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Fantasy Summary

Big and powerful forward who can play both center and wing. Decent offensive skills but lacks high-end talent.


Observations

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September 2020 – The Swiss-born winger has been loaned to EV Zug of the NLA for the beginning of the 2020-2021 campaign. Expect him to return to Cleveland when the AHL season begins. Dave Hall
February 2020 – Thurkauf recently suited up for his first NHL action following an emergency call-up to the Blue Jackets. While he only saw eight minutes of ice time during the game, the 22-year-old serves as yet another prospect to make the jump this season. His stay was short-lived, as the Jackets have sent him back to Cleveland (AHL) where he is enjoying a career year with 25 points (9G + 16A) through 47 games. The Swiss-born centreman is currently in the final year of his entry-level contract, so the timing of his production could not be more spot-on. While he still a couple of years away from putting up fantasy worthy numbers, his development continues to trend upward in the team’s depth chart. Dave Hall

November 2019 – Playing in his third season with the Monsters, Calvin Thurkauf is off to a respectable start. In 10 games played, the 6’2 centre has tallied two goals, five assists and a +4 rating. These numbers have him sitting fourth in team scoring and is doing so skating on the squad’s fourth line. The former Kelowna Rocket is in the final year of his entry level contract but has struggled to translate his junior production into the pro rankings. Perhaps an increase in minutes will help the seventh-round pick gain some confidence and chip in a little more on the score sheet. Unti