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Fantasy Summary

Playmaking specialist with decent hustle and vision. Rounding out his toolkit could see him become a middle-six forward.


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April 2024 – Clarke Caswell makes his living as a slippery setup man, and, in terms of pure playmaking, may be one of the best in the class. Caswell is intelligent and always has an idea of where his teammates are on the ice, allowing him to funnel pucks to the slot. He’s even quarterbacked the Broncos’ powerplay at times. While not a poor shooter, Caswell is selective to a fault, and really only attempts from high-danger areas. His transition game is hit-or-miss, but when its working, Caswell can create entries with his skating or passing, find targets early in rush sequences, hold onto pucks through checks, and display an expert delay game. While it may be difficult to translate his offence to higher levels, the upside of a middle-six playmaker is within reach. Luke Sweeney

April rankings:  51st

February 2024 –
Clarke Caswell was favourite of mine in early November and, while he hasn’t elevated his game a ton since then, he has maintained his play, chugging along at just over a point-per-game despite the smaller role after his Swift Current Broncos acquired Connor Geekie. Caswell’s calling-card is his playmaking game which is one of the best in this WHL class. Between his vision, deceptiveness, puck protection, timing and middle-lane focus, Caswell is equally adept at finding streaking teammates off the rush as he is turning a low offensive zone turnover into a backdoor play. Caswell wins battles well enough, but with so-so strength and positioning, he’s not a great defensive player. In addition to OK footspeed and shooting, its obvious that Caswell is not a very well-rounded player, but banking on the playmaking skillset, its possible seeing him fitting into an NHL bottom-nine. Luke Sweeney

February rankings: 47th

Fantasy Upside 7.5
NHL Certainty 6.0
Country CAN
Position LW
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth February 2, 2006
Height 5‘11”
Weight 176 lbs
Drafted No


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2015-2016 Winnipeg Jr. Jets (Brick)Brick Invitational6 8 210 0|        
 2017-2018 Western Canada Selects U12WSI U129 5 1015 -|        
 2018-2019 Western Canada Selects U13WSI U139 3 1013 -|        
 2019-2020 RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna U15PCSSHL U1530 14 1832 10|Playoffs1 1 12
 2020-2021 RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna U15PCSSHL U155 12 1224 2|        
 2021-2022 Brandon Wheat Kings U18 AAAMU18HL38 35 5388 30|Playoffs11 9 817
  Team Manitoba WHL Cup5 1 12 0|        
  Swift Current BroncosWHL3 0 11 2|        
 2022-2023 Swift Current BroncosWHL63 9 2029 22|        
  Canada Black U17WHC-177 2 35 2|        
 2023-2024 Swift Current BroncosWHL68 26 5177 20|Playoffs9 2 79
 2024-2025 Swift Current BroncosWHL- - -- -|