|Assets:||Has the size National Hockey League scouts look for in a rearguard, plus he has shown the ability to produce offense from the back end. Owns a very good point shot.|
|Flaws:||Needs to prove he can continue to produce as he climbs the ladder at the professional hockey level. Must also play with more consistency in terms of his physicality.|
|Career Potential:||Big defenseman with some upside.|
|WCHA||Second All-Star Team||2013-14|
|3/11/2014||Signed as an undrafted free agent by the New York Islanders to a two-year entry-level contract.|
|3/11/2014||Signed as a free agent by the New York Islanders to an entry-level contract.|
Czuczman gets lots of ice time in NHL debut | 03/19/2014 10:00 AM
NewsKevin Czuczman logged 20:06 minutes in his NHL debut on Tuesday.
New York Newsday
ImpactCzuczman took a two-minute minor for hooking and finished the game with a minus-two rating in the Islanders' 6-0 loss to Minnesota. He admitted to being nervous and how quickly guys move in the NHL was a new experience for him. "My job's going to be that adjustment, catching up to the speed, but I'm confident in my skating ability and feel I can play at this level," he said.
Look for Kevin Czuczman to debut on Tuesday | 03/18/2014 1:19 PM
NewsKevin Czuczman will make his NHL debut on Tuesday against Minnesota.
ImpactCzuczman is projected to play alongside Travis Hamonic. Before he signed with the Islanders, he had 10 goals, 21 points and 73 penalty minutes in 2013-14 with Lake Superior State University.
Kevin Czuczman could make NHL debut | 03/15/2014 9:57 AM
NewsKevin Czuczman could make his NHL debut Saturday night for the Islanders against the Sabres.
ImpactThe defenseman recently signed an entry-level contract witht he club. He had 10 goals, 21 points and 73 penalty minutes with Lake Superior State University.
Czuczman feels comfortable with Islanders | 03/14/2014 10:27 AM
NewsKevin Czuczman said part of the reason he chose to sign with the Islanders was because he felt comfortable with them.
New York Newsday
Impact"Jeff Napierala, their scout, he's been watching me since I was a freshman. He saw something in me and he deserves a lot of credit," Czuczman said. "Doug Weight [Islanders assistant coach and a former Lake Superior player] has talked to me a lot, too. And I worked out this summer with John Tavares and Ryan Strome." Czuczman inked an entry-level deal with the Islanders after the undrafted free agent made a name for himself in the NCAA. He will skip the minors for now, but he might spent a couple games in the press box before making his Islanders' debut.
|3/15/2014||NYI||Buf||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|3/14/2014||NYI||SJ||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|Goals||0||13 times-last:at Buf||last:Apr 13|
|Assists||1||2 times-last:vs. Ott||last:Apr 8|
|Points||1||2 times-last:vs. Ott||last:Apr 8|
|Penalty Minutes||6||at Car||Mar 25|
|Plus/Minus||1||4 times-last:vs. Wsh||last:Apr 5|
|Power Play Goals||0||13 times-last:at Buf||last:Apr 13|
|Power Play Points||0||13 times-last:at Buf||last:Apr 13|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||13 times-last:at Buf||last:Apr 13|
|Shorthanded Points||0||13 times-last:at Buf||last:Apr 13|
|Shots||4||vs. Ott||Apr 8|
|Penalty Minutes||14||2013-14 (NYI)|
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