Chase Lang

Hometown:

Nanaimo British Columbia

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1996-09-13

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2014

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2014

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

6th round (167th overall), 2014

Weight:

176 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2010-11: Chase Lang skated for the Pursuit of Excellence program in British Columbia. He was selected by the Calgary Hitmen in the fifth round (89th overall) of the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft.

2011-12: Lang appeared in five games with the junior A Alberni Valley Bulldogs in the BCHL as a 15-year-old and was the leading scorer for the North Island Silvertips midget major team. He had no points nor penalties skating with the Bulldogs. Lang scored 29 goals with 32 assists and had 52 penalty minutes in 40 games for North Island. The Silvertips finished seventh in the BC midget league — three points out of the playoffs.

2012-13: Lang saw limited ice time with Calgary in his first WHL season — skating in 44 of 72 regular season games. He scored 4 goals with 7 assists and was -2 with 10 penalty minutes. The Hitmen finished second in the Central Division and lost to Edmonton in the Eastern Conference Finals. A healthy scratch for much of the playoffs, Lang made his debut in the second round series against Red Deer after an injury to Pavlo Padakin and was -1 with no points nor penalties in five playoff games.

2013-14: Lang skated in 68 regular season games for Calgary in his second season; providing secondary scoring and physical two-way play as the Hitmen finished first in the Central Division. He scored 10 goals with 15 assists and was +13 with 52 penalty minutes. Calgary was upset by Kootenay in the first round of the playoffs with Lang recording 3 assists and finishing -1 with 13 penalty minutes in the six-game series. Not among the 210 North American skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings, he was selected by Minnesota in the sixth round (167th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Talent Analysis

Lang is a bit light and not overly gifted offensively but is a smart, responsible center who can play in any role. While he has been a point-per-game scorer in his third WHL season, his skill set does not suggest he will be a big-time offensive player but rather the type of player who does a lot of things well and is defensively aware.

Future

Lang skated for the Wild in the Traverse City prospect tournament and was invited to Minnesota's training camp before being returned to the Calgary Hitmen for the 2014-15 season. Now in his third year in the WHL, he has shown an offensive side to his game while skating with fellow NHL prospects Adam Tambellini (NYR) and Radel Fazleev (PHI). The maturation of his offensive game is encouraging but his calling card as a pro will likely be two-way play and the ability to be a responsible defensive forward.

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