50 Players, 50 Days: Blake Kryska
April 10, 2020
During the current and unforeseen cancelation of the 2019-20 season, the players in the NAHL saw their seasons cut prematurely short. In some cases, players saw their junior hockey careers come to an end as well. However, the NAHL got together a decided to highlight some of those players, who were born in 1999 and were in their final season of playing junior hockey.
As a result, we present a new series entitled: 50 players in 50 days
50 players in 50 days will select 50 players from each of the 26 NAHL teams this past season that were born in 1999, are currently uncommitted, and deserve some recognition during their time spent playing and developing in the NAHL. Over the course of the next 50 days, we will take time out to look at their accomplishments, review their season, and provide some background on their NAHL careers. Players will be initially highlighted in alphabetical order by team. Enjoy!
Blake Kryska, Defenseman, Minnesota Magicians
Minnesota Magicians and NAHL Top Prospects defenseman Blake Kryska, 21, just ended a lengthy and successful junior career in the NAHL.
The 6’2/203 lbs. native of Grand Blanc, Michigan, had his best career season in 2019-20 as he recorded 19 points (5 goals, 14 assists) in 47 games played this season while serving as Assistant Captain for the Magicians.
Kryska was also selected to and played in the 2020 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament for the Midwest Division team, where he had one point in two games.
“Blake is a fantastic individual. His experience in our league brought us leadership and reliability. He has worked hard to move onto play NCAA hockey and we are confident that opportunity is coming soon,” said Magicians head coach AJ Bucchino.
Kyrska made his NAHL debut during the 2016-17 season with the Wichita Falls Wildcats and also played for the Austin Bruins and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights during his NAHL career. In 157 career NAHL games, Kryska recorded 43 points.
Prior to playing in the NAHL, Kryska played for the Oakland Jr. Grizzlies.