Team USA Hockey

Fantasy Summary

A cerebral, puck-moving defender with plenty of two-way upside.


Observations

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June 2023 – Kaiser was one of the youngest defenseman, at just 20, to crack the Blackhawks lineup this season albeit only for nine games.  He still needs more time in the AHL and will in all likelihood be back with the Icehogs next season. Puneet Sharma

 

September 2022 –Kaiser played at the World Juniors this past summer for Team USA. Over a five game span he had two goals and one assist. Drafted 81st overall in 2020 the 6-0 185lbs defenseman has earned a solid reputation at the University of Minnesota-Duluth over the past two years. He posted 29 points over a 62 game span. The Blackhawks organization is very excited about Kaiser and his progression. Expect to see Kasier return back to Duluth this coming season to further develop his game and add a little more size to his overall frame however  there may be a good chance that he gets an opportunity to crack the lineup next year. Puneet Sharma

 

October 2020 – Kaiser was drafted 81st overall by the Blackhawks. Kaiser is expected to spend at least two years in college before turning pro.  Jokke Nevalainen

 

September 2020 – Playing in the Minnesota high school circuit for the majority of his draft-eligible campaign, Kaiser was a big fish in a small pond. He captained the Andover Huskies to a ridiculous 26-1-4 record while putting up 34 points in 26 games. He also spent a dozen games in the USHL with the Dubuque where his points didn’t translate as much, but his heady, steady game did. Kaiser is a late July birthday and will likely spend a full season in the USHL ahead of his projected entrance to the University of Minnesota-Duluth in the fall of 2021. This is a raw player with a lot of development left to achieve. Whoever selects him will need patience. However, he’s an intelligent player with a lot to like about his skill set. There’s very real upside here.  Cam Robinson

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 4.0
Country USA
Position D
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth July 31, 2002
Height 5‘11”
Weight 170 lbs
Drafted 2020 Round 3; Overall: 81

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Team Minnesota Brick Invitational6 0 22 6|Playoffs1 0 00
 2016-2017 MN Blackhawks 14U AAAMNBEL 14U13 1 12 -|        
 2017-2018 Andover High USHS-MN22 3 1013 14|Playoffs3 1 23
  MN Sharks 15U AAAMNBEL 14U14 2 68 -|        
  Minnesota Blades 15U AAANAPHL 15U4 3 25 6|        
 2018-2019 B16 - Section 7 MNHP-163 0 11 -|        
  B16 - Red (Final 54)MNHP-163 0 00 -|        
  Team Royal USA-S165 0 22 2|        
  Andover High USHS-MN25 9 2029 28|Playoffs3 1 23
  Minnesota Blades 16U AAA 16U AAA- - -- -|        
 2019-2020 B17 - Section 7 MNHP-173 2 13 -|        
  B17 - White (Final 54)MNHP-173 2 02 -|        
  Team Black USA-S175 0 22 2|        
  USA U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup4 0 00 2|        
  Andover High USHS-MN25 9 2534 26|Playoffs6 2 79
  Dubuque Fighting SaintsUSHL11 0 33 6|        
 2020-2021 Univ. of Minnesota-DuluthNCAA28 0 1010 26|        
 2021-2022 Univ. of Minnesota-DuluthNCAA34 2 1719 46|        
  USA U20 WJC-20 Cancelled1 0 11 2|        
  USA U20WJC-205 2 13 2|        
 2022-2023 Univ. of Minnesota-DuluthNCAA35 5 1823 48|        
  Chicago BlackhawksNHL9 0 33 4|        
 2023-2024 Chicago BlackhawksNHL32 0 77 22|        
  Rockford IceHogsAHL37 4 1418 46|Playoffs4 0 22
 2024-2025 Rockford IceHogsAHL- - -- -|        

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