Prospect Info: Martin Kaut RW (2018 #16 overall) l ELC signed 7/5/18

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  1. RoyIsALegend

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    2018 #16 overall

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    The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club selected forward Martin Kaut with the 16th overall pick in the first round of the 2018 NHL Draft tonight at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.

    Kaut, 18, spent the 2017-18 campaign with HC Dynamo Pardubice in the Czech Republic's top professional league and recorded 16 points (9g, 7a) in 38 games. The Brno, Czech Republic, native split the 2016-17 campaign with Pardubice and HC Dynamo's junior team, registering one point (0g, 1a) in 26 outings with Dynamo and 16 points (4g, 12a) in 22 contests with the under-20 squad.

    Kaut has represented his country in numerous international events, including the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship in Buffalo, N.Y., where he ranked fourth on the team with seven points (2g, 5a) in seven games en route to a fourth-place finish at the tournament. His five assists were tied for third on the team and second among the Czech forwards. The 6-foot-2, 176-pound right wing helped his country win gold for the first time at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in 2016, tallying four points (1g, 3a) in five games.

    Kaut is the first Czech forward to be drafted by the Avalanche since selecting Vaclav Nedorost with the 14th overall pick in 2000. Colorado has now chosen a player from a Czech league in two consecutive drafts, after picking goaltender Petr Kvaca in the fourth round (114 overall) last summer.

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    I'm on board. Would have rather had a guy with higher pure scoring upside like Bokk, but I love his compete level and two-way game.
     
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    Like the pick. Excited to see him develop!
     
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    I guess he can play in the AHL next year.
     
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    Gross tbh
     
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    Wanted Smith or Veleno but I'm a CHL nut who never really watches hockey overseas so perhaps this was an incredible pick. Hope he's Hejduk 2.0.

    Eurolanche will be happy.
     
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    i wanted Bode Wilde, but this guy seems like a good landeskog replacement
     
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    Welcome! What kind of NHL timeline are we looking at?
     
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    Was my early favorite. The kid has NHL size, good skills, and puts effort in on both sides of the puck. We needed a right shot winger in the system too.
     
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    A poor-man's Hossa seems like a good comparison. Good wheels, has a scoring touch, will play a 200ft game but won't throw the body around.
     
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    Greer - Shvyry - Kaut could be a nice line for the Eagles...just saying...
     
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    I am on board. I hope that heart issue is not going to cause him problems.
     
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    3 hours ago I said to my close friends "I'm not even sure if Zadina is the best Czech in this years draft."


    Pretty much sums up my thoughts on the pick. I love it
     
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    I wonder if they have him make the jump to the AHL next season. Have him take the Rantanen route.
     
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    I hope we convince him that his development will be much better off down the street with the Eagles as opposed to the Czech Elite League.
     
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    I'm assuming he's playing in the A next season?
     
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    Long highlight video, all from games over the past 8 months.

     
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    Never watched him before today. Oh boy his WJR highlights look great. Here's his my draft page check out his vids
    I like the pick already.
     
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    High floor, low ceiling guy?
     
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    Does anyone know if he had surgery already for his heart condition?
     
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    I am happy, his WJC was awesome. Reminded me a bit of Mikko's WJC in his draft year. (obviously less talent but)
     
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    I think after one year in the AHL he'd be able to step in as a middle 6 forward for us with 50+ points upside in a few years.
     
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    Alright... I like him. Also, AHL next year
     
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    Man the Eagles are going to be loaded with great prospects next year. Going to be really exciting to track our own AHL farm team for a change and one loaded with young talent.

    Super pumped Kaut is already planning on playing in the AHL. Hope he can mimic the progress Chytil made this year although that’s a really really high bar.
     
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    I love today.
    I love Grubauer
    I actually love Orpik
    This (Kaut) is the perfect right winger for Jost
     

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