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Fantasy Summary

A very smart and reliable two-way center with upside to become a number one center and a Selke Trophy contender. More of a playmaker but also owns a great wrist shot and can score goals near the blue paint. Not a flashy player and not the greatest skater but has high-end hockey sense which allows him to put up points.


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March 2022 – Lundell is making a push for the Calder Trophy as the league’s best rookie, continuing his steady upward trajectory toward stardom. He’s on a 60-point pace and has played an important role in the Panthers’ dominance on what might be the league’s strongest third line with Sam Reinhart and Mason Marchment. Fantasy owners would love to see him shoot more (1.9 shots/game) but he’s been consistently involved in goals scored while he’s on the ice. Think Nico Hischier but with a shorter timeline. Ben Gehrels

October 2021 – It’s looking more and more like the 20-year old Lundell will be able to stick with the Panthers this season despite battling a logjam at forward and getting injured (undisclosed) at the Prospect Tournament two weeks ago. He’s living with Barkov, rehabbing with Thornton, and already receiving accolades from his teammates and coaches for his mature, responsible play. If he does make the Panthers, Lundell is a dark horse to push for the Calder Trophy as the league’s best rookie, though Coach Quenneville has discussed using him on the penalty kill and as the 3rd-line center, which will limit his upside for now. It’s probably already too late, but keeper and dynasty owners should b