Rena Laverty and the NTDP

Fantasy Summary

A mobile defenseman with good skating skills and an adequate two-way game


Observations

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March 2022 – Behrens did not make the final cut for Team USA at the WJC but that has not slowed him down in college. He sits at three goals and 27 points in 30 games played, good for top-five among all NCHC d-men. He puts up nearly 2 shots and over 1 block per game in addition to his points, which may give him some multi-cat value despite being a smaller player. He will likely stick with the Denver Pioneers for at least another campaign, but his transition to college has been promising thus far. Hayden Soboleski

December 2021 – Fantasy riser alert – Behrens is having a breakout rookie campaign with the University of Denver with 13 points in 14 games (1st among rookie defenders in the NCHC). His mix of playmaking offensive and defusing defense has earned him an invite to the Team USA WJC selection camp. Still listed at 5’9″ he remains an undersized defender who will have to work twice as hard for the same amount of opportunity, but his passing vision has made him a legitimate prospect in the pipeline for the Avs. Hayden Soboleski

 

July 2021 – Behrens was selected in the second round, 61st overall by the Colorado Ava