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He lacks size; however, he makes up for it in competitiveness, hockey sense and quickness. He’s a smart player with good hands but is limited offensively—he projects as a bottom-six forward.


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August 2023 – The Carolina Hurricanes acquired Kase from the Philadelphia Flyers for Massimo Rizzo and a 5th-round pick. Mark Henry

July 2023 – Kase played 25 games in the Czech Extraliga during the 2022-23 season for the HC Sparta Praha, producing 14 points (six goals and eight assists). He will stay in the Czech Extraliga as he is under contract with HC Litvinov for the 2023-24 campaign and will play alongside his brother Ondrej Kase. Mark Henry

 

June 2022 – Deciding to continue his hockey career back home in the Czech Republic last season, Kase intends to remain there for at least next season. Recording 23 points in 43 games with HC Sparta Praha, it is unlikely he returns to play in North America in the near future but a team could show interest down the line. Kase may be waiting until he becomes a UFA to garner more interest. John Gove

 

July 2018 – David Kase appears to be angling to make his North American debut as he signed his entry-level contract with the Flyers. He put up 23 points in 44 games for Mora IK of the SHL, and should make for a good blue-collar fixture for the Phantoms this season with some upside for more. He is still going to need at least a couple of years before he gets a lengthy look at a Flyers training camp. Edric Joseph

 

February 2017 – Though he still has some work ahead of him, David Kase has been able to better acclimate himself to the pace of the Czech Extraliga putting up more points in less games in his second tenure with Chomutov Pirati. His puck-moving capabilities make him someone for opposing teams to always remain mindful of as he can conjure plays for others out of seemingly nothing. Edric Joseph

 

July 2016 – As a teenager playing in a men’s league, Kase wasn’t afforded many opportunities. He suited up for 30 games in the Czech Extraliga – the top league in the Czech Republic, playing mostly in a bottom-line role with limited ice time. The diminuative forward produced just one goal and two points while splitting the rest of his season playing for a Division 1 squad and in the under-20 league where he showed much better. Despite being a first round selection in the OHL import draft in 2015, it appears Kase will continue to develop in his home country until he’s ready to jump the pond and make a professional debut. the 5’10 forward is a real puck hound and plays much larger than his frame suggests. He also displays nice offensive skills but will need to gain plenty of strength to be able to continue producing at higher levels. Cam Robinson

 

June 2015 – David Kase is a very dynamic offensive talent who has shown immense skill at times while disappearing at others. He could go anywhere form the second round to undrafted as with the growing trend that most sub six foot forwards with skill aren’t as popular of late. Kase has shown this could be a big mistake too overlook him, but then again if he’s not going to be thrown into a top six role it will be hard for him to break in at the NHL level. He’s a prospect to sit on and monitor over the next couple years. However, he will need to marinate overseas and possibly in the AHL before he gets his shot at an NHL gig. Kase had 7G-8A-15PTS in 8GP with KLH Chomutov U20 and 7G-7A-14PTS in 30GP with KLH Chomutov of the Czech second men’s division. Travis Watson

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.0
NHL Certainty 6.0
Country CZE
Position LW
Roster Type Europe
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth January 28, 1997
Height 5‘11”
Weight 170 lbs
Drafted 2015 Round 5; Overall: 128

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 SK Kadan U16Czechia U16 211 15 1530 4|        
  Ustecky kraj U15MMCR8 5 510 0|        
  Pirati Chomutov U16Czechia U1621 10 616 2|        
 2011-2012 Pirati Chomutov U16Czechia U1629 27 3865 10|Playoffs5 5 38
  Pirati Chomutov U18Czechia U1813 3 25 2|Playoffs1 0 00
 2012-2013 Pirati Chomutov U16Czechia U166 4 610 10|Playoffs1 0 00
  Pirati Chomutov U18Czechia U1825 5 2126 8|        
  Pirati Chomutov U20Czechia U204 0 11 0|        
  Czechia U16 (all)International-Jr10 2 68 4|        
 2013-2014 Pirati Chomutov U18Czechia U1814 9 2231 4|Playoffs3 1 23
  Pirati Chomutov U20Czechia U2035 11 1930 10|Playoffs11 2 13
  Czechia U17WHC-175 4 26 0|        
  Czechia U17 (all)International-Jr13 7 512 4|        
  Czechia U18WJC-187 3 25 0|        
  Czechia U18 (all)International-Jr11 4 37 2|        
 2014-2015 Pirati Chomutov U20Czechia U208 7 815 2|Playoffs9 5 712 12 
  Pirati ChomutovCzechia230 7 714 10|Playoffs1 0 00
  Czechia U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup5 1 12 4|        
  Czechia U18WJC-184 2 35 2|        
  Czechia U18 (all)International-Jr15 4 1115 6|        
  Czechia U20WJC-204 0 11 0|        
  Czechia U20 (all)International-Jr7 1 12 2|        
 2015-2016 Pirati Chomutov U20Czechia U201 0 11 0|Playoffs2 1 34
  Pirati ChomutovCzechia30 1 12 2|Playoffs8 1 12
  SK Trhaci KadanCzechia216 6 814 6|        
  Czechia U19 (all)International-Jr5 3 58 4|        
  Czechia U20WJC-205 0 11 2|        
  Czechia U20 (all)International-Jr17 0 77 8|        
 2016-2017 Pirati ChomutovCzechia32 3 69 8|Playoffs15 2 46
  SK Trhaci KadanCzechia28 4 37 0|        
  Czechia U20WJC-205 2 13 4|        
  Czechia U20 (all)International-Jr10 3 36 35|        
 2017-2018 Mora IKSHL44 9 1423 6|Relegation5 1 23
  Czechia (all)International4 2 02 0|        
 2018-2019 Lehigh Valley PhantomsAHL40 8 1523 10|        
 2019-2020 Philadelphia FlyersNHL6 1 01 0|        
  Lehigh Valley PhantomsAHL51 7 1219 14|        
 2020-2021 HC Energie Karlovy VaryCzechia27 6 1925 12|        
  Czechia EHT3 0 00 2|        
  Philadelphia FlyersNHL1 0 00 0|        
  Lehigh Valley PhantomsAHL19 3 69 8|        
  Czechia (all)International3 0 00 0|        
 2021-2022 HC Sparta PrahaCzechia43 4 1923 16|Playoffs8 1 12 10 
  HC Sparta PrahaChampions HL8 2 24 2|        
  Czechia (all)International3 1 01 0|        
  Czechia EHT3 1 01 0|        
 2022-2023 HC Sparta PrahaCzechia25 6 814 8|Playoffs6 1 12
  HC Sparta PrahaChampions HL4 0 22 0|        
 2023-2024 HC LitvinovCzechia46 13 2740 32|        
  Czechia (all)International3 2 02 0|        
  Czechia EHT3 2 02 0|        

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