|Date of Birth||11/12/1987|
|Height, Weight||6'0", 191 lbs|
|Drafted||2006 - Rd 1 (12th Overall) by ATL|
Little scored the deciding goal in a 3-2 shootout victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night.
Little came through in the shootout, but he has just three points over his last 13 contests for the pride of Manitoba.
Little scored in Tuesday's 4-1 victory over the Coyotes, bringing a close to his 11-game goalless streak.
Little picked the pocket of Arizona's Oliver Ekman-Larsson, setting himself up for an uncontested breakaway in which he wristed the puck past Antti Raanta. During the center's slump, he managed just two assists, which no doubt had fantasy owners ready to bail. With his second tally of the year, the 2006 first-round pick will perhaps start trending in the right direction.
Little has failed to get the puck over the goal line in nine consecutive outings.
Somehow, despite currently centering a line that includes the likes of the speedy Nikolaj Ehlers (11 points) and pure sniper Patrik Laine (nine points), Little has earned just one goal and five helpers on the year. If the former first-round pick is not producing in the offensive zone, his fantasy value becomes extremely limited as his ancillary stats -- hits (four), blocks (five) and PIM (six) -- don't exactly jump off the page.