Mark Kastelic

Ottawa Senators
https://hitmenhockey.com/

Fantasy Summary

Projectable bottom-six forward who was drafted as an overage player. A feisty player who has a nose for the net.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.5
NHL Certainty 5.5
Country USA
Position C
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth March 11, 1999
Height 6‘3”
Weight 220 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 5; Overall: 125

Observations

February 2020 – The Calgary Hitmen captain has been playing well recently. He is over a point-per-game in his 20-year-old season in the WHL. Ideally, he would be producing at a higher rate as one of the older players in the league but he has continued to progress in his overall game. Kastelic is unlikely to reach the 47-goal plateau that he got to last year but he should still put up solid numbers overall. He projects as an AHL forward who could eventually crack the bottom-six at the NHL level. He could bring added value as the net-front presence on a powerplay unit if he can improve his hands just a bit. Tony Ferrari

October 2019 – The physical forward seems to be a late bloomer. He was drafted in his D+2 year after putting up 47 goals on a shooting percentage north of 18%. Some regression should be expected but he’s had a hot start to the season with three goals and an assist in three games. He is the captain of the Calgary Hitmen and shows all of the intangibles a team could want in a player. He’s consistently lauded for his work ethic and his dedication to being better. He doesn’t possess the raw skills that many 47-goal scorers have but he is a gritty player who can cash in around the net. He’s a bit of a “garbage man” who can be a physical presence around the net front. His skating seems to have improved but it needs some work still. He isn’t an NHL lock by any means but he could carve out a role in a team’s bottom-six and play on the second power-play unit in a net-front position. Tony Ferrari


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 Phoenix Jr. Coyotes Bantam AAA T1EBHL 13 7 7 14 12 |          
  Phoenix Jr. Coyotes Bantam AAA Bantam 51 29 23 52 12 |          
 2014-2015 Team Purple USA-S15 5 1 2 3 - |          
  Phoenix Jr. Coyotes U16 T1EHL U16 24 5 10 15 38 | Playoffs 4 1 3 4
 2015-2016 Team Red U17-Dev 3 0 0 0 0 |          
  Calgary Hitmen WHL 59 5 5 10 39 | Playoffs 5 0 1 1
 2016-2017 Team Red USA-S17 5 1 1 2 - |          
  Calgary Hitmen WHL 67 13 22 35 65 | Playoffs 4 0 1 1 10 
  USA U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 0 0 0 4 |          
 2017-2018 Calgary Hitmen WHL 71 23 22 45 93 |          
 2018-2019 Calgary Hitmen WHL 66 47 30 77 122 | Playoffs 9 6 3 9 18 
 2019-2020 Calgary Hitmen WHL 51 33 28 61 73 |          

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