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It will be a long road to the NHL for this late seventh round pick, but Stucker has solid offensive skills and won’t hurt himself on defense. Check back as his USHL and NCAA careers progress.


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June 2019 – Stucker finished up his freshman season with the Minnesota Gophers (NCAA). Offensively he did not impress, registering just three assists in 21 games. He did show good discipline however having accumulated only six penalty minutes. It was surely a season of adjustment for the St. Paul native. His numbers should improve with more ice-time and responsibility in his sophomore campaign. For as long as he remains in the NCAA, he will carry no fantasy value. Frank Pellegrini


December 2018 – Stucker is playing in his first season with the University of Minnesota in the NCAA. He is pointless through seven games. He stands at 6-3 but needs to add some bulk to his frame. As a seventh-round pick, Stucker will likely face a long road to the NHL. The Blue Jackets’ have a deep defense core so there may not even be an opportunity for him to make the team. If he ever becomes NHL-ready, it likely would not be sooner than 2021. The Blue Jackets’ defense is deep so there may not be an opportunity for him to make the team at that time. Frank Pellegrini


December 2017 – Currently a member of the USHL champion Chicago Steel, Stucker approaches 2018 tied for sixth among league defenseman in scoring with three goals and 10 assists in 22 contests. In his first post-high school action, he’s proven more than willing to shoot the puck, standing second in Steel rearguard SOG with 44. A former Colorado College commit, he recently swtiched plans and will attend the University of Minnesota. Stucker starred with highly-regarded St. Thomas Academy of Mendota Heights which produced New York Islander Anders Lee, and faced top USHS competition in the Minnesota Metro East Conference. He registered 51 points (40 assists) in 31 games during his senior prep campaign, and earned praise as a well-rounded defender, excelling in all zones and facets of the game. Stucker ranked 88th among 247 North American skaters in NHL Central Scouting’s final 2016-17 rankings. Having turned 19-years-old just a few months ago, Stucker is still growing but already quite tall. He could add bulk to help contend with larger opponents as he transitions to more advanced NCAA competition. Kevin Wickersham

Fantasy Upside 2.0
NHL Certainty 4.0
Country USA
Position D
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth September 30, 1998
Height 6‘3”
Weight 179 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 7; Overall: 210


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 St. Thomas AcademyUSHS-MN12 0 11 0|        
 2014-2015 St. Thomas AcademyUSHS-MN25 6 1218 10|Playoffs6 0 11
  St. Thomas AcademyMN State3 0 11 2|        
 2015-2016 St. Thomas AcademyUSHS-MN25 3 1821 16|Playoffs3 1 34
  Team MAP South Hockey UMHSEHL21 0 88 30|        
 2016-2017 St. Thomas AcademyUSHS-MN25 8 3240 20|Playoffs6 3 811
  St. Thomas AcademyMN State3 1 34 0|        
  Team MAP South Hockey UMHSEHL19 0 1313 40|Playoffs3 1 34
 2017-2018 Chicago SteelUSHL34 4 1519 26|        
  Fargo ForceUSHL22 1 1213 8|Playoffs14 2 810 12 
 2018-2019 Univ. of MinnesotaNCAA21 0 33 6|        
 2019-2020 Univ. of MinnesotaNCAA35 2 68 4|        
 2020-2021 Univ. of MinnesotaNCAA23 0 55 2|        
 2021-2022 Univ. of VermontNCAA34 4 1014 12|        
 2022-2023 Univ. of VermontNCAA33 3 1215 21|        
  South Carolina StingraysECHL10 1 67 2|        
 2023-2024 Iowa HeartlandersECHL25 0 1111 12|        
  Utah GrizzliesECHL10 0 66 2|