Cole Caufield

2019 NHL Draft
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Fantasy Summary

Undersized winger that oozes potential. A devastating finisher.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 8.5
NHL Certainty 7.0
Country USA
Position RW
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth January 2, 2001
Height 5‘7”
Weight 157 lbs
Drafted No

Observations

April 2019 – When things are going right, the world is your oyster. Right now, Cole Caufield is out there shucking ’em and tossing them back at will. He can do no wrong. At the writing of this update, the 5’6 winger has already set a new goal-scoring record for American players at the World U18 tournament with 11 tallies through four games. For reference, the all-time mark is held by Alex Ovechkin when he recorded 14 goals in eight games as a 16-year-old. Caufield has now recorded 69 goals in 61 games this season and has more than solidified his spot as the most lethal finisher in the class. Once considered a likely pick for the back-half of the first round, his play has many talking about a seat at the top-10 table this June. If his skating was high-end, there’d be little reason to keep him out of the top-five conversation. Cam Robinson

 

March 2019 – The US National Team Development’s all-time leading goal scorer is also one of the more divisive prospects for the upcoming 2019 NHL Entry Draft. The 5’7 right-winger has made a habit of filling the net. His chemistry with Jack Hughes has propelled both players to extraordinary junior heights. This season, the Wisconsin-native has 52 goals in as many games while competing against USHL, NCAA and international opponents. He’s also committed to the University of Wisconsin next season where he should step right into a feature role. Due to his size and the lack of blazing speed, pundits will question his ability to get into the scoring areas at the NHL-level. Others see the best release in the crop and will point to Alex DenBrincat’s immediate success as reasons to gamble on the 18-year-old. This is a player with a top-10 skill set, if he falls due to size, there will be a lucky playoff-bound team waiting to pluck a gem. Let’s see if General Managers are beginning to learn their lesson and prioritize skill over measuring tape results. Cam Robinson


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 Chicago Jr. Blackhawks Brick Invitational 6 9 9 18 4 |          
 2014-2015 Team Illinois Bantam Minor AAA HPMBHL 19 18 9 27 4 |          
 2015-2016 Stevens Point Area High USHS-WI 23 25 33 58 6 | Playoffs 2 4 2 6
  Team Wisconsin U14 Bantam 37 23 31 54 - |          
 2016-2017 Stevens Point Area High USHS-WI 22 50 29 79 17 | Playoffs 3 3 5 8
  Team Royal USA-S15 3 2 2 4 - |          
  Team Wisconsin UMHSEHL 14 4 2 6 2 | Playoffs 3 1 0 1
 2017-2018 USNTDP Juniors USHL 32 23 10 33 10 |          
  U.S. National U17 Team USDP 40 44 19 63 2 |          
  U.S. National U18 Team USDP 19 10 7 17 8 |          
  USA U17 WHC-17 6 8 5 13 0 |          
  USA U18 WJC-18 7 4 2 6 0 |          
 2018-2019 USNTDP Juniors USHL 28 29 12 41 23 |          
  U.S. National U18 Team USDP 61 69 26 95 39 |          
  USA U18 WJC-18 5 12 3 15 4 |          
 2019-2020 Univ. of Wisconsin NCAA - - - - - |          

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