Carson Soucy

Minnesota Wild
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Fantasy Summary

His fantasy upside may be limited to a penalty/hit machine, but that does carry some value in some leagues.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 3.0
NHL Certainty 4.0
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth July 24, 1994
Height 6‘5”
Weight 207 lbs
Drafted 2013 Round 5; Overall: 137

Observations

April 2019 – The 6’5” blue-liner has had a good, yet unspectacular season in 2018-19. Soucy had a career high five goals and 20 points which is solid production for a defence-first defenseman. He will go into next season at 25-years-old which is about where a player loses his prospect status; he’s established himself as a solid AHL defender who may be able to play in the NHL sparingly on a bottom pairing. He is a better real-life player than a fantasy hockey asset. He will likely not have a full-time NHL job in the near future. If he were to crack the NHL line-up, his value would be limited to hits and blocks as he is very unlikely to find an offensive game at this point is his career. Tony Ferrari

October 2018 – Soucy was sent down to Iowa after a decent camp and preseason. He was able to get into three regular season games with Minnesota last season after Suter and Spurgeon went down with injuries, going pointless. He also got into four playoff games going pointless but he showed well for Iowa (1-14-15, plus-12 and 55PIM in 67GP). As a big stay at home defender I have liked what I have seen from him despite his struggles with the big club. With some more seasoning he could become a Minnesota Wild regular next season. As for fantasy value, he’ll only hold value in very deep dynasties that count hits and blocks. Tyler Maston

 

September 2017 – A big physical defenseman, Soucy is entering his first of two seasons with Iowa. His time at Minnesota-Duluth was solid, and there are indicators that he could carve out a role as a dependable depth defenseman. Players his size are useful if mobile, and time will tell if his game can translate to the pros. Will Scouch

July 2016- Carson Soucy made for a precocious on-ice presence for Minnesota-Duluth racking up 61 minutes in 38 games for the team. He’s probable to return to them in the fall, where he ought to put on some more good weight to better handle the rigors of the professional game in due course. He has some offensive elements to his game but could make for a nice depth option for hits and PIMS down the road. Edric Joseph

September 2015 – Two years into his collegiate hockey venture, Carson Soucy is slowly and quietly doing his part to make the University of Minnesota-Duluth program relevant once again. After his sophomore season, Soucy announced himself as a two-way rearguard of the future for Iowa and potentially the Minnesota Wild with his sound 200-foot approach to the game. He likes to throw the body and that will only get better as he continues to put on good weight. He still has defensive struggles at times but has shown a considerable increase in his offensive assertiveness which bodes well for his long-term fantasy outlook. Edric Joseph


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2007-2008 Wainwright Polar Kings Bantam AA AMBHL AA 25 1 9 10 28 |          
 2008-2009 Wainwright Polar Kings Bantam AA AMBHL AA 27 5 23 28 40 |          
 2009-2010 Lloydminster Bobcats Min Midget AMMHL 34 1 7 8 58 |          
 2010-2011 Lloydminster Bobcats Midget AAA AMHL 34 3 8 11 20 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0
 2011-2012 Lloydminster Bobcats Midget AAA AMHL 30 9 20 29 100 |          
  Spruce Grove Saints AJHL 7 0 0 0 0 |          
 2012-2013 Spruce Grove Saints AJHL 35 5 10 15 71 | Playoffs 16 1 1 2 30 
 2013-2014 Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth NCAA 34 0 6 6 60 |          
 2014-2015 Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth NCAA 40 6 8 14 40 |          
 2015-2016 Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth NCAA 38 3 9 12 61 |          
 2016-2017 Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth NCAA 35 3 12 15 55 |          
  Iowa Wild AHL 3 0 0 0 2 |          
 2017-2018 Minnesota Wild NHL 3 0 0 0 2 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0
  Iowa Wild AHL 67 1 14 15 55 |          
 2018-2019 Iowa Wild AHL 66 5 15 20 71 | Playoffs 11 0 2 2

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