Kevin Bahl

Arizona Coyotes
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Fantasy Summary

At this point Bahl seems more of a defensive defenseman and doesn’t offer much fantasy wise other than in leagues that count stats like hits, blocked shots and penalty minutes.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 3.0
NHL Certainty 6.0
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth June 27, 2000
Height 6‘6”
Weight 230 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 2; Overall: 55

Observations

March 2019- The Coyotes have signed their 2018 second-round pick to a entry-level contract. Bahl wanted to show more offense to his game and showed that this season, scoring six goals and 34 points in 68 games, more than his two previous campaign’s combined. While it was great to see his game growing, Bahl still seems more of a defensive defenseman who won’t contribute much offense at the NHL level. Keith Duggan

August 2018- At 6-6 and 230 lbs, Kevin Bahl is a large man. He’s also expected to grow maybe another inch or so along with putting on some more weight and muscle on his growing body. Ten years ago you could make a strong case Bahl would have easily been a first round pick. Instead with the NHL all about mobile, quick transition defenseman now, he slipped to the Coyotes in the second round of the 2018 draft. That’s not to say Bahl is a big lug on the ice basically there to take up space. He’s an excellent skater and has good mobility for a big man. Bahl worked with former Coyotes skating coach Dawn Braid and admits she had a huge influence on him. Playing for the Ottawa 67’s the past two seasons he’s never really racked up the points though. Bahl finished last year with a line of 1-17-18, and although he has shown improvements offensively, it really isn’t part of his game. He admits it’s a weakness for him and said it’s something he’ll work on this summer and coming season. In the meantime, Bahl is one of the premier shutdown defenders in the OHL and his calm nature was a steadying influence on Ottawa’s blue line. With several smaller, puck moving defenseman in the Coyotes system, Bahl is a perfect compliment to them. Unfortunately, fantasy wise Bahl doesn’t offer much other than in deep leagues that count stats like hits, blocked shots and penalty minutes. Keith Duggan


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 Toronto Marlboros Bantam AAA GTBHL - - - - - |          
  Toronto Marlboros Mn Mdgt AAA OHL Cup 2 0 0 0 2 |          
 2015-2016 Toronto Marlboros Mn Mdgt AAA GTMMHL 56 9 27 36 33 |          
  Toronto Marlboros Mn Mdgt AAA OHL Cup 7 1 1 2 10 |          
  Team GTHL Blue OGC-16 5 0 3 3 4 |          
 2016-2017 Ottawa 67's OHL 57 1 3 4 53 | Playoffs 6 0 0 0
  Canada Red U17 WHC-17 5 0 1 1 6 |          
 2017-2018 Canada U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 1 1 2 6 |          
  Ottawa 67's OHL 58 1 17 18 76 | Playoffs 5 0 0 0
  Canada U18 WJC-18 5 1 2 3 2 |          
 2018-2019 Ottawa 67's OHL 68 6 28 34 87 | Playoffs 15 1 10 11
 2019-2020 Ottawa 67's OHL - - - - - |          

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