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Fantasy Summary

Big-bodied, energetic winger with decent playmaking tools and an intelligent game. Needs to use his body to his advantage more, but could develop into a bottom-six power forward.


Observations

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July 2022 – The Devils opted for the massive winger with their fifth-round, 141st-overall pick in the 2022 NHL Draft, hoping they can turn his size into the advantage it could truly be. Although Hauser brings a lot of energy to the table, his physicality itself isn’t as much of a strength — his body-positioning and leverage in puck battles needs some work. Otherwise, there is a lot more to Hauser’s game than meets the eye. His ability to find soft ice and clean up rebounds, his east-west playmaking, especially off the rush, and his edgework are above-average and could combine to help him make the NHL in some respect. Hauser’s versatility and size could very well see him nail a bottom-six role, but don’t expect premier offense from the Czech native. Hadi Kalakeche