|Date of Birth||11/5/1992|
|Height, Weight||5'11", 185 lbs|
|From||Long Beach, CA|
|Drafted||2011 - Rd 2|
Nieto collected an assist and three shots on goal in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Blue Jackets.
Nieto's helper came on the first of two goals scored by Cale Makar in the contest. Nieto has three points in his last two games and nine points through 17 appearances overall this season. The California native managed 23 points (four goals, 19 helpers) in 64 outings last year, but he's picked up the pace a bit in 2019-20, which might earn him some interest in deeper fantasy formats. However, his shooting percentage is at 14.2, compared to a career rate of 9.2 percent -- be wary that his current success seems a bit unsustainable.
Nieto scored a short-handed goal and added an assist in Thursday's 9-4 win over Nashville. He had two shots on goal.
Nieto swatted a J.T. Compher pass out of mid-air to finish off a 2-on-1 and extend Colorado's lead to 6-3 eight minutes into the second period. It was Nieto's fourth goal of the year and his first shorty since last December. Nieto's four goals this season already match his output in 64 games all of last season and put him on a pace to threaten the career-high 15 goals he scored in 2017-18.
Nieto tallied a goal on three shots in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Panthers.
Nieto combined with linemates Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and Matt Calvert for the goal at 6:05 of the first period. The 26-year-old left wing has three goals and six points in 12 games. That's solid depth scoring for the Avalanche, but his lack of physicality (eight hits, two PIM) limit his fantasy value to only deeper formats.