Jan Rutta
Jan Rutta
31-Year-Old DefensemanD
Tampa Bay Lightning
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Rutta played a part-time role for the Lightning in 2019-20, amassing seven points and a plus-6 rating in 33 games during the regular season. He got into five playoff games as well, earning one assist for the eventual Stanley Cup Champions. Heading into 2020-21, Rutta will compete with Andreas Borgman for a job on the Lightning's third pairing. It's not likely to be a fruitful role even if Rutta gets the better half of the timeshare, so he's unlikely to exceed 15 points. Fantasy managers can avoid him with ease, as the Czech blueliner's non-scoring numbers don't jump off the page, either. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $2.6 million contract with the Lightning in December of 2020.
Opens scoring in win
DTampa Bay Lightning
July 2, 2021
Rutta scored a goal on four shots in Friday's 6-3 win over the Canadiens in Game 3.
ANALYSIS
A cross-ice pass from Ondrej Palat set up Rutta at the right-wing wall for the opening tally just 1:52 into the contest. In 21 playoff contests, Rutta has mainly served as a defensive presence on a pairing with Victor Hedman. The Czech blueliner has just three points, 20 shots on net, 24 hits and 14 blocked shots, though two of his points have come in the last two games.
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2020–21 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    16:02
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:03
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    1:27
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2018–19
16:18
0:03
1:30
2018–19
14:26
0:01
0:25
2019–20
15:33
0:02
1:38
2020–21
16:02
0:03
1:27
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
Rutta was pretty good when healthy last campaign, picking up six goals and 20 points while averaging 19:15 of ice time in 57 appearances with Chicago. The 28-year-old blueliner appears poised to slot into a middle-pairing role with the Blackhawks in 2018-19, and if he's able to stay healthy, he could hit the 35-point mark, making him worth a look as a bench option in deeper formats. There's definitely a cap on Rutta's upside, but he'll warrant consideration as a late-round selection in drafts this season.
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Back from undisclosed injury
DTampa Bay Lightning
June 23, 2021
Rutta (undisclosed) had three blocks and one shot Wednesday in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Islanders in Game 6.
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Clear for Game 6
DTampa Bay Lightning
June 23, 2021
Coach Jon Cooper said Rutta (undisclosed) will suit up in Wednesday's Game 6 against the Islanders, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
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Leaves Game 5 with injury
DTampa Bay Lightning
Undisclosed
June 21, 2021
Lightning head coach Jon Cooper did not have an update on Rutta's status after Monday's Game 5 victory against the Islanders, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
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Nabs first career playoff goal
DTampa Bay Lightning
June 15, 2021
Rutta scored a goal on three shots Tuesday in a 4-2 win over the Islanders in Game 2.
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In lineup Monday
DTampa Bay Lightning
May 10, 2021
Rutta (lower body) is expected to suit up for Monday's game against Florida, Erik Erlendsson of LightningInsider.com reports.
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