Austin Wagner

Los Angeles Kings
Keith Hershmiller

Fantasy Summary

Not the most creative offensive player however he has speed, size, and an impressive work ethic to carve out a bottom six role.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.5
NHL Certainty 4.0
Country CAN
Position LW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth June 23, 1997
Height 6‘1”
Weight 179 lbs
Drafted 2015 Round 4; Overall: 99

Observations

September 2017 – A torn labrum and dislocated bicep injury sustained in the playoffs last season has put a dent in Austin Wagner’s development plans. He was expected to play the coming season with the Ontario Reign, but will now most likely head back to the Regina Pats once healthy. Wagner is known as one of the fastest skaters in the CHL and as a penalty kill specialist, but lacks offensive impact. He projects to be a third or fourth-line player in the NHL. Jamie Barber

June 2017 –  Wagner was a key contributor on a strong Regina Pats team that made it all the way to game seven of the WHL Championship against the Seattle Thunderbirds. He plays a heavy game, can cause havoc on the forecheck, doesn’t shy away from physical play and is more than happy to drive the front of the net. Although his stride looks a little awkward, it’s effective and there aren’t many players who will catch him once he gets up to top speed. This, along with his good defensive zone awareness makes him very dangerous on the penalty kill. All these skills could translate into a nice power forward piece for the Los Angeles Kings if he can adjust to pro hockey. If Wagner starts in the AHL next season, it will be interesting to see if his offensive abilities will show at the next level.  Mitch Brandner

 

June 2015 – The Los Angeles Kings selected Austin Wagner with the 99th pick of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. Brendan Ross

June 2015 – Coming into this season with little fanfare Wagner has rocketed up the draft rankings this season. He can absolutely fly and his combination of speed and size gives opposing defenders fits. He plays every shift with a purpose and is always in the thick of the action. His simple north-south game isn’t conducive to big point totals however he projects as the kind of quick, heavy, and suffocating third liner that championship teams are lousy with. Additionally Wagner is a fantastic penalty killer, he has incredible instincts and walks the line between aggressive and reckless extremely well. He is a constant threat for shorthanded goals. Fantasy-wise, Wagner isn’t your highest ceiling prospect however he plays a pro style game and could be a solid source of secondary scoring. Donesh Mazloum


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 CNHA Blazers Bantam AA HCBAA 21 10 10 20 44 | Playoffs 3 1 0 1
 2011-2012 Calgary Northstar Sabres Btm AAA AMBHL 32 17 10 27 94 | Playoffs 3 2 2 4
  Team Calgary North Alberta Cup 5 4 1 5 6 |          
 2012-2013 Calgary Northstars Midget AAA AMHL 28 7 3 10 30 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 15 
  Team Alberta WCCC-16 - - - - - |          
  Regina Pats WHL 1 0 0 0 0 |          
 2013-2014 Regina Pats WHL 42 1 1 2 18 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0
 2014-2015 Regina Pats WHL 61 20 19 39 53 | Playoffs 9 1 2 3
 2015-2016 Regina Pats WHL 70 28 34 62 84 | Playoffs 12 3 6 9 12 
 2016-2017 Regina Pats WHL 64 30 36 66 94 | Playoffs 22 16 5 21 29 
  WHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 2 1 0 1 0 |          
 2017-2018 Ontario Reign AHL 50 10 7 17 62 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0
 2018-2019 Los Angeles Kings NHL 62 12 9 21 16 |          
  Ontario Reign AHL 9 3 0 3 16 |          
 2019-2020 Los Angeles Kings NHL 7 2 0 2 4 |          

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