Plays a mature, pro game. Dynamic offensive player with vision, hands and passing prowess. Can drive offense and suppress it efficiently. Closer to the NHL due to his age and current production in the Swiss league. fifty-point-scorer if everything comes together, but likely a bottom-six forward.
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March 2022 – Baumgartner’s production has dropped off yet again, with 15 points in 45 games in the Swiss top division. Year-to-year regression is never a good sign, and the overage draftee doesn’t have much room for improvement left at almost 22 years old. Hadi Kalakeche
April 2021 – Baumgartner’s point production has dropped off slightly, accumulating approximately the same number of points as last year, in ten more games. His performance in key moments, however, is irreproachable; two goals and an assist in two Swiss Cup games, then three goals in three games in the NL playoffs show that Baumgartner seems to have a hidden gear when the stakes are high. He will likely remain in Davos for next year, although Binghamton could very well use him in their lineup. Hadi Kalakeche
October 2020 – Baumgartner had 27 points in 31 games for HC Davos in the NLA Swiss league. Baumgartner is a twice-overager, however, and there is a reason he is a sixth-rounder and not a first-round pick. He already plays an AHL game, and could slot right into Binghamton’s lineup as soon as next season. He is a lot of fun to watch on the ice. His toolbox is expansive, with skating, hands and passing as his main strengths. He is 5-9, but plays hard and shows astute defensive responsibility. A good depth addition by the Devils, with 50-point upside if the step is not too big between the Swiss league and the NHL and if he adds to his already-fun bag of tools. Hadi Kalakeche
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