David Kase

by Edric on February 7, 2017

David Kase - Photo Courtesy of piratichomutov.cz

David Kase, C/LW

Shoots: L

Height: 5-11

Weight: 170

Born: 1997-01-28

Hometown: Kadan, CZE

Drafted: 2015 by Philadelphia Flyers, 128th overall

 

 

 

 

Observations:

February 2017 – Though he still has some work ahead of him, David Kase has been able to better acclimate himself to the pace of the Czech Extraliga putting up more points in less games in his second tenure with Chomutov Pirati. His puck-moving capabilities make him someone for opposing teams to always remain mindful of as he can conjure plays for others out of seemingly nothing. Edric Joseph

 

July 2016 – As a teenager playing in a men's league, Kase wasn't afforded many opportunities. He suited up for 30 games in the Czech Extraliga - the top league in the Czech Republic, playing mostly in a bottom-line role with limited ice time. The diminuative forward produced just one goal and two points while splitting the rest of his season playing for a Division 1 squad and in the under-20 league where he showed much better. Despite being a first round selection in the OHL import draft in 2015, it appears Kase will continue to develop in his home country until he's ready to jump the pond and make a professional debut. the 5'10 forward is a real puck hound and plays much larger than his frame suggests. He also displays nice offensive skills but will need to gain plenty of strength to be able to continue producing at higher levels. Cam Robinson

 

June 2015 – David Kase is a very dynamic offensive talent who has shown immense skill at times while disappearing at others. He could go anywhere form the second round to undrafted as with the growing trend that most sub six foot forwards with skill aren’t as popular of late. Kase has shown this could be a big mistake too overlook him, but then again if he’s not going to be thrown into a top six role it will be hard for him to break in at the NHL level. He’s a prospect to sit on and monitor over the next couple years. However, he will need to marinate overseas and possibly in the AHL before he gets his shot at an NHL gig. Kase had 7G-8A-15PTS in 8GP with KLH Chomutov U20 and 7G-7A-14PTS in 30GP with KLH Chomutov of the Czech second men’s division. Travis Watson

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: C

Kase has the skill to be a top six NHLer, but does he have the size, work ethic and strength. That will be decided in time, but for now he’s a player to watch.

 

 

Footage:

Kase swept in and converted a Team Canada turnover into a beauty OT Winner.:

 

 

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