Aaron Luchuk

Ottawa Senators
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Fantasy Summary

Middle six two-way center who can distribute the puck and score at a good rate.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 6.0
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth April 4, 1997
Height 5‘10”
Weight 184 lbs
Drafted No

Observations

December 2018 – The learning curve has been steep for Luchuk, coming off an OHL scoring title, and he has spent the majority of his season with the ECHL’s Brampton Beast. Being a smaller forward, it has taken him some time to get acclimated to the much bigger game of the pros. He has gained some traction and earned a call to the Belleville Senators – in eight games he has scored two goals. If he can maintain a spot in Belleville, this will be a major confidence boost for him and should help to spur his growth. He will most likely not get a look in Ottawa for at least two years. Jordan Deshane

July 2018 – Anytime you can claim ownership of a league scoring championship, you have to be ecstatic. And that’s exactly what the Senators have in Aaron Luchuk. After going undrafted, Luchuk signed with Ottawa just after Christmas and proceeded to lead the OHL in scoring with 115 points with a league best 50 goals and the third most assists in the league with 65. Luchuk also led the Barrie Colts in playoff scoring by putting up 17 points in 12 games before bowing out to the Kingston Frontenacs. The Kingston native was named to the OHL Second All-Star team and won the Leo Lalonde trophy as the OHL Overage Player of the year. He was a low-risk, low-cost acquisition, but still, I’m always careful about hedging my expectations of a 20-year-old whose production explodes in his fourth year of junior hockey. His first year of professional hockey should help paint a better picture of his NHL prospects. Brad Phillips

February 2018 – After going undrafted in all years of eligibility, Aaron Luchuk was sought after and signed by the Ottawa Senators on December 26th, 2017 as a late Christmas present to the 20 year-old center. Being a smaller prospect, especially at younger ages, Luchuk was overlooked by scouts despite starting in the OHL at 17 and had a few mediocre years to start his OHL career with Windsor before turning on the jets. Luchuk has consistently worked on aspects of his game and has shown visible improvements every year since his debut in the OHL. This year specifically, Aaron has proven scouts wrong and rocketed up the OHL scoring to the point where he now leads all players in the league with 92 points in 55 games. At the trade deadline, Luchuk was traded from the Windsor Spitfires to the Barrie Colts and has played even better since the trade. Whether Luchuk can continue as a center at the next level is a question, as he has the determination and skill to succeed whether he’s playing at center or on the wing. Marcus Griep


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Greater Kingston Frontenacs Bntm ETABHL 56 61 68 129 - |          
 2012-2013 Greater Kingston Fr. Mn Mdgt AAA ETAMMHL 36 22 29 51 14 |          
  Kingston Voyageurs OJHL 1 0 0 0 10 |          
  Team OMHA Black OGC-16 5 0 1 1 0 |          
 2013-2014 LaSalle Vipers GOJHL 46 23 35 58 2 | Playoffs 9 2 8 10
  Windsor Spitfires OHL 3 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0
 2014-2015 Windsor Spitfires OHL 67 10 13 23 10 |          
 2015-2016 Windsor Spitfires OHL 68 27 26 53 19 | Playoffs 5 2 1 3
  OHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 1 0 0 0 0 |          
 2016-2017 Windsor Spitfires OHL 68 28 32 60 14 | Playoffs 7 4 0 4
  Windsor Spitfires M-Cup 4 2 2 4 2 |          
 2017-2018 Windsor Spitfires OHL 30 28 23 51 2 |          
  Barrie Colts OHL 38 22 42 64 6 | Playoffs 12 5 12 17
 2018-2019 Belleville Senators AHL 10 2 0 2 0 |          
  Brampton Beast ECHL 23 6 7 13 6 |          

Highlights