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NHL draft 2015: Philadelphia Flyers select David Kase with 128th overall pick

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With the 128th pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, the Philadelphia Flyers have selected David Kase of KLH Chomutov in the Czech Extraliga. Kase, a forward, was a member of the Czech WJC team last year and was ranked 11th among European skaters by Central Scouting. ISS had him ranked at 76th overall.

ESPN's Corey Pronman had him ranked at No. 30 (!) overall. Here's what he wrote about Kase:

Kase had a very interesting season, playing all year in the Czech second division, and while he didn't put up great numbers considering the quality of that league, he was impressive in international play. Other than his size and physical game, Kase's game is positive in almost every other aspect.

He's a quick, shifty skater who can lead a rush and is elusive in tight spaces. He's a great playmaker, who can dictate the play on the man advantage with his skill and vision. He also shows the willingness and hockey IQ to be an effective defensive player; as he gains strength, that aspect of his game should improve even more. He hasn't really produced gaudy numbers, but on a scouting level, I think he's looked fantastic at times and has the ability to be a potential home run for the team that lands him.

Here are his stats: