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Fantasy Summary

Responsible two-way forward who plays with pace. May not become an elite scorer but projects pretty safely as a reliable top-nine forward in the NHL.


Observations

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July 2022 – Kasper has been selected by the Detroit Red Wings with the eighth overall pick in the 2022 NHL Draft. Nick Richard

May 2022 – Kasper represented his country Austria in Men’s Worlds in Tampere, Finland. Despite only notching two assists and no goals in 7 games, his overall showing was positive as he was one of Austria’s leading forwards. His great awareness, great pace and good playmaking ability were on display. He had a good season for Rögle in the SHL as well and this tournament just strengthened his draft stock, as I think he would be a good pick late first round. Eetu Siltanen

December 2021 – Kasper, an Austrian import playing in Sweden, earned 10 games in the SHL as a draft-1 player in 2020-21 and his strong play has helped him secure a full-time role with Rögle this season. He has played more games in the SHL this season than any other draft-eligible player, averaging just under 12 minutes of ice time per game for one of the top teams in the league.

As you might expect for a player who has grabbed hold of a regular job in the SHL at 17 years of age, Kasper is a solid two-way center who exhibits maturity all over the ice. He isn’t the flashiest player but he has good puck skills and can make creative passes when presented with time and space. Kasper has already shown the ability to execute with pace in one of the top profess