Philadelphia Flyers: Top 10 Prospects entering 2018

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10. David Kase, LW [21] (5-128, 2015)

Stats (Mora IK, SHL): 44 gp, 9 g, 14 a, 23 p, 1 PPG, 4 GWG, .52 pts/g (5 pgp, 1 g, 2 a, 3 p, .6 pts/g).

David Kase was one of the best young forwards in the SHL last season, putting up 23 points and nine goals in 44 games. He was tied for sixth in points amongst players under 21, and was fifth in assists, tenth in points per game, and tied for fifth in goals amongst players under 21. In the playoffs, Kase was tied for ninth in goals amongst U21s and was sixth in points per game.

Kase was one of the best young forwards in the SHL last season

Kase improved his game in the playoffs, going from .52 points per game to .6, and looks like a good goal scorer. He’ll need to prove he’s able to transition his game to North America while playing in the AHL. With a talented Lehigh Valley roster, Kase will be able to show what he can do with talented teammates, and the Philadelphia Flyers will be able to determine whether he’s a playmaker or goal scorer, and what his NHL potential is.

He’s not NHL ready yet, and he’ll need to have a good show in the AHL. Right now, it appears that Kase can be a third-line scorer, but not much more. The Flyers are a team with a lot of talented prospects, and while Kase is definitely one of them, he’s not one of the nine best.