Ondřej Kaše (born 8 November 1995) is a Czech professional ice hockey forward currently playing with the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL). Kase was selected by the Ducks in the seventh round, 205th overall during the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Kaše was traded to the Boston Bruins on February 21, 2020 for David Backes.
Kaše made his Czech Extraliga debut playing with Piráti Chomutov debut during the 2013–14 Czech Extraliga season. Kaše recorded seven points in 37 games for Chomutov, while also appearing in five games with SK Kadan. At the conclusion of the season, Kaše was selected in the seventh round, 205th overall during the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Kaše increased his scoring totals the following season, scoring seven goals and 21 points in 37 games.
On 14 May 2015, Kaše was signed to a three-year entry-level contract with the Ducks. Kaše spent the entirety of the 2015–16 season with the Ducks' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the San Diego Gulls. In 25 games with the club, Kaše scored eight goals and 14 points. He also contributed one goal and four points in nine postseason games.
On 4 November 2016, Kaše recorded his first career NHL point, assisting on a goal by Antoine Vermette during a 5-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes. One month later on 1 December, Kaše scored his first career goal against Ryan Miller of the Vancouver Canucks in a 3-1 win. Kaše finished his rookie season with five goals and 15 points in 53 games. The following season, Kaše upped his totals by scoring 20 goals and 38 points in 66 games.
On 15 August 2018, the Ducks re-signed Kaše to a three-year, $7.8 million contract extension worth $2.6 million annually. He played in 30 games for the Ducks, recording 20 points, before requiring season-ending surgery after an injury in a game against the Minnesota Wild.
On 21 February 2020, the Ducks traded Kaše to the Boston Bruins for David Backes, prospect Axel Andersson and a 1st round draft pick.
His younger brother, David Kaše, also played for their hometown club, Piráti Chomutov and is currently a prospect to the Philadelphia Flyers.
Regular season and playoffs
|2015–16||San Diego Gulls||AHL||25||8||6||14||6||9||1||3||4||0|
|2016–17||San Diego Gulls||AHL||14||6||6||12||4||3||0||1||1||0|
|2017–18||San Diego Gulls||AHL||1||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|