Fantasy Summary

Power forward with great size and strength who can also play a skilled game. Needs to add quickness but has the shooting ability and offensive IQ to succeed at the next level.


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June 2023 – Stramel has been selected 21st overall by the Minnesota Wild in the 2023 NHL Draft. Curtis Rines

April 2023 – Stramel’s year did not go the way he planned, as Wisconsin did not enjoy a successful season and he personally had a down year in terms of offensive production with 12 points in 33 games. His ability is not much in question, as he shows great hands and handling on the puck. He is physically gifted with size and he blends that well with his skill on the puck, which makes him a very attractive prospect, especially given that he plays center. He works hard and does a very good job breaking up plays, and even stopping them before they truly get going. His shot is very good, with great power and accuracy on it, and he uses his hands well to quickly move the puck into shooting position for him to get his chance. He isn’t going to blow you away with his skating ability, but it is good and it allows him to drive at the defense and give him space to create opportunities on the attack. He has plenty of tools to his game and while this season was not what he envisioned, he still has a lot to offer NHL teams. Jordan Harris

September 2022 – Charlie Stramel is one of the older first-year draft-eligibles in the 2023 class and spent most of last season with the USNTDP’s U18 team, tallying 10 goals and 12 assists in 26 games. He also competed in the U18 World Championships where he picked up a pair of goals to go along with three assists in five games as Team USA came away with a silver medal. He was included on the American roster for the rebooted World Juniors as well, picking up an assist in his lone appearance for the tournament.

Stramel is a very physically-gifted prospect with the ability to play both a power and skill game. He’ll be entering his freshman year at Wisconsin during his draft year, and like other fellow American eligibles, it could take some adjusting. However, if you didn’t know his age, he wouldn’t stand out as a draft-eligible player in a college lineup.  His strength and size are noteworthy upon watching the 6-3, 215 pound centerman during his first few shifts. He makes life difficult for defenders breaking out of their zone or players with their heads down. But Stramel is a versatile player, as he’s able to play a pretty skilled game as well. He’s got work to do with his agility, defensive awareness, and playmaking, but he’s got a rocket of a shot, soft hands, and is a powerful, fast skater when he gets up to speed. It’s these abilities that will help him succeed at some point at the collegiate level, but Stramel’s ceiling is high, and playing against much older competition must be taken into consideration. Evan Pace

Fantasy Upside 7.5
NHL Certainty 8.5
Country USA
Position C
Roster Type NCAA
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth October 15, 2004
Height 6‘3”
Weight 216 lbs
Drafted 2023 Round 1; Overall: 21


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2018-2019 Rosemount Bantam AA14U AA60 60 69129 91|        
  Minnesota Blades U15 WSI U158 6 28 16|        
  MN Great Plains 14U AAAMNBEL 14U11 8 513 -|        
 2019-2020 B15 - District 8 MNHP-153 1 23 -|        
  Team Purple USA-S154 0 22 4|        
  Rosemount HighUSHS-MN23 6 1218 33|Playoffs2 0 33
  USA U16 YOG4 2 02 8|        
  Team MAP South Hockey UMHSEHL1 0 00 0|        
 2020-2021 USNTDP JuniorsUSHL22 1 78 24|        
  U.S. National U17 TeamNTDP30 9 1221 18|        
  U.S. National U18 TeamNTDP15 4 37 18|        
  USA U18WJC-185 2 24 6|        
 2021-2022 USNTDP JuniorsUSHL16 7 815 25|        
  U.S. National U17 TeamNTDP2 0 11 4|        
  U.S. National U18 TeamNTDP26 10 1222 35|        
  USA U18WJC-186 2 35 8|        
  USA U20WJC-201 0 11 2|        
 2022-2023 Univ. of WisconsinNCAA33 5 712 59|        
  USA U20WJC-207 0 33 4|        
 2023-2024 Univ. of WisconsinNCAA34 3 58 20|