The Ducks selected left wing Ondrej Kase with the 205th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA.
Kase spent the majority of the 2013-14 season playing for Chomutov in the top men’s league in the Czech Republic where he registered seven points (4-3—7) in 37 games. He also skated for Chomutov’s junior team for seven games, picking up 15 points (5-10—15).
At the 2014 World Junior Championship, Kase tallied three points (1-2—3) in five games with the Czech Republic, including the game-winning goal versus Slovakia that clinched a spot in the quarterfinals.
Kase skated for the Czech Republic at the 2012 Ivan Hlinka Memorial, recording five points (3-2—5) in five games. He also represented his country at the 2012 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge and was named one of his country’s top three players at the 2013 Under-18 World Championship after registering three points (1-2—3) in five games.
His brother, David (draft eligible in 2015), was an assistant captain for the Czech Republic at the 2013 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge and won a silver medal for his country at the 2014 Under-18 World Championship. His father, Robert, also played professional hockey in the Czech Republic before spending five seasons in Germany. He is now an assistant coach with Chomutov after only a few months as head coach of the club’s under-16 team.
"Ondrej is a good mobile skater with speed and acceleration. He's a very good playmaker with excellent puck-handling skills. He needs to bulk up, but he's still a fearless competitor who leads by example." -- Director of European Scouting, Goran Stubb
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