The Boston Bruins satisfied a need ahead of Monday's NHL trade deadline by acquiring forward Ondrej Kase in a multi-player trade with the Anaheim Ducks.
The 24-year-old gives the Bruins valuable right wing depth, and it's possible he could fill that spot on the second line alongside David Krejci and Jake DeBrusk. Kase has tallied 23 points (seven goals, 16 assists) in 49 games this season. His injury history is concerning, but if he can stay healthy, the speedy and skilled forward could be a very productive offensive player come playoff time.
Kase has played his entire four-year career with the Ducks, so Bruins fans probably haven't seen many of his highlights. Well, we've got you covered. Here's a look at some of Kase's best highlights with Anaheim.
--Let's start with Kase's first career NHL hat trick. His three goals helped the Ducks earn a comeback win over the Dallas Stars last season.
--Last month, Kase showed off his playmaking ability with a beautiful spin pass to set up an Adam Henrique goal.
--Kase showed off his skill and patience on this goal against the Ottawa Senators in 2017.
--Goal scorers aren't afraid to go to the net, and Kase has no issue being in the mix near the crease.
--Kase has 13 games of playoff experience over two postseason runs with the Ducks. In Game 6 of the 2017 Western Conference final versus the Nashville Predators, Kase was moved up to Anaheim's top line and responded with a goal in the first period.
--It pays to never quit on a play, and Kase's determination on this play helped him score the game-winner in overtime.
--The Bruins are one of the league's worst shootout teams this season. They have scored only four goals in shootouts and have lost all seven they've played in. Kase has four shootout goals (on five attempts) this season by himself.
The best shootout goal of his career came against the Carolina Hurricanes in December of 2016.
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