Christian Fischer
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Christian Fischer

Hometown:

Wayne Illinois

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1997-04-15

Position:

RW

Eligible for draft:

2015

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2015

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

2nd Round (32nd Overall), 2015

Weight:

212 lbs.

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History

2012-13: Christian Fischer played for the Chicago Mission midget minor program. In 25 games he scored 12 goals with 14 assists. He made a verbal commitment to play college hockey at Notre Dame in 2015-16, Fischer attended the USA Hockey evaluation camp in March and committed to joining the NTDP program in 2013-14. 

2013-14: Fischer joined the NTDP program in Ann Arbor, Michigan — skating for the program’s U17 team — and played for the gold medal-winning USA U17 squad at the 2014 World Hockey Challenge. Fischer scored 19 goals with 23 assists and 23 penalty minutes in 54 regular season games for the NTDP U17 team. He scored 2 goals with 4 assists and 2 penalty minutes in six games at the WHC. The USA defeated Canada Pacific, 4-0, in the gold medal game. 

2014-15: Fischer was the fifth-leading scorer for the NTDP’s U18 team and played for the gold medal-winning USA U18 team at the 2015 World Junior Championship. He scored 32 goals with 33 assists and 22 penalty minutes in 66 games for the NTDP U18 team. Fischer scored 1 goal with 7 assists and was +2 in seven games at the WJC. The USA defeated Finland, 2-1, in the gold medal game. Fischer skated for Team Olczyk in the 2014 All-American Prospects game and was invited to the NHL Prospects Combine in June. He was ranked 37th amongst North American skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings. Arizona selected Fischer in the second round (32nd overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft and in August 2015 he signed a three-year entry level contract with the Coyotes.

Talent Analysis

Fischer does a lot of little things correct, and very rarely makes costly mistakes. He doesn’t have a high offensive ceiling, but his positioning, grit, and shot release make him a capable talent upon whom opponents need to keep an eye.

Future
Fischer was originally set to play college hockey at the University of Notre Dame in 2015-16 after finishing two years with the USNTDP before signing a contract with the Coyotes. He will attend Arizona's training camp before playing for the Windsor Spitfires in the OHL this season. As a power forward, Fischer will need time to develop the supplementary areas of his game but he appears to fit the vision of the type of franchise the Coyotes are looking to develop.

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