He scored just two assists in 17 games of the USHL schedule this year. Scouts are impressed by Faber’s active stick and ability to defend the blue line off the rush. Kleven's hockey road is about to get real interesting. Last year’s draft set an especially high bar with nine Americans selected in the first round, including Jack Hughes at first overall. Born January 10th, 2002 — Fargo, North Dakota Kleven does not have the offensive skills necessary to be a number one defender in the NHL. His best asset, though, is his vision, which allows him to find open teammates and create chances in the offensive zone. Kleven will need to continue to work on his skating and offensive game to contribute at the next level.eval(ez_write_tag([[580,400],'thehockeywriters_com-large-mobile-banner-1','ezslot_0',666,'0','0'])); Central Scouting Final Rankings: 40th (among NA Skaters). Graduating with them means a lot to me, being back home means a lot to me. His gap control can sometimes be inconsistent, and he is often caught puck chasing at the end of a long shift in his own end. At 6-foot-4 and … ", Projection: No. "I should be getting ready for this world tournament coming up here. 1 Owen Power - Michigan. While he is already strong for his age, he could add more strength, like most teenage prospects. In order to reach the next level, though, Smilanic will need to improve his decision making and spatial awareness, especially when carrying the puck. Team: US U-18 (USHL) UND commit Tyler Kleven of Fargo, who plays for the U.S. Under-18 Team, makes a hit in a game against Northern Michigan earlier this season. "The draft got pushed back as did the NHL Combine, which I was going to go to. After that went back to Plymouth (Michigan). 58102, Lefse face masks fly off the shelves at Stabo Scandinavian Imports, Altony's Italian Cafe and Wine Bar forced to relocate; owner launches GoFundMe campaign to help with expenses, Wahpeton school board rejects mask requirement, Sioux Falls unfazed by Sanford Health merger, HQ exit, UND recruits Tyler Kleven, Jake Sanderson set to face future team, Kleven embraces return back to hometown representing USA. 190 lbs. Though we aren’t expecting that kind of showing for the Americans at the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, there will still be a bevy of talent available over the course of the two days. He is also good at using his long stick to cut down passing lanes. Gino Reda hosts a weekly syndicated radio show that profiles the excitement, news and insight of Canadian Amateur Hockey across Canada. GRAND FORKS, N.D. – (UND Athletics) Freshman defenseman Tyler Kleven was selected in the second round by the Ottawa Senators in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft on Wednesday morning. Center Thomas Bordeleau was the top-scoring player for the USNTDP this past season, collecting 16 goals and 46 points in 47 games. Birthdate. A teammate of Colangelo, Brisson put up 24 goals and 59 points in 45 games for the Chicago Steel of the USHL last season. Once he gets it, he’s either looking to move it quickly to a teammate, take a shot on net, or dump it into a safe area. Tyler Kleven, USA NTDP (Credit: Rena Laverty) Kleven makes a great first pass out of his zone. He doesn’t have a lot of poise and creativity with the puck. He keeps good gap control against the rush and pushes forwards to the outside, taking them away from prime scoring areas. He racked up 96 penalty minutes and continued to develop his physical brand of hockey that has made him a highly touted prospect on defense. He's able to find teammates moving up the middle. Central Scouting Final Rankings: 29th (among NA Skaters). If he continues to progress, Kaiser projects as a future power-play quarterback at the NHL level. Enter for a chance to win $25,000.00 and awesome weekly prizes! He was better in the USNTDP’s college exhibition schedule, putting up two goals and eight assists for 10 points in 28 games. He can get his slapshot off as a one-timer as well. With his excellent speed and edgework, Wyatt Kaiser is one of the better skating defensemen available in this year’s draft. The Fargo, North Dakota native is committed to playing hockey for the University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks next season. He doesn’t have top end speed but he manages to keep up the pace of the game. He's so defensively sound with good positioning and the ability to close gaps." He sometimes shies away from the middle of the ice and may project better as a winger.eval(ez_write_tag([[250,250],'thehockeywriters_com-large-mobile-banner-2','ezslot_3',674,'0','0'])); Central Scouting Final Rankings: 4th (among NA Skaters). Kleven plays a very simple game at the offensive end of the ice. Committed To. He is unlikely to carry the puck through the neutral zone or to join the rush as a trailer. 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Despite his obvious skill, Sanderson is still considered a relatively raw prospect. Comparable: Brenden Dillon, Gino Reda hosts a weekly syndicated radio show that profiles the excitement, news and insight of Canadian Amateur Hockey across Canada. Central Scouting Final Rankings: 20th (among NA Skaters). His agility allows him to walk the line and open up shooting lanes and get his shot on net. You don’t see many pure stay-at-home defensemen in hockey these days, but Tyler Kleven is doing his best to keep the breed alive. Top 5 Underrated American Prospects in the 2020 NHL Draft, 3 Hidden Gems the Maple Leafs Should Consider Drafting. With just 21 points in 65 games spread across the United States National Team Development Program (USNTDP) and United States Hockey League (USHL) last season, Faber isn’t particularly known for his offensive game. He is a terrific passer and loves to pinch down low in the offensive zone, though he has good awareness and won’t make risky plays to leave his partner stranded against an odd-man rush. He'll start his college career this fall at UND, where he committed three years ago. Along with his excellent hands, vision, and skating, Brisson possesses an accurate shot, making him a complete offensive weapon. https://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=217762 Required fields are marked *. Tyler Kleven Main Photo: Embed from Getty Images PLYMOUTH, MI – DECEMBER 12: Tyler Kleven #43 and Drew Commesso #35 of the U.S. Nationals follows the play against the Switzerland Nationals during day-2 of game two of the 2018 Under-17 Four Nations Tournament at USA Hockey Arena on December 12, 2018, in Plymouth, Michigan. He has a very long stride with powerful thighs and excellent agility.