Forgot Log-in or  Password? |  Help  Not a member, Register Now!
      
Fantasy Football Today
Fantasy Football Today Blog
Gameday Inactives
2014 Draft Prep Guide
Downloadable Draft Kit
Mock Drafts
Get Your Draft Board
Player News
Stats
Players
Depth Charts
Roster Trends
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Scores
Fantasy Games
Playoff Challenge
Commissioner
Prize Leagues
Free
Office Pool Manager
Game Pick'em
Player Challenge
Fantasy Baseball Today
Fantasy Baseball Today Blog
2015 Draft Prep Guide
Mock Drafts
Player News
Stats
Players
Depth Charts
Roster Trends
Columns
Injury Report
Rankings
Projections
Schedules
Probable Pitchers
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injuries
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Message Boards
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Mock Drafts
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
Downloadable Draft Kit
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Mock Drafts
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
No Fantasy Teams Found
 
player photo
 
45 James Sheppard LW
Height/Weight: 6-1/205 | Birthdate: 4/25/1988 | Birthplace: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada | Team: New York Rangers | College: None | NHL Experience: 5 | Salary: $825,000 | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
NYR

Latest Updates

 
4/19/2015

James Sheppard, C, NYR

James Sheppard

Sheppard The Odd Man Out For Rangers

News: James Sheppard has been a healthy scratch during the team's first two tilts with Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Until the Rangers suffer a lopsided loss, it appears head coach Alain Vigneault is sticking with his current line combinations, leaving James Sheppard as the odd man out. The soon-to-be 27-year-old has two goals, five assists and 14 penalty minutes through 24 career playoff games.

3/15/2015

James Sheppard, C, NYR

James Sheppard

Rangers' Sheppard Scores First Period Goal

News: James Sheppard scored his sixth goal of the season in Sunday's 2-1 win over Florida.
Analysis: Playing in just his third game since joining the blue shirts, James Sheppard made the most of his opportunity scoring on a deflection in the first period. The goal also sets a new career-high for Minnesota's former first round (2006) pick. While the Halifax native will continue to alternate with fourth line forward Tanner Glass, it's plausible to think Glass has little rope left to lose.

3/4/2015

James Sheppard, C, NYR

James Sheppard

Rangers' Sheppard To Play Wednesday

News: James Sheppard will debut with the Rangers on Wednesday against the Red Wings.
Analysis: With James Sheppard set to play Wednesday and work on the team's fourth line, Tanner Glass is in line to be a lineup scratch for the Rangers up front for the contest.

3/2/2015

James Sheppard, C, NYR

James Sheppard

Debut To Wait For Rangers' Sheppard

News: Updating a previous report, James Sheppard is not on track to play Monday against the Predators, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports.
Analysis: James Sheppard was unable to catch a quick enough flight to New York in advance of Monday's game, so his Rangers debut will have to wait until Wednesday against the Red Wings. Jesper Fast (sprained knee) will return to the lineup to occupy the spot that would have been reserved for Sheppard.

3/2/2015

James Sheppard, C, NYR

James Sheppard

Rangers' Sheppard Expected To Play Monday

News: James Sheppard is expected to play in Monday's game against the Predators, Jim Cerny of the Rangers' official site reports.
Analysis: James Sheppard was traded to the Rangers on Sunday, giving him a chance to get acclimated to his new team in advance of Monday's contest. He spent most of 2014 on the third line for the Sharks, tallying 16 points in 57 games thus far, and will likely serve in a similar role with the Rangers for the remainder of the season.

3/1/2015

James Sheppard, C, NYR

James Sheppard

Sharks' Sheppard Traded To Rangers

News: James Sheppard was traded to the Rangers on Sunday in exchange for a 2016 fourth-round draft pick, ESPN's Katie Strang reports.
Analysis: Skating primarily on the Sharks' third line this season, James Sheppard has accumulated 16 points (five goals in 57 games, averaging 13:43 of ice time per contest. The 26-year-old forward has never lived up to his billing as a former top-10 draft pick, but he should help New York on the third or fourth line.

1/30/2015

James Sheppard, C, NYR

James Sheppard

Sharks' Sheppard Picks Up Two Points

News: James Sheppard potted a goal and dished out an assist in Thursday's 6-3 downing of the Ducks.
Analysis: The Sharks received some improbable contributions from James Sheppard and third-line mates Tomas Hertl and Barclay Goodrow, all of whom tallied two points on the night. Sheppard's strike occurred in the second period to give him his first goal in 16 games, and only his second in the last 34. He'll have to find the net with more regularity before becoming an intriguing fantasy option.

1/11/2015

James Sheppard, C, NYR

James Sheppard

Sharks' Sheppard Adds Assist In Loss

News: James Sheppard had an assist and four shots in limited ice time during Saturday's loss to the Rangers.
Analysis: James Sheppard continues to be a player that's difficult to trust, both in San Jose and for fantasy. He scores in streaks and often seems on the cusp of hitting the next level but doesn't quite get there. He has two assists in his last three games, but that comes on the heels of a seven-game point drought.

12/5/2014

James Sheppard, C, NYR

James Sheppard

Sharks' Sheppard Helps Out On Two

News: James Sheppard assisted on two goals in Thursday's 7-4 win over the Bruins. He also paced the team with five hits on the defensive end.
Analysis: James Sheppard was one of eight Sharks skaters to record multiple points on the evening. He's a useful depth forward for the Sharks, but with just eight points in 21 games, that doesn't translate to much fantasy value.

11/9/2014

James Sheppard, C, NYR Sharks' Sheppard Scores For Third Straight Game

James Sheppard

Sharks' Sheppard Scores For Third Straight Game

News: James Sheppard scored for the third straight game and added an assist in Saturday's win over the Stars.
Analysis: The third-liner has strung together five points (three goals) in nine games this season, to go with a plus-2 rating. With Tomas Hertl on his line, it shouldn't be hard for James Sheppard to surpass his career high of 24 points -- recorded in 2008-09 with the Wild.

11/3/2014

James Sheppard, C, NYR

James Sheppard

Sharks' Sheppard Nets First Of Season

News: James Sheppard scored and finished plus-1 with two shots in Saturday's win over the Islanders.
Analysis: James Sheppard hasn't gotten huge minutes since returning from injury, and that's going to limit his upside. His season-high mark is 14:58, and that's the only time he's crossed the 14-minute barrier.

10/22/2014

James Sheppard, C, NYR

James Sheppard

Sharks Activate Sheppard

News: James Sheppard (knee) has been activated from his rehab assignment at AHL Worcester, David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Analysis: After appearing in two rehab games for Worcester over the weekend, James Sheppard was given clearance to return to the NHL club, with whom he'll make his season debut Tuesday versus the Bruins. He's set to man the Sharks' third line, with Andrew Desjardins and Tomas Hertl flanking him on the wings.

10/17/2014

James Sheppard, C, NYR

James Sheppard

Sharks Send Sheppard On Conditioning Assignment

News: James Sheppard (knee) was sent to AHL Worcester on a conditioning assignment Friday.
Analysis: James Sheppard was placed on injured reserve to start the season after sustaining a left knee injury during training camp. Once he logs a few games at Worcester, Sheppard figures to return to the Sharks in a bottom-six role.

10/7/2014

James Sheppard, C, NYR

James Sheppard

Sharks Place Sheppard On IR

News: James Sheppard (knee) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Analysis: James Sheppard doesn't seem to be looking at a lengthy absence, as he was able to skate on his own Monday and may be close to joining full-contact practice. He'll be eligible to return from IR as soon as he's healthy, after which the Sharks will likely have to send one of their younger forwards back to the minors.

9/30/2014

James Sheppard, C, NYR

James Sheppard

Sharks' Sheppard Knicked Up

News: James Sheppard skated by himself Monday while he battles a left knee injury, CSNBayArea.com's Kevin Kurz reports.
Analysis: James Sheppard's injury is considered to be minor at this stage, so he wouldn't seem at much risk at missing the start of the regular season. The forward is slated to fill a bottom-six role for the Sharks, after tallying four goals and 16 assists in 67 games last season.

7/8/2014

James Sheppard, C, NYR

James Sheppard

Sheppard Re-Ups Contract With Sharks

News: James Sheppard has signed a one-year, 1.3 million contract with the Sharks.
Analysis: James Sheppard had his struggles last year, but ended the season on a strong note with three goals and 11 assists in the final 24 games of the season. He also registered two goals and four assists through seven playoff games. He is starting to show signs of the potential he's had flashes of throughout his career.

7/1/2014

James Sheppard, C, NYR

James Sheppard

Sheppard Likely To Remain Shark

News: James Sheppard was among the restricted free agents to whom the Sharks gave qualifying offers on Monday.
Analysis: That means James Sheppard is likely to re-sign. The Sharks have to be be hoping they'll be getting the Sheppard who scored two goals and four assists in the playoffs, not the one who had one assist and no goals through all of November and December.

4/29/2014

James Sheppard, C, NYR

James Sheppard

Sharks' Sheppard Continues Late-Season Surge

News: James Sheppard scored the lone San Jose goal in a 4-1 loss to the Kings on Monday.
Analysis: James Sheppard, who had played 17 playoff games prior to this season, has recorded his first postseason points starting earlier in this playoff campaign and has been one of San Jose's most important deep threats. He has two goals and three assists through six games.

4/25/2014

James Sheppard, C, NYR

James Sheppard

Sharks' Sheppard Scores First Playoff Goal

News: James Sheppard had a goal on one of two shots in Thursday's loss to LA.
Analysis: James Sheppard's surge continues. He's got a goal and three assists in the series so far.

4/21/2014

James Sheppard, C, NYR Sheppard Continues Surge For Sharks

James Sheppard

Sheppard Continues Surge For Sharks

News: James Sheppard had an assist, three shots and a plus-2 rating in just 11:07 of playing time in Sunday's Game 2 win over Los Angeles.
Analysis: James Sheppard, who had been playing third line center throughout his late season surge, was moved back to wing mid-game when coach Todd McLellan returned Joe Pavelski to his previous third-line-center role. Sheppard is strongest on wing, and he has the potential for a lot more production with a 40-goal scorer centering his line. He's playing well already, so if the move sticks, it could be an upgrade for Shep.

4/18/2014

James Sheppard, C, NYR Sheppard Continues To Be A Factor For Sharks

James Sheppard

Sheppard Continues To Be A Factor For Sharks

News: James Sheppard had two assists, two penalty minutes, and a minus-1 rating in Thursday's Game 1 win over Los Angeles.
Analysis: James Sheppard ended the season as hot as he's been since coming to the Sharks after the 2009-10 season. He proved on Thursday that his production might not be a fluke. In 17 previous postseason tilts he had just one assist and no goals.

3/30/2014

James Sheppard, C, NYR

James Sheppard

Sharks' Sheppard In Midst Of Offensive Explosion

News: James Sheppard had an assist and five shots through 14:34 of ice time in Saturday's loss to Colorado.
Analysis: James Sheppard, after struggling much of the season, has exploded since the start of February. In the last 18 games he has three goals and 11 assists.

3/28/2014

James Sheppard, C, NYR

James Sheppard

Sheppard's Hot Streak Continues For Sharks

News: James Sheppard played a paltry 10:56 Thursday, but grabbed two assists and two penalty minutes in a loss to the Jets.
Analysis: James Sheppard's been playing his best hockey lately, collecting three goals and 10 assists in his last 17 games. In his first 43 games this season, he collected just a goal and five assists.

3/24/2014

James Sheppard, C, NYR

James Sheppard

Sheppard Grabs Sharks' Only Goal In Loss

News: James Sheppard scored on one of two shots through 17:08 of ice time in Monday's shootout loss to Calgary.
Analysis: James Sheppard now has goals in back-to-back games. In the last 15 games, he's got three goals and eight assists, which accounts for the bulk of his four goals and 13 assists through 58 games this season. While he's riding this hot streak, he's worth a late-season look.

3/23/2014

James Sheppard, C, NYR

James Sheppard

Sheppard Continues Spate Of Strong Play For Sharks

News: James Sheppard tallied a goal, a plus-1 rating, two shots, and two blocked shots in Saturday's loss to Washington.
Analysis: Shep has come alive and is suddenly a lock for ice time and is getting points across categories. Since February 5 he has two goals, nine assists, and a plus-8 rating over 14 games. Not bad for a forward who had one goal and four assists in his previous 43 games this season.