Fantasy Summary

Mobile offensive defenseman with good size who’s defensive game improved greatly in the NCAA. His upside remains modest at best, especially in multicategory leagues.


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June 2022 – Buium transitioned phenomenally well to the NCAA from the USHL. He was able to adapt to the Pioneers’ defensive system at the University of Denver and was able to help them all the  way to the NCAA championship. He played the third most minutes for defenders behind Sean Behrens and Michael Benning for the Pioneers and was able to drive play with a 63% Fenwick, which was fourth on the team for all skaters. He has good size and uses it to position himself to protect the puck and outmuscle opponents, but he does not throw many hits. He has a good shot, but barely registered three shots every two games and just over a block in the same amount of games. He will not likely contribute too much in multicategory leagues and I am not sure he has a high points upside, but he is looking likely to get NHL games. Victor Nuño

Fantasy Upside 4.5
NHL Certainty 6.0
Country USA
Position D
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth March 26, 2003
Height 6‘3”
Weight 209 lbs
Drafted 2021 Round 2; Overall: 36


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Western Selects Brick Invitational6 1 23 0|Playoffs1 0 00
 2015-2016 Los Angeles Jr. Kings QC Int PW4 0 11 4|        
 2016-2017 Los Angeles Jr. Kings 13U AAA13U AAA47 18 1735 16|        
  Los Angeles Jr. Kings 13U AAAT1EHL 13U5 1 34 4|        
 2017-2018 Shattuck St. Mary's 14U AAA14U AAA29 4 1115 4|        
 2018-2019 Team Columbia USA-S154 0 00 -|        
  Shattuck St. Mary's 16U AAA16U AAA54 7 2431 22|        
 2019-2020 Team Gold USA-S165 1 23 0|        
  Shattuck St. Mary's 16U AAA16U AAA46 14 4357 10|        
  Sioux City MusketeersUSHL3 0 11 2|        
 2020-2021 Shattuck St. Mary's 18U PrepUSHS-Prep17 2 1113 2|        
  Sioux City MusketeersUSHL50 4 2226 27|Playoffs4 1 23
 2021-2022 Univ. of DenverNCAA39 3 1518 12|        
 2022-2023 Univ. of DenverNCAA38 4 1721 18|        
 2023-2024 Univ. of DenverNCAA31 7 2128 8|