Watch: NAHL Now Alumni Series with Brock Kautz
December 22, 2016
In a new video series for the 2016-17 season, the North American Hockey League (NAHL) is please to feature their extensive list of alumni in the NHL, NCAA and beyond in a new series entitled the NAHL Now: Alumni Series.
The NAHL Now: Alumni Series will be a regular video segment that highlights an alumni of the NAHL, who are currently playing in the NHL, NCAA or elsewhere as we try and catch up with their current situation, as well as, take a look back during their time playing in the NAHL.
We also try and get some feedback from coaches who constantly scout the league looking for players and who have made a lasting impact on the league
During a recent trip to Minnesota for another great NAPHL and NAHL Future Prospects event, the NAHL traveled to Mariucci Arena to catch up with some alumni at the University of Minnesota, which included former Minnesota Wilderness, Janesville Jets and NAHL Top Prospects goaltender Brock Kautz.
Kautz made his Gophers debut on March 5, 2016 against Michigan State, making eight saves in 35:30 of play and earned first letter.
Prior to playing for Minnesota, he spent five seasons in the NAHL including 2014-15 with the Minnesota Wilderness under Gophers All-American Corey Millen • backstopped the Wilderness as the organization captured its first-ever Robertson Cup in 2015 and was named Most Valuable Player of the Robertson Cup Finals after allowing just one goal in two games (best-of-three series) • only goal against in the finals came in a four-overtime 2-1 series-opening win – the longest game in NAHL history at one hour, 33 minutes and three seconds • pitched a 26-save shutout to complete the sweep in a 4-0 win to capture the Robertson Cup • posted 10-straight playoff wins in route to the title and led all NAHL goalies in the playoffs with a 10-1 record, a 1.43 GAA and a .944 save percentage • recorded a 14-8-1 regular-season record in 2014-15 with a .906 save percentage and a 2.33 GAA • skated with fellow Gopher signee Darian Romanko with the Wilderness • began his NAHL career with the Owatonna Express in 2010-11 and went on to spend three seasons (2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14) with the Janesville Jets • appeared in 126 career NAHL regular-season games with a 57-53-12 record, six shutouts, a 2.73 GAA and a .911 save percentage • also appeared in 13 career NAHL playoff games • competed in the 2013 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament for the Midwest Division team.