Hudson Fasching

by Brad Phillips on March 2, 2018

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Hudson Fasching, RW

Shoots: R

Height: 6-3

Weight: 214

Born: 1995-07-28

Hometown: Apple Valley, MN

Drafted: 2013 by Los Angeles Kings, 118th overall



February 2018 - Competing in his second AHL season, Fasching has bested last year's point total with 19 and assists with 12. It's safe to say that the big man needs to work on being a more consistent offensive threat as he's scored just one goal over the past three months, granted he did spend a couple weeks up with the big club playing five games but failing to register a point. Brad Phillips

December 2016 - Hudson Fasching started the season shaky with the NHL club before a groin injury caused him to be sent down to the AHL with the Rochester Americans. Fasching has not played a game with the Amerks thus far and it is believed that Fasching aggravated his groin injury and he remains out week-to-week. Max Marko

March 2016 – The Buffalo Sabres have signed Hudson Fasching to a three-year entry-level contract worth $4.05 million in total. Fasching joined the Sabres immediately after his University of Minnesota season completed. Fasching finished his NCAA season with over a point-per-game player with 38 points (20-18) in 37 games played. The Sabres seem to be excited about the prospect of Fasching, who will be making his debut Saturday afternoon against the Winnipeg Jets wearing #52 and likely start the game on the fourth line.


January 2016 – Fasching scored two shorthanded goals Saturday January 9th against Penn State, Minnesota won the game 7-1. Hudson's first goal was the game winner halfway through the first period. Fasching now has 20 points (11 goals, nine assists) in 19 games (1.05 rate). 


December 2015 – Hudson Fashing scored the overtime winner to give his team the win over Ohio State on December 4th, Fudson also added an assist in that game. He now has five goals and five assists in 12 games played. Hudson is helping the Gophers to a 8-2-2 start to the season and is second on the team in scoring. At the beginning of his junior year, Fasching was named an alternate captain. Fasching continues to develop his leadership role to go along with his offensive game. He is growing into a great winger with a lot of NHl potential. - Paul Zwambag


June 2015 – In Fasching's second full season at the University of Minnesota he scored 12 goals and 26 points in 38 games played. Hudson helped lead the Gophers to the NCAA Tournament, but lost in the first round. He also played for the WJC for the USA, who finished second in their pool behind Canada, but lost to the Russians in the Quarterfinals. Fasching finished the tournament with one goal, three points and nine shots on goal in five games played. Hudson Fasching has two more college eligible years at Minnesota, he will likely use both those years to continue to grow his game both offensively and defensively. Do not give up on Fasching, he is just taking the longer route to becoming an NHLer and should continue to receive increased ice-time as he moves into his junior and senior years at Minnesota. Keep him on your long term prospects list, still two to three years away. Paul Zwambag


March 2014 – The Buffalo Sabres have acquired Hudson Fasching, along with Nicolas Deslauriers, in exchange for defenseman Brayden McNabb and two draft picks. Fasching joins a growing prospect system chalked full of promising young forwards so this move will certainly be a challenge for Fasching as he will have plenty of competition down the road. In his first NCAA season, Fasching recorded 12 goals and 27 points in 31 games for the University of Minnesota, placing him 3rd in team scoring. Brendan Ross


January 2014 - For the second time in the past calendar year, Hudson Fasching has suited up for the United States and been a solid force for the squad. After playing for the U18 Junior team (7 games 0-6-6), Fasching skated on the third line for the U20 team and put together some very solid games. Skating in five matches, he tallied four points (2-2-4) on only 13 shots and finished a plus-2 for an American team that started the tournament with three straight wins only to drop their final two.  While Fasching did not commit any huge errors, he also played a very safe game and almost seemed timid at times. These may be the types of shifts you would expect from the third line but he needs to get aggressive if he hopes to move up the ranks in hockey. Fasching played an ordinary game when ordinary is not enough. Pete Richmire


April 2013 – Hudson Fasching is a power forward in every sense of the word. He’s big, has excellent puck possession skill and is hard to get off the puck. Fasching is excellent in the offensive zone and drives the net with ease, creating opportunities. He also has a powerful shot and soft hands that allow him to lift the puck with little effort. Fasching has a nose for rebounds and has no problem taking the abuse in the slot above the crease. Fasching combines his big frame with great speed up the middle and is hard to stop once he gets going. Defensively he still has some work to do as he tends to look lost in his own zone and gives up on his man way too easily. That being said, he is an accurate passer and gets himself out of trouble more often than not. Brendan Ross



Fantasy Outlook: C+

Fasching has the makings of an NHL power forward, both in size and skill. His game still needs some rounding out, especially in the defensive department.



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  • Tyler Hayes

    Fasching played two games with the Amerks before getting hurt. He and Nelson were sent down during a 2-3 day break, and both scored in their debuts, I believe.

    You guys should add Victor Olofsson, Cliff Pu, Casey Fitzgerald, Devante Stephens, Brett Murray, Brendan Hagel, Judd Peterson, Vasily Glotov, Vojtech Budik, Philip Nyberg, Austin Osmanski, Ivan Chukarov, Christopher Brown, Max Willman, Jean Dupuy and Brady Austin.

    Nice work, I enjoy reading stuff like this.