ESPN.com’s NHL Draft Blog highlighted several standouts at USA Hockey’s National Junior Evaluation Camp in Lake Placid last week, and 2013 fourth round draft pick Hudson Fasching was one of six players to receive a full paragraph of evaluation.
“He had a really good week,” said Lucia, whose Minnesota team recruited Fasching and will coach him in college this season. “I thought he tracked the puck well, he did a good job penalty killing and he played with some pace.”
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The 6-foot-2, 213-pound Fasching recorded an assist in the United States’ 5-1 victory over Canada at the 1980 Herb Brooks Arena to conclude the camp. He posted 36 points (11-25=36) and 58 penalty minutes in 65 games with the USNTDP’s U-18 team last year. As noted above, he’s about to begin his freshman year at the University of Minnesota.
The surprise of the camp for me, I saw Fasching establish a role for himself as more of a defensive-minded power forward with good physicality and a solid on-ice work ethic. Fasching was doing well at both ends of the ice and was creating some chances in tight with his big frame and footwork.