Martin Kaut

Colorado Avalanche
image courtesy of Les Despiteurs

Fantasy Summary

All-around scoring winger with top-six potential


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.5
NHL Certainty 8.5
Country CZE
Position RW
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth October 2, 1999
Height 6‘2”
Weight 176 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 1; Overall: 16

Observations

November 2018 – Barring injury, Kaut will be playing for the Czechs in the upcoming WJC. This will be an excellent chance for him to be leaned on as one of the team’s top scorers. Hayden Soboleski

November 2018 – Kaut took his assignment to the AHL in stride, and it was clearly the right move as he continues to adjust to North America. His 11 points in 19 games so far is by no means disappointing, but he has room to grow as his shot rate (just under 2 SOG/game) needs to jump and he needs to become a converter on the PP if he hopes to be an NHL scorer. The brains are there and he looks physically ready for pro, the scoring touch just needs to catch up. Hayden Soboleski

 

September 2018 – After surviving a few rounds of cuts in training camp, Kaut has finally been assigned to the AHL to begin the 2018-19 season. He looked very close to NHL-ready, with pro stature and decision-making. A little bit more of a killer instinct and he’ll be making a real push for a top spot next year. The AHL route worked perfectly for Rantanen, so we can only hope Kaut develops similarly. Hayden Soboleski

 

June 2018 – The Avalanche have selected Kaut with their 1st-round pick of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Finishing the year ranked as the 4th best European skater by Central Scouting, being selected 16th overall was appropriate and a perfect fit for one of Colorado’s greatest depth chart needs – skilled forwards. Kaut showed modest production in the Czech league, especially as his responsibility and TOI increased, but really burst onto the scene at the WJC where he scored 7 points in 7 games. He competes hard and is competent in all three zones. 

 

The biggest question mark around Kaut is the surgery he underwent after the draft combine, where a minor heart-rate condition was identified. He is expected to be fully recovered in time for training camp. 

Hayden Soboleski


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Pirati Chomutov QC Int PW 2 0 1 1 2 |          
 2012-2013 Kraj Vysocina U15 MMCR 5 1 2 3 0 |          
 2013-2014 HC Zdar nad Sazavou U16 Czech U16 30 12 15 27 28 |          
  Kraj Vysocina U15 ODM 8 5 4 9 1 |          
 2014-2015 HC Zdar nad Sazavou U16 Czech U16 24 32 32 64 28 |          
  HC Pardubice U16 Czech U16 7 5 5 10 4 | Playoffs 5 1 0 1
  HC Pardubice U18 Czech U18 6 2 1 3 6 |          
  Czech Republic U16 (all) International-Jr 17 3 6 9 6 |          
 2015-2016 HC Pardubice U18 Czech U18 13 6 13 19 12 | Playoffs 6 6 7 13 10 
  Czech Republic U17 WHC-17 5 1 1 2 4 |          
  Czech Republic U17 (all) International-Jr 18 11 15 26 16 |          
 2016-2017 HC Dynamo Pardubice Champions HL 4 0 1 1 0 |          
  HC Pardubice U20 Czech U20 22 4 12 16 24 |          
  HC Dynamo Pardubice Czech 26 0 1 1 6 | Relegation 3 0 1 1
  HC Dynamo Pardubice Czech Q - - - - - | Qualification 3 0 2 2
  Czech Republic U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 1 3 4 6 |          
  Czech Republic U18 WJC-18 5 1 1 2 16 |          
  Czech Republic U18 (all) International-Jr 27 10 18 28 36 |          
 2017-2018 HC Dynamo Pardubice Czech 38 9 7 16 14 | Playoffs 7 3 2 5
  Czech Republic U19 (all) International-Jr 4 3 4 7 0 |          
  Czech Republic U20 WJC-20 7 2 5 7 6 |          
  Czech Republic U20 (all) International-Jr 19 5 11 16 10 |          
  Czech Republic EHT 5 0 1 1 4 |          
  Czech Republic (all) International 9 1 7 8 6 |          
 2018-2019 Colorado Eagles AHL 23 5 7 12 14 |          
  Czech Republic U20 (all) International-Jr 2 0 2 2 4 |          
  Czech Republic U20 WJC-20 - - - - - |          

Highlights