Tanner Kaspick

St. Louis Blues
Photo courtesy of NHL.com

Fantasy Summary

Potential to be a bottom-six NHL forward.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.5
NHL Certainty 3.5
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth January 28, 1998
Height 6‘1”
Weight 203 lbs
Drafted 2016 Round 4; Overall: 119

Observations

June 2018: Kaspick finished his last season in the WHL as both a captain of the Brandon Wheat Kings and a point-per-game player for the Victoria Royals post-trade. A quick skater with a bit of an edge Kaspick’s next challenge is the AHL. It’s too soon to tell if the forward prospect will be as successful on pro ice but he’s going to get plenty of opportunities with the San Antonio Rampage. Josh Epstein

September 2017 – Kaspick made progress in 2016-2017 with the Brandon Wheat Kings.  Although 19 goals and 26 assists in 49 games does not cause anybody to be elated, the five PPGs and 3 SHGs are a positive sign for Kaspick’s development.  The Blues are a patient organization and Kaspick remains a player who projects out as a bottom 6 grinding forward with some upside.  He faces increased competition longer term from newly drafted players such as Kostin and Thomas who possess more overall talent than Kaspick.  On the other hand, bottom six grinders are always in demand if they learn to play within their limitations.  Kaspick seems willing to engage in the physical aspect of the game.  The talent on the Brandon Wheat Kings in 2016-2017 meant he was playing down the lineup; and that could account for his production of goals being good but not excellent. Kaspick is playing at the Traverse City Tournament this week; and it is an especially important chance for him to showcase himself.  Kaspick seems at least two seasons away from an NHL callup. Doug Abrams

December 2016 – The Blues took their third centre of the 2016 draft by picking Tanner Kaspick of the WHL-champion Brandon Wheat Kings and recipient of the 2016 WHL Scholastic Player of the Year. Going into his draft year, Kaspick wasn’t putting up any kind of offensive numbers that would make you say “wow”. He scored just one goal in his 2014-15 rookie campaign and tallied 13 this 2015-16. He wasn’t afforded prime ice time as he had the misfortune of playing behind Nolan Patrick, Jayce Hawryluck and John Quenneville so that had a large affect on his numbers. But thanks to the graduation to the professional ranks for the later two and Patrick battling an injury that has sidelined him for all but six games this year, Kaspick has taken his game to another level. In his third WHL campaign, the assistant captain has registered 11 goals and 18 assists (a team high) in 27 games. And on a team full of minuses Kaspick is a plus-five. He’s a hard-working, heart and soul type player who’s not afraid to battle in the corners or go the greasy areas on the ice and make things happen. Brad Phillips


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Brandon Wheat Kings Bantam AA WBAAA 29 24 7 31 48 |          
 2012-2013 Brandon Wheat Kings Midget AAA MMHL 42 8 30 38 30 | Playoffs 7 3 4 7
 2013-2014 Brandon Wheat Kings Midget AAA MMHL 40 28 35 63 42 | Playoffs 7 1 10 11 10 
  Team Manitoba WCCC-16 4 4 2 6 2 |          
  Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 1 1 0 1 0 |          
 2014-2015 Team Gold U17-Dev 3 4 1 5 4 |          
  Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 53 1 17 18 15 | Playoffs 13 1 2 3
  Canada White U17 WHC-17 5 1 0 1 0 |          
 2015-2016 Team White U18-Dev 3 1 1 2 2 |          
  Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 53 13 18 31 37 | Playoffs 21 5 5 10 28 
  Brandon Wheat Kings M-Cup 3 0 0 0 0 |          
  Canada U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 0 0 0 0 |          
 2016-2017 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 49 19 26 45 75 | Playoffs 3 0 2 2
 2017-2018 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 35 12 25 37 43 |          
  Victoria Royals WHL 25 13 14 27 22 | Playoffs 2 1 2 3
  Manitoba Moose AHL 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 1 0 1 1
  WHL All-Stars Canada/Russia Series 2 0 1 1 7 |          
 2018-2019 San Antonio Rampage AHL 37 4 2 6 10 |          
  Tulsa Oilers ECHL 6 0 1 1 4 |          

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