Brendan Guhle

by Max Marko on December 5, 2016

 Brendan Guhle - photo courtesy: sabres.nhl.com

Brendan Guhle, D

Shoots: L

Height: 6-2

Weight: 181

Born: 1997-07-29

Hometown: Sherwood Park, AB, CAN

Drafted: 2nd round 2015 by Buffalo, 51st overall

 

 

 

 

Observations:

December 2016 - December 2016 - After a slow start to the year on a slumping Prince Albert Raiders team, Brendan Guhle has found new life after being traded to the Prince George Cougars. In just five games with the club, Brendan Guhle has scored three times, already surpassing his total this year in Prince Albert. Guhle’s speed is still very prominent and his smooth skating and agility helped him earn an emergency recall from the Buffalo Sabres. Although once thought that Ghule would be having a down year, his transition from the Raiders to the Cougars allows him to see more ice-time, as well as more responsibility on special teams, specifically the powerplay. Two of his three goals with Prince George have come on the powerplay, which is a terrific sign for a defenseman like Ghule who likes to sneak down into the zone for scoring chances. Brendan Guhle will most likely make his NHL debut on December 3rd against the Boston Bruins. Max Marko

April 2016 – Guhle finished his third WHL year losing in the first round of the WHL playoffs in five games. Guhle immediately signed an Amateur Try Out (ATO) and has joined the Rochester Americans for their final six games. It isn't likely the Amerks will make the Calder Cup playoffs, but the AHL games Guhle plays will help his development against bigger, stronger men then what he is used to in the WHL. Look for Guhle to get some powerplay time with the Amerks and quite a bit of playing time to showcase his defensive skills. Paul Zwambag

 

August 2015 – An entry-level contract has been officially signed, three year deal at $575,000 per year. Guhle will return to the Prince Albert Raiders of the Western Hockey League for the 2015-16 season. Paul Zwambag

 

June 2015 - Drafted 51st overall, but his role is likely not going to be a power-play guy. Especially in this organization, although you can never say never. Dobber

 

June 2015 – Guhle is a tough prospect to project as he has some excellent tools however has yet to put them all together. He is an excellent skater and really bounces around the ice. He covers a ton of ground and is always in the thick of the action. Guhle also shows an ability to make very clever outlet passes. When he’s on his game he can be an extremely effective two-way defenseman. The issue facing Guhle is his inability to string together his flashes of brilliance. While he is an effective puck mover he is prone to the occasional mental lapse and he can use overall improvement in his play without the puck. Regardless of where he gets drafted, Guhle is a long term project and therefore his fantasy impact won’t be felt for a while. Additionally his overall offensive potential is limited by a below average shot however with added strength this aspect of his game could see natural improvement. Donesh Mazloum

 

Fantasy Outlook: C-

A raw but intriguing two-way defenseman, likely won't be an elite point producer but he has the potential to chip in some secondary scoring.

                 

Footage:

Guhle goes toe to toe with Macklin:

 

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