Kirsten Krull

Fantasy Summary

Strathmann is a bold offensive defenseman whose tools and decision-making will need to take a significant step forward in order for his style to work at the NHL level.


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June 2023 – Strathmann was selected 98th overall by the Blue Jackets. Pat Quinn

 

February 2022 – Strathmann is a creative offensive defenseman who may activate more frequently in the offensive zone than any other 2023 eligible defender. His creativity and evasiveness form the basis of his offensive game. He’s a slightly above-average skater who handles the puck quite well, which allows him to get around USHL forecheckers. These tools will need to take a significant step to translate to the NCAA, however. His decision-making with the puck is very inconsistent. He puts on the blinders regularly, shooting from low-danger areas when high-danger passing lanes open up to him with his dynamic movement, and due to below-average scanning habits, he gives away possession when pressured quite often. Scanning is a particular issue on retrievals and receptions. His defensive game is also a weakness at this point in time, he switches assignments without warning, leaving unmanned opponents in the slot, and his gap control is inconsistent at best.

He’s a very raw prospect but he’s off to a good program at the University of North Dakota and if his tools, scanning, and decision-making can take a significant leap, he could develop into a valuable second-pairing offensive defenseman, which makes him an interesting swing on upside outside the top-64. There is significant risk in drafting Strathmann, but a team with a strong development program could mould him into a very intruiguing NHL asset. Sebastian High

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 8.0
NHL Certainty 5.0
Country USA
Position D
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth February 27, 2005
Height 5‘11”
Weight 174 lbs
Drafted 2023 Round 4; Overall: 98

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2018-2019 Chicago Mission 13U AAAHPHL 13U- - -- -|        
 2019-2020 Chicago Mission 14U AAAHPHL 14U14 1 34 12|        
 2020-2021 Windy City Storm 15U AAAHPHL 15U3 1 23 2|        
  Windy City Storm 15U AAA15U AAA57 21 3253 -|        
 2021-2022 Tri-City StormUSHL61 5 1823 100|Playoffs5 0 00
  Team Kelly USA-S165 1 45 17|        
  USA U17 (all)International-Jr4 0 11 2|        
 2022-2023 Team Columbia USA-S174 1 12 14|        
  Youngstown PhantomsUSHL56 3 3538 102|Playoffs9 3 47
  USA U19WJAC-196 1 01 12|        
  USA U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup4 2 24 6|        
 2023-2024 Youngstown PhantomsUSHL48 7 3239 120|Playoffs3 1 01
  USA U19WJAC-196 0 44 4|        
 2024-2025 Univ. of North DakotaNCAA- - -- -|        

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