2019 Leafs Prospect Rankings – The Long Shots: Mike Koster

Mike Koster

Position: LHD 

Physical: Height: 5’9, Weight 172lbs

2018 TLN Prospect Ranking: N/A

Draft Information: 2019 NHL Draft, Round 5, 146th overall

Next up in The Leafs Nation’s prospect rankings, we have Mike Koster (which for some reason is pronounced “Kester”, not like “Coaster”). The Chaska, MN native spent last season playing most of his games ripping the US Minnesota High School league to shreds for Chaska High, where he served as the team’s captain. Koster also played 15 games for Tri-City in the USHL, where he is expected to play full-time in 2019/20 before heading to the University of Minnesota the following season.

Here’s a little bit about Koster and why we’ve put him in the “Long Shots” tier.

Scouting Report
I profiled Koster’s game in-depth here, but I’ll provide you with a shorter scouting report in this article anyways.

Mike Koster is a prototypical new-age defenceman. By that, I mean that he is a blueliner who can skate well, move the puck up the ice with control, and, simply put, do fun things like this:

Koster isn’t a burner, but his speed is decent, and his edgework is very …

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Author: 51Leafs / The Leafs Nation

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