has yet to score a goal this season, but it isn't due to a lack of effort. For example, in Friday's contest, he tied allied defenseman Brent Burns with a game-high five shots. With a bit more puck luck and perseverance, Pesce's offensive numbers should start to level toward the mean; he entered the 2022-23 campaign having posted 21 assists in each of the prior two seasons, and last year he tied a career high with seven goals.

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  • Hurricanes' Brett Pesce: Sets up game-winner

    Pesce provided an assist and added two shots on goal in Friday's 2-1 win over the Sharks.

    Pesce fed Sebastian Aho for the go-ahead goal at 18:02 of the third period. It stood as the game-winner, and the assist was Pesce's first point of the campaign. The 27-year-old blueliner isn't known for his offense, though he's managed at least 20 points in four of his seven NHL campaigns. He owns a plus-5 rating with five shots on goal and three blocked shots through two contests in 2022-23.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 206 lbs
Birthplace: Tarrytown, NY
Age: 28
Experience: 8
Shoots: Right