Syracuse Crunch

Fantasy Summary

The Czech defender has a diverse toolbox that aims his trajectory toward a 5th defenseman slot in the NHL with a primarily shut-down role.


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April 2018 – After and underwhelming rookie campaign a year ago, Masin took strides as a sophomore and filled a void in the Crunch blueline, allowing him to improve on his offensive production from a season ago. Masin’s emergence in the AHL likely played a part in what allowed the Lightning to deal Libor Hajek to the Rangers in the swap for JT Miller and Ryan McDonagh. With the trade, Masin moves closer to the top of the defensive depth chart among prospects and could see NHL action as soon as next season. He likely will not be a full-timer with the Bolts for another year or two but his development trajectory is beginning to look like he could eventually slot in as a top-4 rear-guard. Brayden Olafson

March 2017 – Masin earned regular ice time with the Lighting’s AHL affiliate, Syracuse Crunch this season, though as expected, the offensive surge in which he demonstrated his final season in Peterborough failed to translate to the men’s league. The period of transition for Masin to the pro game may be a slow process, and the AHL may very well be his ceiling. The Czech is still relatively young, but to prove worthy of anything more than a pre-season audition he will need to make tremendous adjustments and improvements to both his offensive and defensive awareness. Brayden Olafson

April 2016 – Dominik Masin and the Peterborough Petes were bounced out of the first round of the OHL Playoffs by the North Bay Battalion after a decent year in the maroon and black. In his final year with the team at age 20, Masin kept his physical and defensive game constant. Masin also had a career year offensively, scoring 40 points through 57 games. Although that is a nice added bonus to a good year, that something one would not expect from him and most likely won’t happen again. Max Marko

January 2016 – Masin served as captain of Team Czech Republic in the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championships, tallying two points in five games. As Assistant Captain with Peterborough of the OHL, he has 16 points (five goals, 16 assists, 28PIM and an outstanding plus-22 rating ) in 35 games this year. Masin has proven to be a reliable defender with leadership qualities that all teams love to have in the dressing room. Still likely 2-3 years away from NHL consideration. Hayden Soboleski

June 2015 – As long as the Lightning do not expect much offense from the rangy Czech, they should be satisfied with what he does well. Although he isn’t much of a hitter, he effectively uses his height and strength to keep things tidy in his own end. Besides his physical gifts, Masin has leadership qualities, which he demonstrated as captain of the Czech squad that finished a surprising runner-up at the 2014 U-18 world championship. After deciding he wanted to play in North America, he progressed steadily with the OHL’s Peterborough Petes before season-ending surgery to repair a broken orbital bone, broken collarbone and a sinus injury suffered when he tumbled into an open visitors’ bench door. Masin totalled seven goals and 26 points with 70 PIMs in 48 games. A minus-13 rating indicates he needs to improve his defensive positioning. – Mark Allan

Fantasy Upside 4.0
NHL Certainty 4.5
Country CZE
Position D
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth February 1, 1996
Height 6‘2”
Weight 190 lbs
Drafted 2014 Round 2; Overall: 35


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2009-2010 HC Slavia Praha U16Czech U166 0 00 0|        
 2010-2011 HC Slavia Praha U16Czech U1620 1 67 24|        
  HC Slavia Praha U18Czech U1816 1 23 18|Playoffs3 0 11
  Czech Republic U16 (all)International-Jr3 0 00 0|        
 2011-2012 HC Slavia Praha U18Czech U1834 0 33 30|        
  Czech Republic U16 (all)International-Jr13 0 00 14|        
 2012-2013 HC Slavia Praha U18Czech U1812 3 36 41|Playoffs2 0 00
  HC Slavia Praha U20Czech U2025 1 23 16|        
  Czech Republic U17 (all)International-Jr21 3 811 60|        
  Czech Republic U17EYOF1 1 23 25|        
 2013-2014 HC Slavia Praha U18Czech U180 0 00 0|Playoffs2 1 01
  HC Slavia Praha U20Czech U2039 2 1921 102|Playoffs5 1 12 33 
  Czech Republic U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup4 0 00 4|        
  Czech Republic U19WJAC-194 0 22 4|        
  Czech Republic U18WJC-187 0 33 6|        
  Czech Republic U18 (all)International-Jr28 1 910 51|        
 2014-2015 Peterborough PetesOHL48 7 1926 70|        
  Czech Republic U20WJC-205 0 11 2|        
  Czech Republic U20 (all)International-Jr8 0 11 8|        
 2015-2016 Peterborough PetesOHL57 8 3240 50|Playoffs7 0 33 12 
  Syracuse CrunchAHL4 0 00 0|        
  Czech Republic U20WJC-205 1 12 0|        
  Czech Republic U20 (all)International-Jr7 1 12 2|        
 2016-2017 Syracuse CrunchAHL69 3 36 73|Playoffs22 0 22 16 
 2017-2018 Syracuse CrunchAHL72 9 1524 79|Playoffs7 1 23 10 
 2018-2019 Syracuse CrunchAHL69 2 1012 72|Playoffs4 0 00
 2019-2020 Syracuse CrunchAHL59 2 1416 79|        
 2020-2021 Amur KhabarovskKHL4 0 33 0|