| Birthdate: 1/29/1989
| Birthplace: Greenwich, CT, USA
| Team: St. Louis Blues
| College: Boston U.
| NHL Experience: 2
| Salary: $875,000
| Owned/Started%: 97/87 | Average Draft Position: 76.67
News:Kevin Shattenkirk has three goals in April after scoring his fifth of the year Sunday against Colorardo.
Analysis: This represents an outburst of offense for a moribund Blues team. Kevin Shattenkirk's tied for the team lead in goals with David Backes. This is a breakout month for the third-year defenseman after just two goals in the first 33 games of the season. Ride him while he's hot.
News:Kevin Shattenkirk scored St. Louis' lone goal in Friday's loss to Columbus, his first points in six games and his first goal since March 1.
Analysis:Kevin Shattenkirk's numbers have plateaued massively since the beginning of the season, but he's sitting with an impressive 22 points, albeit mixed with a few slumps. He will still put up some numbers in the season's final two weeks, just don't expect a huge surge. He's played himself into a top-10 spot in most drafts next fall.
Blues' Shattenkirk Could See Added Time On Power Play
News: The Blues' recent acquisition of Jay Bouwmeester will change Kevin Shattenkirk's role, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. "It impacts (Kevin) Shattenkirk more than anything," coach Ken Hitchcock said. "Bouwmeester takes some of the minutes that Shatty plays on the penalty kill and that will put Shatty on the ice more on the power play."
Analysis:Kevin Shattenkirk could use the added power play minutes to pad his point totals, so this may actually work out as a net positive for his fantasy owners.
News:Kevin Shattenkirk picked up his fourth goal of the season as the Blues defeated Minnesota, 4-1 on Monday.
Analysis: This gives Kevin Shattenkirk two points in his last two games after ending an eight-game scoring drought in March. He started the season scoring 14 points in the first 14 games. If you benched him you may consider getting him back in the lineup in case he closes out the same way he started the season.
News: Shattenkrik had two assists, two shots on net and two blocked shots in 20:40 of ice time Saturday afternoon in St. Louis' 4-3 overtime win in San Jose.
Analysis: The two assists give him a team-high 17 for the season while his 19 points tie him for second on the team.
News:Kevin Shattenkirk fired home his second goal of the season, a power-play marker, in Friday's win over Edmonton.
Analysis:Kevin Shattenkirk continues his breakout season after a small slump. He has two points in the last three games and owners in leagues that reward power-play points will be pleased to know that half of his season's 16 points are on the man advantage. Shattenkirk's establishing himself as an elite fantasy defenseman.
News:Kevin Shattenkirk had two assists Saturday night in St. Louis' 6-5 shootout loss to Anaheim. The points give him a team-leading 12 in 11 games.
Analysis:Kevin Shattenkirk is the team leader in points, assists and plus-minus. Since joining the Blues, he has 72 points in 118 games.
News:Kevin Shattenkirk fired home his first goal of the season in Friday's loss to Detroit, giving him nine points in eight contests this season.
Analysis: Those clever poolies that snagged Kevin Shattenkirk in the middle rounds of their drafts are reaping the rewards of a player seemingly on a breakout season. The young defender has already cracked 40 points in each of his first two seasons and amazingly is on pace to do so again, albeit in this shortened season. Shattenkirk is emerging as an elite scoring threat and you may have run out of time to acquire his services cheaply.
News:Kevin Shattenkirk added two more assists Sunday night in St. Louis' overtime win over Minnesota. In six games this season, Shattenkirk has points in five of them, including three two-assist nights.
Analysis: His eight assists are tied for second place in the NHL and lead all defensemen.
News:Kevin Shattenkirk assisted on a goal in St. Louis' 4-3 win over Dallas on Saturday night. He has six assists out of the gate, with at least one helper in four of five games played.
Analysis:Kevin Shattenkirk told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he learned much from his postseason experience last year and prepared himself in the offseason to be a better conditioned player for the 2012-13 season. The offseason work he put in is showing early on and his six points are second on the team. He gets lost because Alex Pietrangelo is the clear leader on the back end, but Shattenkirk has the ability and skill to be a quarterback on the blue line as well.
News:Kevin Shattenkirk assisted on two goals, had two shots on goal, two blocked shots and four minutes in penalties in Monday's win over Nashville.
Analysis:Kevin Shattenkirk's off to a quick start with four assists (three on the man advantage) in the Blues' first two games.
News:Kevin Shattenkirk signed with TPS Turku of Finland on Saturday, NHL.com reports.
Analysis:Kevin Shattenkirk will join Blues teammate Kris Russell in Finland's top league. Shattenkirk was more than serviceable for the Blues last season, totaling 43 points, 60 penalty minutes, and a plus-20 rating.
News:Kevin Shattenkirk fired 11 shots on goal to go along with four blocked shots, two hits and an assist in Thursday night's Game 1 double-overtime loss to San Jose.
Analysis:Kevin Shattenkirk logged 33:06 of ice time and was extremely active in his first taste of the NHL postseason, but it was his inability to clear the puck early in the second overtime that led to Martin Havlat's game-winner.
News:Kevin Shattenkirk had three helpers Sunday against Phoenix, giving him 32 assists on the season.
Analysis: In 75 games, Kevin Shattenkirk has 41 points, and he is a plus-25, which is ninth best in the NHL. In a trade that included names such as Erik Johnson, a former first overall pick, and Chris Stewart, Shattenkirk seems to have emerged as the best player from that deal, and he is only 23.
News:Kevin Shattenkirk had two assists Tuesday night in St. Louis' win over Chicago.
Analysis:Kevin Shattenkirk has four points in his last two games and eight points going back to the previous five games, with four of them coming on a suddenly working power play.
News:Kevin Shattenkirk scored on the power play and tossed in an assist Saturday as the Blues embarrassed the Sharks in San Jose, 3-1.
Analysis: You can do a lot worse at the blue line than his 33 points in 65 games, and with the Blues playing well, he's a sensible start.
News:Kevin Shattenkirk had a power-play goal and two assists in 21:26 Wednesday night in the Blues' 5-2 win over the Oilers.
Analysis:Kevin Shattenkirk, who had five shots on goal, two hits and two takeaways, used Leap Day to finish February in fine form. He has eight points (two goals, six assists) in the previous eight games as the Blues travel to Vancouver for a game Thursday night.
Blues' Shattenkirk Gets Goal, Assist Against Former Team
News:Kevin Shattenkirk scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's win over Colorado.
Analysis: They must have been especially sweet considering it was his former squad. He has six goals and 16 assists and a plus-15 rating in just 40 games. He's only just scratching the surface -- his fantasy future is 100 watts.
News:Kevin Shattenkirk assisted on both St. Louis goals in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Red Wings, giving him three assists in the last two games.
Analysis:Kevin Shattenkirk has established himself as one of the league's up and coming defenders and has seen his name on the scoresheet often, with a healthy 20 points in 35 games. Use him freely as he continues to make his name.
News:Kevin Shattenkirk (flu) returned to the lineup after missing one game and scored the only goal in the Blues' 1-0 win over the Sharks on Saturday.
Analysis:Kevin Shattenkirk had missed the Blues' previous game. The goal was his fourth of the season and second on the power play.
Blues' Shattenkirk Participates In Morning Skate Saturday
News:Kevin Shattenkirk (flu) was on the ice for the morning skate Saturday, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.
Analysis: It appears as though he'll be in the lineup Saturday night after missing Thursday's contest. Kevin Shattenkirk was taking regular reps as part of the Blues' defensive corps rotation, so look for him to see regular minutes in Saturday's game.
Blues' Shattenkirk Returns To Ice After Missing Thursday's Game
News:Kevin Shattenkirk (flu) was on the ice Friday, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.
Analysis:Kevin Shattenkirk missed Thursday's game against Anaheim but he should be fine to play Saturday against San Jose. He has 14 points (2G, 12A) in 23 games so he should continue to be placed in fantasy lineups going forwards.
News:Kevin Shattenkirk was unavailable for Thursday night's game against Anaheim because of the flu, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Analysis:Kevin Shattenkirk was replaced in the Blues' lineup by Ian Cole. And wouldn't you know it, Cole had a goal and an assist in St. Louis' 4-2 win.
News:Kevin Shattenkirk opened the scoring Friday night with a first-period, power-play goal in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Avalanche.
Analysis:Kevin Shattenkirk has been a good producer for the Blues since being acquired from Colorado last season. He has 15 points through 25 games this season and has totaled 32 points and a plus-15 rating in 51 games since becoming a Blue.
News:Kevin Shattenkirk continued to produce offensively for the Blues, scoring a second-period goal and getting off four shots in St. Louis' 3-0 win over Tampa Bay on Saturday.
Analysis:Kevin Shattenkirk has a three-game point streak (one goal, three assists) and is now tied for the team lead with 11 points. He played a season-high 24:23 and is getting regular work on the power play. And it hasn't been all offense for Shattenkirk, who made it a goal prior to the season to improve defensively. He's at plus-7 through 16 games and is getting regular work on the penalty kill.
News:Kevin Shattenkirk assisted on two goals Tuesday night in the Blues' 3-0 win over the Blackhawks.
Analysis:Kevin Shattenkirk now leads the team in assists with eight after a run in which he's registered six helpers in the last six games.
News:Kevin Shattenkirk assisted on the Blues' game-winning goal Friday night in a 3-2 win over the Canucks.
Analysis:Kevin Shattenkirk pinched in to keep the puck in the zone and then made a nifty behind-the-back pass to David Backes, who converted the goal. It was the fourth assist in the last four games for Shattenkirk, who has seven points through 12 games.
News:Kevin Shattenkirk set up two goals in the Blues' 3-0 win over the Canucks on Wednesday. The two assists give him four on the season through the first nine games.
Analysis:Kevin Shattenkirk broke out of a funk that saw him pointless with a minus-3 in the previous four games.
News:Kevin Shattenkirk scored a goal and was plus-2 in the Blues' 5-2 win over Calgary on Monday.
Analysis: Coming off a 43-point rookie season, Kevin Shattenkirk has already shown his offensive chops on the ice. While he's committed to being a better all-around player, he still has offensive instincts and is someone to consider on the back line.
News:Kevin Shattenkirk, who scored 43 points last season, is looking to improve defensively in 2011-12, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Analysis: In Kevin Shattenkirk, 22, and 21-year-old Alex Pietrangelo, the Blues have two young defensmen who are very good in the transition game. However, the coaching staff doesn't want the blue-liners losing sight of the back end. "We need to keep more pucks out of our net," Blues head coach Davis Payne said. "Those guys are great transition, great up-ice, great power play, great creation-type players. But ultimately, it's what you deny first that creates you're next advantage. These guys are well aware of that and that's part of their desire to get better." Shattenkirk dragged a minus-11 to St. Louis from Colorado, but was a plus-7 in 26 games for the Blues.
News: Shattenkirk's assist Saturday gave him a 43-point rookie season.
Analysis: That's good enough to have him on the cusp of the top-20 offensive producers from the back end and in only his first season. Use caution next year -- sophomore seasons often result in a bit of a dip in production. Still, keep him and be ready to enjoy years of happy production.
News: Shattenkirk had a goal and an assist in Tuesday's win over Colorado.
Analysis: Shattenkirk now has nine goals in his rookie season. Acquired in the deal that sent Erik Johnson to Colorado, Shattenkirk is going to be an absolute stud in the coming years.
News: Shattenkirk registered an assist for the second-consecutive game in Wednesday's win over Columbus.
Analysis: Shattenkirk had been a bit quiet the last five games with no points but has a helper in each of the last two contests. He turned 22 in late January and has 31 points on the season with a minus-9 while playing for two sub-par defensive teams. Remember his name next year.
News: Shattenkirk lined up on the third defensive pairing in his St. Louis debut Saturday night and skated 25 shifts for 18:26 of ice time.
Analysis: Shattenkirk's night included time on the power play (3:41) and an assist on Chris Stewart's man-advantage goal in the Blues' 9-3 rout of the Ducks.
News: The Avalanche have traded Chris Stewart and Shattenkirk to St. Louis in exchange for Erik Johnson and Jay McClement, according to Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Colorado also receives a conditional first-rounder for either 2011 or 2012 while St. Louis receives a conditional second-rounder in 2011 or 2012.
Analysis: Shattenkirk has tremendous scoring upside for a rookie defenseman and already has 26 points in his first NHL season. The Blues gave up a good one in Johnson, but they also get some nice upside if Shattenkirk can keep developing and Stewart can get his game on track.
News: Shattenkirk will participate in the Honda NHL SuperSkills competition this Saturday as part of All-Star weekend, the Avalanche's official site reports.
Analysis: Shattenkirk leads all rookie defensemen with seven goals, despite having appeared in just 37 games to date.
News: Shattenkirk led the Avalanche offense Saturday in a 6-2 loss to the Bruins. He tallied a goal and an assist.
Analysis: He's on a three-game point streak and has an incredible 24 points in 36 games. He has to be considered in the same breath as Jeff Skinner, Logan Couture and Taylor Hall in Calder trophy consideration.
News: Shattenkirk (bruised foot) returned to the lineup Wednesday against Chicago. He skated just under 19 minutes of ice time, with almost three minutes coming on the power play.
Analysis: He didn't factor in any scoring - the Avs lost 4-0 - but he did register a shot on goal, two hits and a blocked shot. It appears safe to get him back into your fantasy lineups at this point.
Avs' Shattenkirk Still Day-To-Day With Bruised Foot
News: Shattenkirk (bruised foot) missed practice Monday and is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Blackhawks, the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: "The foot still was a little bit sore, so we decided to give [Shattenkirk] another day off today," coach Joe Sacco said. "We'll see how he presents [Wednesday] morning. If he presents well, he'll go through the morning skate in Chicago and then we'll make a decision." Keep him firmly on your bench for the time being.
News: Shattenkirk (foot) will miss Monday's game against Detroit, the Associated Press reports.
Analysis: With Shattenkirk out, Jonas Holos, who has played only once in the last eight games, will suit up for the Avs on Monday.
Avs' Shattenkirk Day-To-Day After Taking Shot Off Foot
News: Shattenkirk took a shot off his foot during Saturday's 4-3 OT loss to the Islanders and is questionable for Monday's game against Detroit, according to the Denver Post.
Analysis: The good news is, the injury is not believed to be serious. "We'll see how he feels, how he presents, [Monday] morning," coach Joe Sacco said. "When you take a shot off the foot in those situations, you don't realize how sore it is, or how it's going to feel, until that boot comes off. So until afterward, when [Shattenkirk] took the skate off, he realized there was some swelling. And this morning, he came in and it swelled up. So we'll see. He should be good." At one point, Shattenkirk had 18 points in 15 games since being recalled from AHL Lake Erie, but his assist on Saturday was the first point he's posted in nine games. Check back Monday for his official game-time status against the Wings, but if he sat on your bench for a game or two, it wouldn't represent a huge fantasy risk the way he's playing now.
News: Shattenkirk, who recorded an assist during Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Islanders, was seen limping after the game, reports the Denver Post.
Analysis: Details are sketchy at the moment, but Shattenkirk was spotted getting into a golf cart with an escort outside the arena's medical room. X-rays have reportedly been taken, and the results should be known Monday.
News: Shattenkirk failed to record a point on Tuesday for the eight game in a row.
Analysis: Ever since his nine-game point scoring streak earlier in the season, Shattenkirk has barely been heard from. That being said, he is still getting a decent amount of ice time and we would suggest keeping him active.
News: Shattenkirk was hit on the forehead by a shot and required five stitches in Monday's loss to the Red Wings, the Associated Press reports.
Analysis: The injury occurred in the second period and briefly knocked Shattenkirk out of the game, but he later returned in the third period.
News: Shattenkirk chipped in with a pair of assists in Friday's 6-5 overtime win against the visiting Senators.
Analysis: Shattenkirk continues to play tremendous hockey with 19 points in 21 NHL games this rookie season. He is also a very respectable even in the plus/minus category, though he won't help in the PIMs department. For those lucky enough to own this kid, keep him firmly planted in the starting lineup.
News: Shattenkirk delivered a goal and an assist in Saturday's win over Washington.
Analysis: He gets back on the score sheet after a two-game absence. This kid is part of the great wave of young, swift-skating, offensive blueliners that has hit the NHL in the last couple seasons and has contributed immediately. His 16 points in 18 games have put his name in the Calder competition.
News: Shattenkirk extended his point streak to nine games with two assists in Saturday's loss to Tampa Bay. He has 13 points in that streak.
Analysis: We knew he was talented but this is insane. He'll eventually cool off but enjoy this while it lasts. And of course, cement him to your keeper roster and hold on tight -- he'll some day be a 60-plus point defender in the NHL.
News: Shattenkirk registered another assist in Tuesday's loss to Atlanta.
Analysis: The young defenseman now has 11 points in his first 13 NHL games. While he won't be able to sustain that pace, he needs to be active in all leagues right now.
News: The rapidly developing Shattenkirk posted the first three-point night of his young career Saturday, logging a goal and two assists to pace the Avs to a 7-4 win over the Wild.
Analysis: We'll keep this simple: Grab him. If you stay on the fence much longer, it'll be too late. Blueliners who put up nearly a point per game are far too rare to ignore.
News: Shattenkirk is quickly turning into the offensive threat the club envisioned since signing him last year, reports the Denver Post.
Analysis: In 11 games, Shattenkirk has three goals and seven points, and he's currently riding a five-game point streak. He received more than 20 minutes of ice time in a 3-2 loss to Edmonton on Thursday and he played a team-high 23:30 in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the Canucks. Furthermore, he's currently playing the left point on the power play, opposite John-Michael Liles and has replaced Peter Mueller (concussion) as the team's right-shooting point specialist. "I think I've been fortunate to get a lot of opportunities here," Shattenkirk said. "The coaches have put a lot of confidence in me and it's really helped me be more comfortable. It's something I've been building on game to game." It really looks as though Shattenkirk will stick with the team at this point, so if he's still available on your league's waiver wire, by all means go out and grab him.
News: Shattenkirk's strong play of late has drawn praise from his coach, Joe Sacco, according to the Denver Post.
Analysis: Originally called up from AHL Lake Erie as an injury fill-in, Shattenkirk enjoyed another strong game Saturday, registering two assists during a 4-3 shootout win over Dallas, and his 24:20 of ice time was second only to defensive partner Scott Hannan. The rookie's play has contributed to coach Joe Sacco playing him over veterans such as Kyle Quincey, who was a healthy scratch, with fellow rookie Jonas Holos also being relegated to the bench. "[Shattenkrik] played real well [Saturday] again," Sacco said. "I like his overall game. Right now, he's certainly forcing my hand to keep him in the lineup, but that's what a player is supposed to do." Shattenkirk doesn't look like he's going anywhere soon, making him a solid pickup in most fantasy formats.
News: Shattenkirk set up two power-play goals in Saturday's win over Dallas.
Analysis: Welcome to the future of the Colorado blue line -- this guy will make John-Michael Liles expendable at some point very soon. He still makes mistakes in the defensive zone but who cares in fantasy? He's already rostered in keeper formats but his five points in nine games and four in his current three-game streak put him on the single-year radar.
News: Shattenkirk scored once in Colorado's 5-1 win over the visiting Rangers on Friday.
Analysis: Shattenkirk's point shot just trickled by goalie Martin Biron who had relieved chased starter Henrik Lundqvist. There is a lot to like about this kid and already he is showing glimpses of the type of player he will grow into.
News: Shattenkirk notched his first NHL goal in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime win against the visiting Sharks.
Analysis: Shattenkirk is hailed as a budding offensive star on the blue line, but will need some time to develop. Keeper league owners should remain patient.
News: Shattenkirk has been recalled from AHL Lake Erie and will make his NHL debut Thursday against the Canucks, the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: The Avs made the move to bring up the gifted defenseman given the recent injuries to Kyle Quincey and Adam Foote. "We talked to the coaches [in Lake Erie] and they felt he deserved the call-up, that he's been their best defenseman lately," coach Joe Sacco said. "It's a good opportunity for him. He's going to play on our second power-play unit tonight and that's an area of strength for him." Keep an eye on Shattenkirk and see how he fares his first couple of games. If he can display the kind of offensive flair he is known for and not shirk his defensive responsibilities, he has a good chance of sticking with the team.