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Fantasy Summary

Rau is small, and plays small. He is very skilled, but likely not dynamic enough to become an NHL regular


Observations

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October 2018 – Kyle continues the battle to keep his NHL dreams alive being one of the final roster cuts Minnesota has made. Those dreams look to be on life support at this point as his size and now his age will become one more obstacle he must overcome. Rau put up decent numbers in Iowa last season (23-27-50 in 69GP) and recorded one assist in his three games with the big club. He could be in the mix for a callup or two this season but don’t expect much more from Kyle at this point. He looks destined to be a decent depth center and career AHLer not worth a roster spot on your fantasy squads. Tyler Matson

July 2017 – Minnesota native and former captain of the University of MN Golden Gophers Kyle Rau agreed to a one-year, two-way, deal with the Wild after not recieving a qualifying offer from the Panthers. The diminutive center skated in 33 Florida contests over the past two campaigns, totaling two goals and an assist. He spent the bulk of his time in the AHL during that time registering 27 goals and 28 assists in 111 total games between Portland and Springfield. Kevin Wickersham 

February 2016 – Rau was recalled in late February and got his first taste of NHL action. Florida has been hit with injuries allowing for the opportunity, but regardless the diminutive Rau has been enjoying a successful season with the Pirates netting 17 goals through 47 games. He will very likely be demoted once the Panthers get healthy so he can continue playing key minutes in key situations to continue his steady development. The skilled forward has a proven track record of scoring after he averaged over a point per game during his time with the University of Minnesota. – Lee Rayson

December 2015 – Rau has gotten off to an excellent start to his first