High energy, physical, pro-framed right-shot defensive defenseman. Lays heavy hits and will matchup and shutdown opponents top players. Shows capable puck moving ability, along with exceptional leadership qualities. As a prototypical stay-at-home defenseman, he has additional value in peripheral category leagues including hits, blocks, PIMS, and plus minus.
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June 2022 – Bauer inked his three-year ELC on May 30th, just one day before his draft rights were set to expire. The Seattle Thunderbirds captain is currently battling for a WHL championship, down 3-1 in the series. A mid-season MCL tear cost the blueliner over three months of his season, but he did not skip a beat in his March return to the lineup. In fact, his second game back is textbook Bauer, featuring an assist, plus three rating, seven PIMS, two shots on goal, and one of the most spirited scraps I have ever seen (link here if interested