Hudson Fasching
Image: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Hudson Fasching

Hometown:

Apple Valley Minnesota

Currently Playing In:

NCAA

Birthday:

1995-07-28

Position:

RW

Eligible for draft:

2013

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2013

Height:

6-3

Acquired:

Trade with Los Angeles, 2014

Weight:

214 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2009-10: Hudson Fasching was the leading scorer for Minnesota's Apple Valley High School as a freshman. He scored 24 goals with 18 assists and was +18 with 12 penalty minutes. The Eagles captured the Section 3AA championship and finished fourth in the state – falling to Hill-Murray in the third-place game. Fasching was selected by Kelowna in the 8th round (163rd overall) of the 2010 WHL Bantam Draft and taken by Chicago in the 20th round (289th overall) of the 2010 USHL Entry Draft.

2010-11: Fasching played in the Upper Midwest Elite League in the fall before returning to Apple Valley for his sophomore season. He was the second-leading scorer for the Eagles behind junior A.J. Michaelson, finishing with 18 goals and 32 assists and was +27 with 16 penalty minutes in 28 games. Apple Valley lost to Eagan, 1-0, in the Section 3AA Final. In 18 games with Team Southeast during the UMEHSL he scored 7 goals with 8 assists and had 12 penalty minutes.

2011-12: Fasching moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan to skate for the USA Hockey National Team Development Program's U17 squad. He scored 16 goals with 20 assists in 54 games and had 52 penalty minutes. He scored 3 goals in four games for the first-place USA squad at the Four Nations Tournament in Russia in the Fall. In five games at the 2012 U17 World Hockey challenge he scored 4 goals with 2 assists as the USA finished second. The USA U17 team capped the season winning the 2012 Vlad Dzurilla U18 tournament in Slovakia and Fasching scored 1 goal with 1 assist in three games. In December he committed to playing for the University of Minnesota in 2013-14.

2012-13: Fasching returned to Ann Arbor to skate for the USA NTDP's U18 squad and was part of the silver medal-winning USA squad at the 2013 U18 World Junior Championship. He scored 11 goals with 25 assists and had 58 penalty minutes in 67 games for the NTDP U18 team. At the WJC tournament he had 6 assists and was +4 with 4 penalty minutes in seven games. The USA lost 3-2 to Canada in the gold medal game. Fasching was ranked 70th amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting's final rankings prior to the 2013 NHL Draft. Fasching was chosen in the fourth round, 118th overall, of the 2013 NHL Draft by the Los Angeles Kings.

 

Talent Analysis

Fasching is your prototypical big power forward. He has great hands for a player with his size and is a surprisingly good skater with a powerful stride. He works well in the corners and is not afraid to muck it up in the dirty areas of the ice and in front of the net. He was an all-situations player for the USNTDP and showed great promise as a skilled two-way player, penalty killer, and leader. Consistency has been an issue with Fasching, but if a team can get him dialed in and playing every shift and every game with the same intensity he has a lot of promise.

 

Future

Fasching has committed to the University of Minnesota for the fall and will join a solid program in the NCAA. Fasching has a lot of skill to work with and the college route could help him find that consistency and every day approach to the game that has eluded him thus far. He will have three to four years to figure it out before going pro and the Kings have always seemed to have patience with college players.

Fasching was dealt by the Los Angeles Kings along with Nicolas Deslauriers to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for Brayden McNabb and draft picks.

 

Los Angeles Kings Top 20 prospects delivering in statement seasons

by Jason Lewis
on

Martin Jones - Los Angeles Kings

Photo: Kings back-up goaltender Martin Jones is one of several top prospects to have made an impact for the Kings at the NHL level in 2013-14 (courtesy of Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images)

The fall Top 20 list for the Los Angeles Kings saw the rise of some question marks about players like Jordan Weal, Nikolai Prokhorkin, and Jonny Brodzinski. Could they excel in new surroundings? Could they follow up strong years with better ones? How will they progress from the previous season?

Read more»

Kings junior prospects off to mixed starts in 2013-14 season

by Jason Lewis
on

Zac Leslie - Guelph Storm

Photo: With 13 points through 16 games, Guelph defenseman Zac Leslie ranks second among Storm defensemen in points per game this season (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

The ebbs and flows of hockey are apparent at every level, and junior is no exception. With injuries and inconsistencies, the world of hockey can be a rough ride for young players sometimes.

Read more»

Mid to late round drafting has Los Angeles Kings system filled with potentially useful players

by Jason Lewis
on

Andy Andreoff - Los Angeles Kings

Photo: The Kings prospect pool is heavy on two-way players like Andy Andreoff, a hard-nosed center who could see time on the bottom line in LA this season (courtesy of Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Kings system, while you would expect a drop off in quality due to several playoff appearances in the last few years, has remained relatively strong.

Read more»

Improving on big seasons a major storyline for the Los Angeles Kings prospects in 2013-14

by Jason Lewis
on

Kevin Gravel - St. Cloud State University

Photo: St. Cloud State defenseman Kevin Gravel will look to take another step forward in his senior season after helping the Huskies to the 2013 Frozen Four (courtesy of Scott W. Grau/Icon SMI)

It seemed like across the board, be it CHL, NCAA, or AHL, the Los Angeles Kings organization had surprise and standout performances from multiple players.

Read more»

New and old alike shine in Los Angeles Kings Top 20 ranking

by Jason Lewis
on

Tyler Toffoli - Los Angeles Kings

Photo: Reigning top prospect Tyler Toffoli was named Rookie of the Year in the AHL before he stepped up with an excellent playoff performance for the Kings (courtesy of Vincent Muzik/Icon SMI)

The Los Angeles Kings did not have much time after a conference finals exit at the hands of the Blackhawks to ready themselves for the 2013 NHL Draft. Nonetheless the Kings managed to pick up several quality players, including what was widely considered the steal of the draft in Valentin Zykov.

Read more»