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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.


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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 professional leagues in the world and though he may not become an offensive driver at the NHL level, he consistently makes smart plays to facilitate and help sustain possessions for his team. A versatile player with poise and smarts, Kasper could climb draft boards if he is able to show a bit more offensive upside in the second half of the season. Nick Richard

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 8.0
NHL Certainty 8.5
Country AUT
Position C
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth April 8, 2004
Height 6‘1”
Weight 187 lbs
Drafted 2022 Round 1; Overall: 8

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2017-2018 EC-KAC U18ICEJL14 7 1118 4|Playoffs3 0 00
 2018-2019 EC-KAC U18ICEJL30 9 6372 18|Playoffs8 3 912
 2019-2020 EC-KAC U18ICEJL22 29 3463 18|Playoffs5 9 918
  EC-KAC Future TeamAlpsHL3 1 12 0|        
  EC-KAC Future TeamAustria20 0 00 0|Playoffs2 1 01
 2020-2021 Rögle BK J18J18 Region7 3 58 29|        
  Rögle BK J20J20 Nationell6 2 02 6|        
  Rögle BKSHL10