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29 Steve Ott C
Height/Weight: 6-0/189 | Birthdate: 8/19/1982 | Birthplace: Summerside, P.E.I., Canada | Team: St. Louis Blues | College: None | NHL Experience: 10 | Salary: $3,200,000 | Owned/Started%: 22/12 | Average Draft Position: 155.58
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7/10/2014

Steve Ott, C, STL

Steve Ott

Blues Re-Sign Ott For Two Years

News: Steve Ott (abdomen) re-signed with the Blues on a two-year, $5.2 million extension on Thursday, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Analysis: Steve Ott was a disappointment for the Blues after coming over in a deadline deal last season with the Sabres, totaling only three points in 23 games. However, the Blues apparently view him as a key cog on the second or third line, after Vladimir Sobotka decided to take his career to the KHL. Ott underwent surgery to repair his abdominal area after the season ended, but should be fully healthy by the time training camp commences.

5/22/2014

Steve Ott, C, STL

Steve Ott

Blues' Ott Undergoes Abdominal Surgery

News: Steve Ott underwent surgery to repair his abdominal area in Philadelphia earlier this week, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Analysis: The procedure likely won't jeopardize Steve Ott's chances of being healthy before training camp. The 31-year-old totaled only three points in 23 regular-season contests after the Blues acquired him from Buffalo at the trade deadline. He'll be a restricted free agent in the offseason, but it remains to be seen if the Blues have any interest in retaining him.

4/18/2014

Steve Ott, C, STL

Steve Ott

Blues' Ott Receives Top Line Assignment

News: Steve Ott spent Game 1 against the Blackhawks on the Blues' top line with captain David Backes and Alex Steen, the team's leading scorer. He was productive in his new role, setting up Steen's game-winner in triple OT and firing three shots on goal.
Analysis: Steve Ott, normally a bottom-six guy since arriving in St. Louis 24 games ago near the trade deadline, got the nod to fill in for the injured T.J. Oshie (upper body). The abrasive veteran actually saw the fourth most ice time (30:53) among Blues forwards in the triple OT marathon, and could get another shot with the big boys as Oshie is questionable to play in Game 2 on Saturday. His assist was just his fourth point as a member of the Blues.

3/1/2014

Steve Ott, C, STL

Steve Ott

Blues Tab Ott For Second Line Duty In Debut

News: Steve Ott will slot in on the second line with Derek Roy and T.J. Oshie when he makes his Blues debut Sunday against the Coyotes, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports.
Analysis: The Blues boast one of the deepest stables of forwards in the game, so even if he fails to come close to the 19:42 of ice time he was averaging with the Sabres, Steve Ott's fantasy value will almost certainly be bolstered by the move to St. Louis. Expect his minus-26 rating to improve dramatically the rest of the way.

2/28/2014

Steve Ott, C, STL

Steve Ott

Sabres Trade Ott, Ryan Miller To St. Louis

News: Steve Ott was traded with Ryan Miller to the Blues in exchange for Jaroslav Halak, Chris Stewart, William Carrier, and draft picks on Friday.
Analysis: Steve Ott, the captain of the Sabres, was a late scratch for Friday's game and that was due to a trade about to be announced. He has played in 59 games this season for Buffalo, totaling 20 points on nine goals and 11 assists. He will head to a contender in St. Louis and give then some added veteran depth and leadership, likely on the second or third line.

2/24/2014

Steve Ott, C, STL

Steve Ott

Sabres Expecting To Trade Ott

News: Despite being team captain, Steve Ott's departure from Buffalo is inevitable, reports The Buffalo News.
Analysis: This comes at no surprise as the Sabres continue their re-build under general manager Tim Murray, who will be unloading veterans at the trade deadline for picks and prospects. Steve Ott has just nine goals and is minus-26 on the season, but he adds veteran leadership and plenty of grit in the bottom-six. Once Ott gets traded, most likely to a playoff team, his stock will increase. Already a good source of PIM, the former 20-goal scorer has more offense in the tank, but just hasn't been able to be realized playing on the league's worst team.

2/4/2014

Steve Ott, C, STL

Steve Ott

Sabres' Ott Pots Goal Monday

News: Steve Ott potted his ninth goal of the season in Monday's loss to the Oilers.
Analysis: It was the second goal in three games for the forward. Steve Ott also picked up three hits and four penalty minutes in his 22:01 of ice time.

1/21/2014

Steve Ott, C, STL

Steve Ott

Two Power-Play Points For Sabres' Ott

News: Steve Ott notched a goal and an assist -- both on the power play -- in Tuesday's loss to the Panthers.
Analysis: A very fine effort indeed for the veteran pivot, who hadn't picked up a power-play point since Jan. 4 and had a season total of just three goals and an assist with the man-advantage entering Tuesday's action.

1/15/2014

Steve Ott, C, STL

Steve Ott

Sabres' Ott Productive, Physical In Loss

News: Steve Ott handed out two assists and dished out seven hits in Tuesday's loss to the Flyers. He also went plus-1.
Analysis: Despite winning just six out of 17 faceoffs, Steve Ott had a very strong game. Over the last four games, he's picked up four helpers and laid 17 hits while going plus-2.

1/2/2014

Steve Ott, C, STL

Steve Ott

Sabres' Ott Will Play Thursday

News: Steve Ott (undisclosed) will play Thursday against the Wild, Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: Steve Ott has required maintenance for some undisclosed ailment in recent days, but he's evidently not in danger of missing time.

12/28/2013

Steve Ott, C, STL

Steve Ott

Sabres' Ott Resting Saturday?

News: Steve Ott was not on the ice for practice Saturday, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
Analysis: No ailment has been reported, so it's possible that Steve Ott is simply receiving a maintenance day.

11/15/2013

Steve Ott, C, STL

Steve Ott

Ott Propels Buffalo

News: Steve Ott snagged a goal and an assist in Friday's win over Toronto, giving him his first goal since October 28.
Analysis: Steve Ott has not scored as much as owners would like, but he's hardly been the only Buffalo player disappointing this season. Ott does much on the ice that does not appear in the box score, but he does offer owners in leagues which count penalty minutes a boost, but a boost in scoring would be nice.

11/12/2013

Steve Ott, C, STL

Steve Ott

Ott Sparks First Home Win For Sabres

News: Steve Ott was moved to the top line alongside Cody Hodgson and Matt Moulson and responded beautifully, registering an assist and 10 hits in a 3-2 win over the Kings on Tuesday.
Analysis: Steve Ott didn't register a shot on net, but he doesn't need to with Hodgson and Moulson running a two-man offensive game on most possessions. Instead, the Sabres' captain made sure his two linemates had room to operate, registering 10 hits on a season-high 28 shifts. Hodgson continues to struggle in the dot, so having Ott (who won 10 of 18 face-offs) on the ice is a nice insurance policy. With a 3-2 win over the Kings, head coach Ron Rolston will most likely keep his top line intact. If Ott manages to stick for the season, he'll be in good position to pick up some assists and get lots of playing time. Fantasy-wise, Ott's performance is a reminder of why he can be a valuable commodity in leagues that count peripheral stats like PIM, hits, blocked shots and face-offs.

10/30/2013

Steve Ott, C, STL

Steve Ott

Sabres' Ott Potential Trade Target

News: The Sabres began the season with two captains, and now that one of them is already gone, there's a good chance Steve Ott will follow, reports the CBC.
Analysis: As the Sabres continue to struggle, their number one goal will be to stockpile assets and the easiest way to do that is to hold a fire sale for all of their impending unrestricted free agents. Despite being the team captain, the 31-year-old agitator doesn't look like he'll be part of the team's plans moving forward. Steve Ott is a player that any team can use, bringing a good mix of trash-talking, grit and skill to the lineup. Players often perform well in their contract years, and there's good incentive for Ott to do so. If he plays well, he'll attract the attention of playoff-bound teams and possibly land a lucrative contract in the summer. Henrik Tallinder, Ryan Miller and Cody McCormick are all in the same boat.

10/25/2013

Steve Ott, C, STL

Steve Ott

Sabres' Ott Scores Game-Winner Friday

News: Steve Ott's first goal of the season turned out to be the game-winner for the Sabres as they beat the Panthers 3-1 on Friday.
Analysis: It was a good night for the 31-year-old center as he mixed it up with Florida tough guy Erik Gudbranson and then broke open a 1-1 tie in the third to give the Sabres a lead they would not relinquish. He's seen his production decline over the last few seasons so the fact that this was his first goal in 11 games shouldn't be much of a surprise. He is nothing more than a low-end option for fantasy.

10/22/2013

Steve Ott, C, STL Another Struggling Sabre In Ott

Steve Ott

Another Struggling Sabre In Ott

News: Through 10 games, Steve Ott has just one point - an assist - and a minus-3 rating.
Analysis: Steve Ott never gets a ton of shots off, but still he's usually good for a point every two games or so and, like most of the Sabres, he's nowhere near his expected level of production right now. He's still seeing plenty of ice (19:13 per game) and power play time (2:10 per game), but you may want to keep him on your bench until you see signs of a turnaround. Even Ott's hits and blocks are down slightly, as he has 34 and three, respectively. He'll do better, but it's simply been an awful start for most Buffalo forwards.

10/8/2013

Steve Ott, C, STL

Steve Ott

Sabres' Ott May See Top-Line Duty

News: Based on the morning lines, Steve Ott could be skating with Thomas Vanek and Cody Hodgson when the Sabres meet the Lightning on Tuesday, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: It wouldn't be a surprise if the Sabres mixed things up, as they have a whopping two total goals through three games so far. Steve Ott, who's typically a high-30s scorer with a great mix of hits and penalty minutes, should be able to chip in a bit more offensively if this line clicks. He's yet to get on the scoresheet through three games, though he does have 15 hits.

4/7/2013

Steve Ott, C, STL Sabres' Ott Tallies in Sunday's Victory

Steve Ott

Sabres' Ott Tallies in Sunday's Victory

News: Steve Ott found the net for the third consecutive game Sunday, tallying an even-strength goal in a shootout win over the Devils.
Analysis: Steve Ott has been a multi-category threat all season and is clipping along at around a half point per game pace (20 points in 38 games). Keep him rolling in rotisserie leagues that include points as well as PIMs, hits and faceoffs.

3/19/2013

Steve Ott, C, STL

Steve Ott

Sabres' Ott Buries Two

News: Steve Ott scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner on an overtime power play, Tuesday against Montreal.
Analysis: He hadn't tickled the twine since Feb. 7, but has still been chipping in assists, PIM and hits, making him a quality contributor in leagues that count the physical categories.

3/19/2013

Steve Ott, C, STL

Steve Ott

Sabres' Ott Seeing New Linemates

News: Steve Ott skated with Cody Hodgson and Jason Pominville at practice Tuesday, reports Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News.
Analysis: Any time spent with the top line should be a benefit to Steve Ott's offensive output, so keep an eye on this situation. Ott has 14 points in 29 games this season and remains a valuable contributor in other categories such as PIM (53), hits (125) and faceoffs (58.6 percent).

3/1/2013

Steve Ott, C, STL

Steve Ott

Sabres' Ott Dishes Two Assists Thursday

News: Steve Ott had two assists and won 10 of 17 faceoffs in Thursday's shootout win over the Panthers.
Analysis: Steve Ott continues to be a useful player in PIM leagues and carries a 58% rating on the dot this season. He also ranks second in the league in hits with 89, so the offensive stats are just a bonus to the value he provides in secondary categories.

2/18/2013

Steve Ott, C, STL

Steve Ott

Sabres' Ott Hits 'Em With His Best Shot

News: Through 16 games, Steve Ott leads the NHL with 64 hits.
Analysis: Steve Ott also has an acceptable seven points to go with all those hits, as well as a plus-4 rating. His high in a season is 46 points so there's not a ton of upside in the scoring categories, but as usual he's one of the NHL's best in one category and there's no reason that won't continue.

1/27/2013

Steve Ott, C, STL

Steve Ott

Ott Showing Versatility For Sabres

News: Steve Ott led Sabres' forwards in time-on-ice Sunday, skating 21:09 in a 3-2 loss to the Capitals. He assisted on Tyler Ennis' goal in the first period.
Analysis: He replaced Marcus Foligno on a line with Ennis and Drew Stafford, a move that immediately improves Steve Ott's fantasy value. Coach Lindy Ruff loves to juggle his lines, so don't expect this to necessarily be a permanent move.

1/20/2013

Steve Ott, C, STL

Steve Ott

Ott Finds The Net In Sabres Debut

News: Steve Ott scored a power-play goal in his Sabres debut Sunday, a 5-2 victory over the visiting Flyers.
Analysis: Steve Ott wasn't taken on draft day for his power play skills, but owners will take any bonus they can get from the Sabres' new agitator. Keep an eye on him - his versatility allows him to fit anywhere in the lineup.

1/17/2013

Steve Ott, C, STL

Steve Ott

Steve Ott: Skating On The Wing In First Camp With Sabres

News: Steve Ott has been been occupying the left wing on a line with Mikhail Grigorenko and Ville Leino in training camp, reports The Buffalo News.
Analysis: Steve Ott will likely look to make an impression early on as the Sabres' new agitator, so take note if you're in a league that values PIMs. However, playing on the wing may hinder his value in leagues that measure faceoffs, a category in which Ott excels.