Shane Gersich

Washington Capitals
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Fantasy Summary

Drafted late he is currently a boom or bust type of player. As of now he appears to be on track to become a fast skating bottom six forward


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 6.5
Country USA
Position LW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth July 10, 1996
Height 5‘11”
Weight 174 lbs
Drafted 2014 Round 5; Overall: 134

Observations

September 2019 – Gersich was sent down to Hershey at the tail end of training camp as there really is no room on the Capitals up front. This is a good development for Gersich as he really needs to stand out in a veteran heavy Hershey squad up front for the 2019-2020 season. Hopefully he can break out in the AHL as he really needs his skills to come through to become an NHLer. His speed would carve him out an NHL career but if his hands can catch up it will extend his career for sure. Pat Quinn

 

June 2019 – In his first AHL season, Gersich played fine in a bottom six role scoring 24 points in 66 games. His speed was routinely evident but his hands, and linemates, had a hard time keeping up. Surprisingly, Gersich posted 57 penalty minutes as that was out of the ordinary for his career. Going forward Gersich needs more AHL time, and to post better scoring numbers, before it can be seen if he can produce in the NHL. Pat Quinn

 

March 2019 – Gersich has taken his usual progression when moving up to a higher league, and that is to slowly  come along. So far he has 19 points in 51 games a respectable rookie amount, as he also missed a chunk of December with an injury. His speed is apparent every night but his hands have yet to catch up as they eventually do. Gersich is shooting two shots per game on average as he tries to stay quite involved. Pat Quinn

 

September 2018 – Gersich has been sent down to the Hershey Bears as he can clear waivers and the Capitals have too many forwards. Gersich brought speed and skill to the bottom six during his preseason games, and looked good playing NHL players. Top line time in the AHL should help Gersich develop and his demotion was not performance related. Pat Quinn

 

March 2018 – Gersich has forgone his final year of University to sign a two-year entry-level deal with the Capitals. The Capitals plan is to have Gersich go through NHL practices and may even start him in a game or two, but with Trotz’s relectance to play rookies do not expect him to get much NHL time when he does play. His speed will be a major asset going forward for the Capitals, but it is a little unknown as to what his scoring will turn out to be. As of this current season do not expect much. Pat Quinn

 

March 2018 – Gersich is playing on a mediocre North Dakota team this season but even with middling numbers his play has been great most nights. He has 27 points in 36 games which is 10 points away from last seasons total with four games remaining, he likely will not hit that total. Gersich is tied for the team lead in goals with 11, and is again leading his team in shots. He is still unsigned by the Capitals but they will look to sign him as the teams prospect pool is getting thinner and thinner. Pat Quinn

 

April 2017 – Gersich ramped up his play this season for the University of North Dakota and put his previous season in the dust. He finished the year with 37 points in 40 games, with 21 of those being goals. The kid is fast and has great hands and if he can keep this high level of play up the Capitals may have gotten a great pick in the fifth round. From what I have heard he will be playing one more year in the NCAA but I could be wrong. He could play a role in the ECHL/AHL for the 2017-2018 season if he makes a big impression during training camp… and signs an ELC. Pat Quinn

 

Sept 2016 – Last season was a trying season for Gersich as he played in only 37 games due to injuries. He managed to post 11 points in those games as he could never get back into rhythm playing in a tighter, faster, and stronger league. Hopefully he can adjust to the league and be better prepared for this upcoming season. He will be back at the University of North Dakota in a top six role. Pat Quinn

 

Nov 2015 – Gersich has played six of the University of North Dakota’s past 10 games as he started out the season injured. In those six games he has registered four goals and has 18 shots, making him second on the team in goals scored as two players are tied for first with five. Pat Quinn

 

July 2015 – Gersich finished his last season in the USHL and looks to play up to three years for the University of North Dakota in the NCAA. He will look to build on his size, playmaking, and shooting to transition to playing in the AHL/NHL. Pat Quinn

 

March 2015 – At the completion of his last USHL season for the Omaha Lancers Gersich ended the season with 46 points, 26 of them goals, in 47 games. Gersich ended up leasing his team in goals and had 48 more shots than his next closest teammate, all while playing the least amount of games in the team’s top 10 scorers. He will look to continue to develop his game by playing for the University of North Dakota in the NCAA next season. Pat Quinn

 

January 2015 – Gersich is currently sitting in second on his team in points with 33 in 28 games. Gersich is leading his team in goals with 18, eight more than the next closest teammate. A very promising statistic is Gersich’s willingness to shoot the puck as he has registered 116 shots on net (4.14 shots-per-game). He has 40 more shots than his next closest teammate, and he sits seventh in the league overall. He is looking to be a great fifth round pick by the Capitals. Pat Quinn

 

October 2014 – Drafted in the 5th round out of the USNTDP Juniors and US National U18 Team, Gersich is a speedy agile winger with a strong shot. He is currently playing in the USHL where he has nine points in eight games and more importantly is tied for second in goals and shots. He is a young prospect with a lot of potential but it is unknown right now if he can develop that potential into a future. He is one to monitor in very deep leagues. Pat Quinn


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 Holy Family Catholic USHS-MN 23 16 23 39 20 | Playoffs 2 0 2 2
 2011-2012 Holy Family Catholic USHS-MN 20 30 30 60 21 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0
  USA U16 YOG 6 3 1 4 6 |          
 2012-2013 Holy Family Catholic USHS-MN 24 28 34 62 35 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0
  Team Southwest UMHSEHL 7 5 3 8 0 |          
  Omaha Lancers USHL 6 1 0 1 19 |          
 2013-2014 USNTDP Juniors USHL 26 8 8 16 4 |          
  U.S. National U18 Team USDP 61 16 16 32 18 |          
  USA U18 WJC-18 7 0 0 0 2 |          
 2014-2015 Omaha Lancers USHL 52 27 23 50 32 | Playoffs 3 1 1 2
  U.S. National U18 Team USDP 1 0 0 0 0 |          
  USA U19 WJAC-19 4 2 1 3 0 |          
 2015-2016 Univ. of North Dakota NCAA 37 9 2 11 16 |          
 2016-2017 Univ. of North Dakota NCAA 40 21 16 37 20 |          
 2017-2018 Univ. of North Dakota NCAA 40 13 16 29 18 |          
  Washington Capitals NHL 3 0 1 1 0 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0
 2018-2019 Hershey Bears AHL 66 8 16 24 57 | Playoffs 9 1 2 3
 2019-2020 Hershey Bears AHL 21 3 5 8 10 |          

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