Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 2:59pm


The Colorado Avalanche acquired winger Taylor Beck from the New York Islanders for center Marc-Andre Cliche.

What does it give the Colorado Avalanche
Beck is a solid AHL scorer who has yet to find his way at the NHL level (despite several attempts with three different teams). He might get a shot later this season or perhaps in 2016-17. For what they gave up, this is a good gamble by Colorado.

What does it give the New York Islanders
Cliche is a dependable defensive forward, so he brings a completely different skill set to the organization than Beck. For now, Cliche will probably remain in the AHL but might see more NHL time if injuries pile up in Brooklyn.

Fantasy impact
Beck remains a major fantasy dark horse, but should not be picked up unless/until he receives the call back up to the NHL. Cliche has no fantasy value whatsoever.

Player focus

Colorado Avalanche

Taylor Beck RW

New York Islanders

Marc-Andre Cliche C/RW