|Written by Rich Dillon|
March 2013 – Rau followed up his great rookie campaign, where he was named to the WCHA All-Rookie Team and posted 43 points, with a solid sophomore campaign in which he once again broke the 40-point barrier with 15 goals and 25 assists. His 40 points for the University of Minnesota were good enough for 9th in the WCHA, while his seven game-winning goals lead the entire conference. Rau has shown he knows how to use his speed to be a successful goal scorer despite his size, and will likely return to the Gophers for his junior season. The question will be whether his size becomes an issue once he turns pro, as it clearly isn’t a drawback at the college level. Nathan Kanter
February, 2012 – Kyle Rau is a small, skilled forward with great quickness. Currently in his freshman season at the University of Minnesota, Rau is averaging a point per game playing against bigger and older competition. His play reminds me of Vancouver prospect Jordan Schroeder.
Rau is small, and plays small. He is very skilled, but several years away from taking a run at a NHL job.
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