Ondrej Kase

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Ondrej Kase, RW/LW

Shoots: R

Height: 6-0

Weight: 181

Born: 1995-11-08

Hometown: Kadan, CZE

Drafted: 2014 by Anaheim Ducks, 205th overall



May 2017 – After hitting a dry spell offensively and some spotty defensive play, Kase landed in Randy Carlyle’s doghouse and was a healthy scratch for most of March and eventually sent back down to San Diego to get some playing time. He took the demotion to heart though and scored three goals, five points in five games to end the AHL regular season. He played in three playoff games for the Gulls, registering one point and ten shots before the Ducks called him back up. His speed was evident throughout the playoffs and after injuries took a toll in Anaheim he lined up with Ryan Getzlaf during the Nashville series and scored two goals while creating multiple other opportunities. With Patrick Eaves possibly leaving through free agency, and Getzlaf and Perry not having the magic they used to have together, Kase could be a great sleeper pick to line up on Getzlaf’s wing next season.
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January 2017 – After having a good start to the year in the AHL with seven points in nine games, Kase got the call up after the Ducks got off to a slow start. Since then he has been a staple on Anaheim's third line with Antoine Vermette and Nic Ritchie. With 10 points in 26 games thus far, he has done a good job on both ends of the ice. He has some amazing hands and soft mitts in the shootout, but needs to add a little weight to his frame. He is only 21-years-old and looks to have adjusted to the NHL game very well. It looks like the Ducks scouting staff found another diamond in the rough with this former 7th round draftee.
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June 2016 – Kase had a rough first season in North America. After coming out strongly in the first few games with the San Diego Gulls, Kase suffered a concussion that kept him out until mid-February. Once he returned, he showed flashes of what made him a potential steal in the last round of the 2014 NHL entry draft.  Kase is more of a playmaking winger, but possesses a quick release and good shot. In multiple viewings his ability to operate with defensive pressure made him a threat with the puck. The skillful Czech does not have enviable size but does display a level of elusiveness while still challenging for, and often winning, 50/50 pucks along the boards. Kase had a good playoff run with the Gulls, registering a goal and three assists and found some chemistry with new Gulls' center Kalle Kosilla. This summer will be an important one for Kase, who has added some mass to his frame to take the next step in his professional hockey career. Zachary DeVine


December 2015 – The 205th overall pick in 2014 is in his first season with the San Diego Gulls of the AHL. The Czech native has only appeared in three games thus far, but does have two points in his limited number of contests.  Ondrej has proven he can score in high-pressure situations; he amassed 11 points in 11 playoff games for a Piráti Chomutov team that won the Czech-2 championship.  The 20 year-old is making positive strides, but I wouldn’t expect to see him with the Ducks this season.  Bryan Puffer


May 2015 – Ondrej Kase has signed an entry-level contract with the Anaheim Ducks this month. Kase was part of the Czech-2 league championship winning team (Chomutov) and scored 11 points in 11 playoff games. He also had a strong regular season with 21 points in 36 games. Keep your eye on Kase, he was originally drafted lower than expected and will be a sleeper to watch for the future. Kevin Won


June 2014 – Selected much lower than expected, the Anaheim Ducks scooped up Ondrej Kase with the 205th overall selection at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Brendan Ross


May 2014 – Ondrej Kase is a Czech winger who has shown well at internationally. Kase is a fun player to watch because he possesses some slick and creative puck skills that bring fans out of their seat. Not overly large, Kase does not hold back when competition arises against larger opponents as he seems to always want the puck on his stick. Naturally, he is a playmaking winger with strong vision and intelligent reads, knowing exactly where to be and move on the ice to gain an offensive advantage. Kase is flying under the radar heading towards the 2014 NHL Draft but don’t sleep on him, he’s one of several intriguing smaller skilled forwards available and would make a great selection after the opening round. Brendan Ross



Fantasy Outlook: C+

Developing nicely at the AHL level into a complementary winger.




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