Tanner Kaspick

by dabrams2021 on September 10, 2017

Tanner Kaspick, C/LW

Shoots: L

Height: 6-01

Weight: 203

Born: 1998-01-28

Hometown:  Brandon, MB

Drafted: 4th round, 119th overall 2016 by St. Louis

 

Observations:

September 2017 - Kaspick made progress in 2016-2017 with the Brandon Wheat Kings.  Although 19 goals and 26 assists in 49 games does not cause anybody to be elated, the five PPGs and 3 SHGs are a positive sign for Kaspick’s development.  The Blues are a patient organization and Kaspick remains a player who projects out as a bottom 6 grinding forward with some upside.  He faces increased competition longer term from newly drafted players such as Kostin and Thomas who possess more overall talent than Kaspick.  On the other hand, bottom six grinders are always in demand if they learn to play within their limitations.  Kaspick seems willing to engage in the physical aspect of the game.  The talent on the Brandon Wheat Kings in 2016-2017 meant he was playing down the lineup; and that could account for his production of goals being good but not excellent. Kaspick is playing at the Traverse City Tournament this week; and it is an especially important chance for him to showcase himself.  Kaspick seems at least two seasons away from an NHL callup. Doug Abrams

 
 

December 2016 – The Blues took their third centre of the 2016 draft by picking Tanner Kaspick of the WHL-champion Brandon Wheat Kings and recipient of the 2016 WHL Scholastic Player of the Year. Going into his draft year, Kaspick wasn’t putting up any kind of offensive numbers that would make you say "wow". He scored just one goal in his 2014-15 rookie campaign and tallied 13 this 2015-16. He wasn’t afforded prime ice time as he had the misfortune of playing behind Nolan Patrick, Jayce Hawryluck and John Quenneville so that had a large affect on his numbers. But thanks to the graduation to the professional ranks for the later two and Patrick battling an injury that has sidelined him for all but six games this year, Kaspick has taken his game to another level. In his third WHL campaign, the assistant captain has registered 11 goals and 18 assists (a team high) in 27 games. And on a team full of minuses Kaspick is a plus-five. He’s a hard-working, heart and soul type player who’s not afraid to battle in the corners or go the greasy areas on the ice and make things happen. Brad Phillips

 

Fantasy Outlook: C-

Bottom six forward that might score a few goals through sheer hard work and determination

 

Footage:

At 0:14 Kaspick getting to the front of the net with his stick on the ice for the tap in goal

 

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