Former Dells Ducks Forward on his NAHL Advancement
Following the 2015-16 season, Kaplan earned a call up to the NAHL's Kenai River Brown Bears. Kaplan, who is one of four players on the Kenai River roster that developed at the Tier 3 level, describes himself as a "smaller, grittier" Forward. We sat down with Kaplan at the 2016 NAHL Showcase at the Schwann Super Rink in Blaine MN to ask him how Tier 3 aided in his development and prepared him for playing at a higher level.
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When asked about his time with the Dells Ducks
"It was very influential in developing me as a person and as a player"
When asked about the differences between Tier 3 and Tier 2
"The speed. Everything happens alot quicker"