Fasching recognized at WJC evaluation camp

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.

From Corey Pronman ($):

“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.”

Unfortunately there’s a paywall attached to the article, so you won’t be able to read it in its entirety. The full evaluation can be found in the comments section here, with a stick tap to cup4kings for the copy-paste.

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.

UPDATE: Via Chris Peters of The United States of Hockey:

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.

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