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Fantasy Summary

Small skilled forward with a long development path that will see him play through college, his ceiling is as a tenacious bottom-6 forward.


Observations

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February 2021 – Guttman had a big weekend, scoring a goal and three assists in Denver’s two-game series against Omaha. Alex Taxman
June 2020 – After a slow start to his 2019-20 campaign, Guttman was able to rebound and turn in his strongest collegiate season to date. Throughout his 35 games in his sophomore season, Guttman was able to record 14 goals and 28 points, which set new career-highs during his collegiate career. The small American led his team in goals, which lends nicely to his profile as a pure goal-scoring talent. The Lightning will likely let Guttman sit in college for another year or two, as they would like to see the young forward continue to increase his pace of production at the collegiate level before inking him to an entry-level contract. Brandon Holmes
November 2019 – Guttman has returned to the University of Denver for his sophomore college season, where it seems he has taken a small tumble down the Pioneers depth chart. Guttman’s scoring pace to this point in the season has dampened compared to last season, as he currently sits at 3 goals and six points through his first 13 games of the season. Guttman still owns NHL upside, however, the Lightning would like to see Guttman’s production level increase before committing to signing the 5’9″ forward out of college. Brandon Holmes

April 2018 – After sitting out the majority of the USHL season with a hip injury that he sustained playing for team USA at the World Junior A Championship, Guttman will take the summer to recuperate, then head west to the University of Denver. The Pioneers roster will have a plethora of freshman making the jump to the NCAA from both Canadian leagues as well as the USHL so the Lightning sixth-round pick will have to get off to a hot start in order to establish himself amongst a roster that will be looking for a few new leaders. Brayden Olafson November 2017 – The petite sixth-round-pick by the Lightning in the 2017 Entry Draft is off to a positive start with Dubuque of the USHL. It was previously expected that Guttman would attend St. Cloud State upon completion of his last year of high school, however, this month Guttman announced that he has signed a letter of intent to play for the University of Denver. Both universities programs had apparently felt very passionate about the Los Angeles native, as the signing reportedly led to a verbal altercation between the head coaches of the respective NCAA clubs. Both programs would be respectable places for Guttman to further develop, however, with both Troy Terry and Henrik Borgrstrom eying early departures to the NHL, he could find himself in an optimal offensive roll with the team, sooner rather than later. Brayden Olafson June 2017 – With their second selection of the sixth round of the 2017 entry draft, Al Murray and Steve Yzerman selected Cole Guttman, a small, skilled center out of the USHL. Guttman plays for the Dubuque Fighting Saints, and will return next season as the team’s captain before transitioning to the NCAA in the fall of 2018 to join fellow Lightning 6th round pick, Nick Perbix. Guttman scored at a point per game rate in the USHL, earning him a spot on the All-Rookie team. Guttman is a better-rounded player than his small stature might suggest, however, it is that stature that will be one of the primary factors in determining the slope of his development curve to the professional ranks. Brayden Olafson

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 3.5
Country USA
Position RW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth April 6, 1999
Height 5‘9”
Weight 168 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 6; Overall: 180

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2008-2009 Western Selects Brick Invitational5 2 46 6|Playoffs1 1 01
 2011-2012 Los Angeles Selects (Peewee)QC Int PW7 9 615 6|        
 2013-2014 Los Angeles Jr. Kings 14U AAA14U AAA16 26 1541 38|        
 2014-2015 Team Blue USA-S155 2 57 -|        
  Los Angeles Jr. Kings 16U AAAT1EHL 16U24 9 1625 16|Playoffs4 0 33 14 
 2015-2016 Team Black USA-S165 3 58 0|        
  Los Angeles Jr. Kings 16U AAAT1EHL 16U30 24 2448 34|Playoffs4 3 25
  USNTDP JuniorsUSHL