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Fantasy Summary

A defensive minded defenceman, Vlasic will never put up big point numbers but will be the type of player every team covets


Observations

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September 2022 – Vlasic is flourishing into a promising defenseman in the Blackhawks system. The last three seasons he  has been in the NCAA building a reputation as a strong defender. Currently, at Boston University, he posted five goals, 16 assists and 97 blocks over 82 games. At 6-6 and 230 lbs. he has become a reliable shutdown defenseman, which is something the Blackhawks desperately need. He had a solid showing at the Blackhawks development camp and he should get a good chance to make his presence felt during training camp this coming season, but spots are limited on the backend. Puneet Sharma

 

March 2021 – Vlasic has the makings of a very solid NHL defenseman. His defense first mindset will compliment all of the offensive talent the Blackhawks have amassed on the blueline. The first thing you notice about him is his size at 6-6. Once he takes the ice you almost immediately notice how fluid he is on his skates. That size part of his game needs no work, but if anyone could coach him on how to skate with the puck he could wind up being a very well rounded player. That being said, defense is what will pay the bills and Vlasic is well on his way to being a premier shut down defender in the NHL. There is still a long road ahead but his progression is where you would expect it to be at this point. Tony Carr

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 3.0
NHL Certainty 6.0
Country USA
Position D
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth June 5, 2001
Height 6‘6”
Weight 198 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 2; Overall: 43

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 Chicago Mission 13U AAAHPHL 13U20 3 58 6|        
 2015-2016 Chicago Mission 14U AAAHPHL 14U20 2 1618 18|        
  Bauer Selects U15WSI U157 0 00 2|        
 2016-2017 Chicago Mission 16U AAAHPHL 16U19 4 913 8|        
  Team Forest USA-S153 0 00 0|        
 2017-2018 USNTDP JuniorsUSHL34 4 913 12|Playoffs8 1 23 18 
  U.S. National U17 TeamUSDP60 9 2029 36|        
  U.S. National U18 TeamUSDP1 0 00 0|