Kalynuk is a sophomore that stepped right in last season as a freshman and played big minutes. He needs to get stronger for the next level so he is still a couple of years away from the Flyers. However, his puck skills are fantastic and he has a great assistant coach in former NHL defenseman Mark Osiecki to mentor him. Wisconsin is loaded with NHL draft picks on defense - Ranger NHL 1st round pick K'andre Miller plays on the first power play unit with him.
I'm not sure he will be a candidate for the Hobey Baker - Wisconsin is a very young team and they will need team success for him to get that kind of notice. Of course, if he can maintain the scoring pace he has had to start the season he could be part of that conversation.