Fantasy Summary

Dynamic top-six center with very high offensive ceiling. His skating and speed are his best attributes that will help carry him to the NHL but the way he processes the game makes one think that he could be the steal of the 2022 Draft.


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May 2023 – Every NHL GM loves to hear these two words: speed and skill. When the Red Wings selected 113th overall in the 2022 draft- they got just that. Lombardi is a dynamic center, and his offensive upside has Wings scouts drooling. What will endear him to Steve Yzerman and his staff is his two way play. His defensive game game allows for him to be trusted in all situations on the ice. While he still has OHL eligibility, he did get in two games for Grand Rapids this season producing an assist in two games. I consistently hear comparisons to former Wings forward Andreas Athanasiou, and while there are some similarities, I see a much higher offensive upside. He signed his ELC with Detroit in December and will probably need a season or two in Grand Rapids before he gets the call up. The 20-year old is definitely worth a stash in dynasty leagues. Evan Sabourin

Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 7.0
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth June 5, 2003
Height 5‘10”
Weight 165 lbs
Drafted 2022 Round 4; Overall: 113


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2018-2019 Toronto Titans U16 AAAGTHL U1638 13 1427 14|        
  Toronto Titans U16 AAAU16 AAA58 19 2948 16|        
 2019-2020 Toronto Titans U18 AAAGTHL U1833 13 2437 2|        
  Toronto Jr. CanadiensOJHL6 0 11 0|        
 2020-2021 Flint FirebirdsOHL0 0 00 0|        
 2021-2022 Flint FirebirdsOHL67 18 4159 24|Playoffs19 7 815
 2022-2023 Flint FirebirdsOHL67 45 57102 18|Playoffs7 5 27
  Grand Rapids GriffinsAHL2 0 11 0|        
 2023-2024 Grand Rapids GriffinsAHL69 5 2126 14|