Will Wippert

Fantasy Summary

Poised two-way defender with moderate offensive instinct that should land him a top-four NHL position.


Observations

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January 2021 – Guhle will miss up to six weeks because of a knee injury. This news comes at the most unfortunate time for the young defender as the season is less than a week away and he was vying for a spot in the top six. He will have to claw his way back into the lineup when healthy, as the likes of Jamie Drysdale, Christian Djoos, and other young defenders are competing to make the opening night roster during this shortened season. Lucas Main

December 2020 – When the Ducks drafted Jamie Drysdale and signed Kodie Curran and Kevin Shattenkirk, that put a number of hurdles in front Guhle. He hasn’t been able to stay healthy in the Ducks organization, which has hindered his ability to fully develop and get both feet wet. If he can play a full year and showcase his puck moving abilities, he has the potential to quarterback a second power-play unit. Lucas Main

March 2020 – Guhle didn’t take a major step forward like most were hoping after his move to Anaheim, but he didn’t miss a step either. The 22-year-old played in a career high 30 games this season, scoring four goals and four assists (all career highs). He also played in 27 AHL games, developing his 200-foot game and setting a career high plus-9. He has a number of other young defenders competing against him to make the Ducks roster on a full-time basis next season and should have an inside track as he showed good chemistry with Cam Fowler at times during the 2019-20 season. Lucas Main

November 2019 – After starting the season with the Ducks, Guhle was sent down to the Gulls. He was playing alongside Cam Fowler, but averaged under 19 minutes. He wasn’t getting much time on the penalty kill and even less on the power play. He’ll get ample minutes in the AHL which will help him develop his game to the n