The Philadelphia Flyers announced today they have signed forward David Kase (pronounced: kah-SHEH) to an entry level contract, according to general manager Ron Hextall.
Kase is the Flyers' fifth-round pick (128th overall) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
Below are news & notes on Kase:
DAVID KASE (KAH-sha)
DRAFTED: 5th Round, 128th overall (2015)
PREVIOUS TEAM/LEAGUE: Mora - Swedish Hockey League (SHL)
AGE: 21 (1-28-1997)
BORN: Kadan, Czech Republic
VITALS: 5'11", 164 pounds
* He is coming off his first season in Sweden's top pro league (SHL), the same league where prospects Oskar Lindblom and Felix Sandstrom played, after spending the previous two season in the Czech Pro League.
* With Mora in the SHL, he posted nine goals and 14 assists for 23 points in 44 regular season games. He also added three points (1g-2a) in five playoff games.
* He has competed in three World Junior Championships for the Czech Republic and served as an alternate captain in his final two years (2016 & 2017). In total, Kase has competed in 14 World Junior Championship games for the Czech Republic.
* Since being drafted in 2015, Kase has been a part of the Flyers Summer Development Camp in all three seasons.
Hextall on Kase in 2016:
"He plays and competes. He's just a dog out there, [meaning] he hounds the puck. The skill level is there. He is a smart player. He stays on the right side of the puck… For where we got him in the draft and his upside, we're very happy. He's a great kid and he just loves to play the game."