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Fantasy Summary

A physical winger with goal-scoring upside.


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March 2020 – It has been a difficult season for the recently turned 19-year-old. Keppen had been suffering on a tragic Flint team for the past two seasons. This year, the club made marked improvements but Keppen spent a large chunk of it on the sidelines dealing with injuries. A reduction in both goals-per-game and points-per-game aren’t exactly what you want to see from a d+1 skater. However, he’ll return to Flint next season as a veteran and should be leaned on heavily. Cam Robinson

June 2019 – The Canucks selected Keppen with the 122nd pick in the 2019 NHL Draft. The big-bodied winger was a play-driver for Flint, scoring 30 goals and 59 points in 68 games. His metrics shone during even-strength play. His 18 EV goals were fourth for all OHL draft-eligible players. His 18 primary, even-strength assists sat third, and his even-strength shot generation trailed only Arthur Kaliyev. Flint managed just 16 games this past season, so in a difficult situation, Keppen produced admirably. 

He brings a physical, tenacious work ethic and average speed. He has upside in a multicategory setup with a realistic likelihood of becoming a bottom-six NHLer. Cam Robinson

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.0
NHL Certainty 3.5
Country CAN
Position LW
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth March 20, 2001
Height 6‘2”
Weight 212 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 4; Overall: 122

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 Whitby Wildcats QC Int PW4 0 44 6|        
 2015-2016 Mississauga Rebels U15 AAAGTHL U15- - -- -|        
  Mississauga Rebels U15 AAAOHF Bantam AAA8 0 22 12|        
  Oshawa Generals Selects U15WSI U159 3 25 6|        
 2016-2017 Toronto Nationals U16 AAAGTHL U1633 14 2135 -|        
  Toronto Nationals U16 AAAOHL Cup8 3 811 8|        
 2017-2018 Team Gold U17-Dev3 1 23 2|        
  Flint FirebirdsOHL63 10 818 47|        
  Canada White U17WHC-176 1 34 6|        
 2018-2019 Flint FirebirdsOHL68 30 2959 67|        
 2019-2020 Flint FirebirdsOHL44 16 1329 31|        

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