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Kyle
Masters

Masters has deceptive and agile skating abilities. There’s a focus on hip flexibility, bounce, and unpredictability as opposed to power. It’s rare to see him traverse the ice with consistent straight-line strides. Instead, he’s constantly opening up his body to the play, shoulder faking, taking lateral steps, and crossing over to create space. This agility…

Date of Birth
April 9, 2003
Position
Defense
Height
6'0"
Draft Year
2021
Place of Birth
Edmonton, AB  
Shoots
Right
Weight
161 lbs
Draft Result
4/118 (MIN)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Jun 7/21 Masters Kyle 22206 – Edmonton vs. Red Deer WHL by Justin Froese View Report
Mar 12/21 Masters Kyle 21788 – Calgary vs. Red Deer WHL by Justin Froese View Report
Mar 9/21 Masters Kyle 21774 – Calgary vs. Red Deer WHL by Donesh Mazloum View Report
Feb 14/21 Masters Kyle 21721 – Red Deer vs. Winnipeg WHL by Justin Froese View Report
Feb 10/21 Masters Kyle 21699 – Tri-City vs. Red Deer WHL by Joel Henderson View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2020-2021 Red Deer Rebels whl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019-2020 Red Deer Rebels whl 24 2 1 3 0.13 -7 21
July 23, 2021
FCHockey releases 2021 NHL Draft Guide
July 23, 2021
2021 NHL Draft – FCHockey’s Draft Directory
July 22, 2021
FCHockey’s FULL Seven-Round Staff Mock
July 7, 2021
FCHockey releases Final ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
June 14, 2021
Notebook: Masters, Malatesta, Stenman & More
April 23, 2021
FC releases Spring ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
April 15, 2021
Bell’s 10 Takes: Buium, Lambos, Under-18s & more
March 15, 2021
Notebook: Bolduc, Lucius, Morrow & More

Masters has deceptive and agile skating abilities. There’s a focus on hip flexibility, bounce, and unpredictability as opposed to power. It’s rare to see him traverse the ice with consistent straight-line strides. Instead, he’s constantly opening up his body to the play, shoulder faking, taking lateral steps, and crossing over to create space. This agility is used to great effect both on the breakout and in the offensive zone. He has quick bi-directional lateral movement at the offensive blue line and neutralizes aggressive defensive structures very effectively just by his ability to keep incoming opposition guessing. Masters is very engaged offensively and is always moving to create lanes and opportunities. He never admires his passes as he looks to fill space for a return pass. As his confidence improves, the more layers of his offensive game present themselves. He has a really nice risk/reward barometer. Masters’ ability to win battles down low and protect the net-front have seen the most improvement and it stems from a noticeable growth and strength spurt since last season. One area of his offensive game that will need improvement to really unlock his offensive potential is his shot. He puts himself in more high-danger areas than your average defenseman, however his ability to bury those opportunities needs work. There isn’t much pace in either his wrist or slap shot and he doesn’t seem to pay much mind to placement either. His defensive game is still a work in progress however it’s not a huge weakness either. Surprisingly, his biggest issue is in defending off the rush. He has the feet to keep up with even the speediest attackers, but he makes some coverage mistakes, especially if the opposition changes the point of attack to east/west by weaving or stopping up and finding a trailer. There are moments of aggression to his game but that level of grit and competitiveness is not always displayed. Defensively, he can be passive with positioning, letting plays come to him and getting pushed back in his zone, playing small at the net and the puppet in a grand production. He appears to let opponents dictate his reaction and seldom steps up to tighten gaps or angle his opponents, despite for the most part showing good stick detail and quickness to do so.

– FCHockey’s 2021 NHL Draft Guide