David Fischer
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David Fischer

Hometown:

Apple Valley Minnesota

Currently Playing In:

NCAA

Birthday:

1988-02-19

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2006

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

Height:

6-3

Acquired:

1st round (20th overall), 2006

Weight:

185 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

Minnesota’s 2006 Mr. Hockey should be the first Minnesota high school player selected in this year’s draft. Fischer has consistently been one of the top prospects for his age and earning a spot on the Minnesota Select 16 and 17 teams in 2004 and 2005. Fischer is a three-time All-Conference Selection, and was named to the AP All-State team in 2006. Fischer attended the USA Junior Team Evaluation Camp in August 2006.

2006-07: This was the D-man’s first season with the University of Minnesota (WCHA). Appearing in all 42 games as a rookie, he netted five assists on the season. He skated with R.J. Anderson and Brian Schack for most of his freshman campaign. Besides being a part of the WCHA Champion team this season, he also competed at the 2007 US National Jr. Evaluation Camp.

2007-08: Fischer’s sophomore season with U of M (WCHA) was his best to date: two goals and 14 points (third among team D-men) through 45 games. He appeared in every match, often skating alongside Derek Peltier.

2008-09: This was the defenseman’s third season with the University of Minnesota (WCHA). Despite a leg injury, he still netted a pair of goals and 13 points through 31 games. His plus-8 rating led the D-men, and even partner Aaron Ness had less an impact as Fischer did. He made the All-WCHA Academic Team.

Talent Analysis
The tall defenseman skates strongly with a wide base. He does not rush the puck up the ice often, but he can hit the breakout pass and rarely makes a mental mistake. Fischer often stepped up to a position on the half-board for power plays and did not seem out of place fore checking and handling the puck as a forward. Fischer's strength is that he plays a steady game and makes the players around him better.
Future

Attending the University of Minnesota.