Karson Kuhlman

Boston Bruins
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Fantasy Summary

A strong forechecker and penalty killer, Kuhlman likely holds more value for a pro club than he does for your fantasy team. Still, he is a smart and durable player that will help in the plus-minus department.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.5
NHL Certainty 8.0
Country USA
Position RW
Roster Type NHL
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth September 26, 1995
Height 5‘11”
Weight 185 lbs
Drafted No

Observations

October 2019 – Kuhlman will miss at least the next four weeks after breaking a bone in his leg. After making Boston’s NHL roster to begin the season, Kuhlman failed to record a point through the team’s first eight games, and will now miss significant time with an injury. Kuhlman offered a stabilizing presence as a top-nine winger, however, his offensive ceiling was not exceptionally high. His absence opens the door for one of the Bruins other young forwards to prove their potential in the NHL. Kuhlman may have to fight for his spot once he returns. Chris Mazza

April 2019 – Signed as a college free agent in 2018, Kuhlman enjoyed a successful first year of pro hockey, managing 30 points through 58 games with Providence in addition to five points in 11 NHL games while playing primarily on Boston’s second line. He captained the University of Minnesota-Duluth to the 2017-2018 National Championship, taking home tournament MVP honors in the process. Kuhlman’s offensive upside is limited, however he has been touted as a strong leader everywhere he has played. He excels in board battles, has a decent shot and is seemingly always in position to make a play. Look for Kuhlman to push for a full time role with the NHL Bruins next season. Chris Mazza


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 Cloquet High USHS-MN 25 16 34 50 6 | Playoffs 2 1 1 2
 2011-2012 B16 - Red (Final 54) MNHP-16 3 3 1 4 - |          
  Team North UMHSEHL 21 5 9 14 4 | Playoffs 3 0 2 2
  Cloquet High USHS-MN 25 27 27 54 0 | Playoffs 1 0 1 1
  Dubuque Fighting Saints USHL 5 0 4 4 0 |          
 2012-2013 B17 - Red (Final 54) MNHP-17 3 4 2 6 - |          
  Team North UMHSEHL 21 7 8 15 0 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0
  Cloquet High USHS-MN 25 25 22 47 6 | Playoffs 2 2 2 4
  U.S. National U18 Team USDP 2 0 0 0 2 |          
  Dubuque Fighting Saints USHL 16 1 8 9 0 | Playoffs 11 4 2 6
  USA U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 0 0 0 0 |          
 2013-2014 Dubuque Fighting Saints JCWC 5 0 0 0 0 |          
  Dubuque Fighting Saints USHL 56 25 19 44 12 | Playoffs 7 1 2 3
  USA U19 WJAC-19 4 4 1 5 0 |          
 2014-2015 Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth NCAA 40 8 10 18 8 |          
 2015-2016 Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth NCAA 40 12 8 20 10 |          
 2016-2017 Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth NCAA 42 6 16 22 11 |          
 2017-2018 Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth NCAA 44 13 7 20 18 |          
  Providence Bruins AHL 2 0 1 1 2 | Playoffs 1 0 1 1
 2018-2019 Boston Bruins NHL 11 3 2 5 2 | Playoffs 8 1 2 3
  Providence Bruins AHL 58 12 18 30 8 |          
 2019-2020 Boston Bruins NHL 8 0 0 0 2 |          

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