Emerson Etem

Kase striking the right notes with Ducks

Kase striking the right notes with Ducks

Ondrej Kase was such an unknown player for the Ducks that it wasn’t until recently that the correct pronunciation of his last name was learned. 

Asked about it before a Nov. 26 game, Kase told Ducks television broadcaster John Ahlers that it’s pronounced “Kaw-shah,” and not “Kah-sey” as originally thought.

More fans know Kase’s name after his impressive start finally led to his first NHL goal Thursday, against the Vancouver Canucks. The seventh-round draft pick from the Czech Republic has shown skill and instincts in his third-line wing role, with Antoine Vermette and Nick...