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Fantasy Summary

Responsible and skilled scoring winger with decent size and middle-six potential


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October 2020 – After coming over to the Oilers organization as part of the Andreas Athanasiou trade, Kuffner recorded two assists in four games for the Bakersfield Condors. The 24-year-old winger is an RFA and it is yet to be seen as to whether or not Edmonton intends to bring him back. At this point, even if Kuffner is extended, he should be considered AHL depth. Jameson Ewasiuk

March 2020 – Much like with many of the sought after college free agent signings, Kuffner is finding the adjustment to the pro level to be a tough one. As an AHL rookie, Kuffner recorded nine points in 32 games for the Grand Rapids Griffins before being traded to the Oilers where he has played four games for the Bakersfield Condors and recorded two assists. His numbers are pretty pedestrian and he will turn 24 in June which works against him. Expectations should be kept low at this point. Jameson Ewasiuk

February 2020 – Kuffner has been traded from Detroit to Edmonton.  Jokke Nevalainen

March 2019 – The Red Wings signed left-shooting winger Ryan Kuffner to a two-year entry-level contract right out of college and immediately gave him a taste of NHL action, playing just over seven minutes in his first professional game. The Canadian scored 22 goals and added 22 assists for 44 points in just 31 games playing for the Princeton Tigers this season. He scored a total of 75 goals in 132 games over his four seasons in college which is a Princeton record. One of the more sought after college prospects, Kuffner has good size, is smart and quick with a nose for the net and finds the open spots to receive passes. Kuffner sees himself as a very competitive player, and he will need that going forward as he tries to earn himself a permanent spot on the Red Wings roster.  Mark Hillier

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 3.5
Country CAN
Position LW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth June 12, 1996
Height 6‘1”
Weight 194 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2009-2010 Ottawa Jr. 67s U14 AAAHEO U1427 9 2029 2|Playoffs11 9 1019
 2010-2011 Ottawa Jr. 67s U15 AAAHEO U1523 12 2638 8|Playoffs11 7 815
 2011-2012 Ottawa Jr. 67s U16 AAAOEHL U1624 11 2031 8|Playoffs9 1 1011
  Ottawa Jr. 67s U16 AAAOHL Cup6 3 58 0|        
 2012-2013 Ottawa Jr. 67s U18 AAAOEHL U1828 27 3663 4|Playoffs12 9 918
  Rockland NationalsCCHL3 0 00 0|        
  Ottawa Jr. 67s U18 AAATCQ-O7 2 810 0|        
  Ottawa Jr. 67s U18 AAATelus Cup7 4 711 2|        
 2013-2014 Rockland NationalsCCHL49 22 2345 8|        
 2014-2015 Rockland NationalsCCHL49 33 3770 16|        
  Canada East U19WJAC-195 1 12 0|        
 2015-2016 Princeton Univ.NCAA31 5 1520 4|        
 2016-2017 Princeton Univ.NCAA34 19 1736 2|        
 2017-2018 Princeton Univ.NCAA36 29 2352 6|        
 2018-2019 Princeton Univ.NCAA31 22 2244 8|        
  Detroit Red WingsNHL10 0 00 0|        
 2019-2020 Grand Rapids GriffinsAHL32 6 39 2|        
  Bakersfield CondorsAHL4 0 22 0|        

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