Kale Clague

by Philip on September 10, 2016

 

 


 

Kale Clague, D

Shoots: L

Height: 6-0

Weight: 176

Born: 1998-06-05

Hometown: Lloydminster, AB

Drafted: 2nd round 2016 (51st overall)

 

Observations:

September 2016 – Following a season that saw Kale Clague boast 43 points in 71 games (13 NHL equivalent points) with the Brandon Wheat Kings, Clague was selected in the second round of the 2016 NHL draft. The Kings, although lacking a first-round selection, get a top-end offensive defenseman who many (including Bob McKenzie) believed would be selected higher. Clague played on an excellent team (on a second pairing behind Ivan Provorov). After missing most of his rookie season, he started slowly, which likely contributed to him falling to a lower draft position. Already a dynamic skater with an excellent pass, Clague will need to bulk up before playing stronger competition. Provorov, in whose shadow Clague has been playing, will likely turn pro this season, leaving a spot for Clague on the top pairing. Much of his success this season could be determined by how much strength the 177-pound defenseman can add. Philip Kamhi

 

Fantasy Outlook: B

Clague projects to be an offensively talented second-pairing defenseman, with first pairing power-play potential.

 

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