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Red Wings Prospect Kasper Going Back To School, Sweden

Red Wings first-round pick Marco Kasper is going back to Sweden for more schooling on the ice and in the classroom



Marco Kasper, NHL entry draft prospect
Red Wings 2022 first-round draft pick Marco Kasper is confirming he'll be playing for Rogle this season.

It’s not really breaking news, but Marco Kasper, the top selection of the Detroit Red Wings in the 2022 NHL entry draft, is confirming that he is playing in Sweden again this season for Rogle of the SHL.

The eighth overall pick in the draft is doing so in order to continue his school – both as a hockey player on the ice and as a student in the classroom.

One of Kasper’s objectives for the 2022-23 campaign is to be contuining his education and completing his high school diploma.

“I want to do the third year (of high school) and graduate,” Kasper told HD-Sporten. “I’ve always said that I want to do my schooling everywhere. Schools are important to me.”

Kasper was also making the decision not to perform for Austria at the current IIHF World Junior Championship in Edmonton. As part of the process for resuming his education and picking up where he left with Rogle, he felt he needed a break from competitive hockey.

“Last season was very long and ended with the senior WC (for Austria),” Kasper said. “I want to take some time off, because I haven’t had the chance to do it as much as I wanted. Then I had to go to school too.”

Rogle Making Kasper A Center Of Attention

Kasper’s Rogle teammates this season will be including fellow Red Wings draftees defenseman William Wallinder and forward Theodor Niederbach.

Kasper’s role with European Champions League winners Rogle grew as the season continued. Rogle coach Cam Abbott is anticipating that this development will continue to expand in the upcoming season.

That also figures to involve Kasper working much more frequently as a center for Rogle. Center Leon Bristedt was departing from Rogle over the summer. the club didn’t opt to sign a veteran replacement. This is seemingly creating the opportunity for Kasper to move into his natural position on a more regular basis.

“I can see him getting some time in the middle, yes,” Abbott said.

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Whatever the case, Kasper’s ultimate gameplan is to savor each moment of what figures to be his last season in Europe.

“I try to enjoy everything,” Kasper said.