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Fantasy Summary

Dual-threat offensive winger with soft hands and an underrated shot. Needs to grow into his frame and add some pace to his play, but projects as a middle-six winger.


Observations

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June 2023 – Lucuis’ freshman year was a little bit surprising for the Wisconsin Badgers in the NCAA. After an injury riddled draft year, most went into his freshman year not knowing what to expect from him. Lucuis ended up putting up 34 points in 34 games, which led the Badgers in scoring. His hockey IQ is impressive for his age and his defensive game was pretty solid, but one thing that he can work on to improve his overall game is adding a little more speed but the more he gets in the weight room, the more that will improve. His projection for the NHL is still probably around a middle six forward but his production is certainly a good sign that there is still another level he can achieve. Nick Bass

 

July 2022 – Lucius has been selected by the Carolina Hurricanes in the fourth round of the 2022 NHL Draft. He is set to begin his collegiate career at the University of Wisconsin in 2022-23. Nick Richard

May 2022 – Lucius missed a lot of time due to an undisclosed injury this past season — more than five months from October 2021 to March 2022 to be exact — and was a bit shakey upon his return, only earning a goal in his first five games back. As the U18 Worlds came around, however, Lucius started hitting his stride, as the prospect earned eight points in six games to close out the tournament. He finished the USHL season with only seven points in 10 games, so the contrast was noticeable in his game.

A great playmaker with a heavy shot, Lucius offers a lot of offensive versatility. He can make plays in-tight or stretch the ice, he can slow down or push the pace of play to his liking, and does an above-average job defensively due to a decent compete level. He could stand to improve his skating a bit, and his 6-foot, 176-pound frame could use a bit more muscle, but the well-roundedness of his offensive toolkit on top of his decent play in his own zone make him a good pick-up for a team looking for a potential middle-six winger who can do a bit of everything. It all depends on what the  injury was, though, and how likely it is to affect his projections. Teams will need to do their homework, and that alone should see him slip into the third round. Hadi Kalakeche

 

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.5
NHL Certainty 7.0
Country USA
Position RW
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth April 5, 2004
Height 6‘0”
Weight 176 lbs
Drafted 2022 Round 4; Overall: 124

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Team Minnesota Brick Invitational6 4 59 0|        
 2016-2017 MN Gentry Galaxy 13U AAAT1EHL 13U10 1 910 4|        
 2017-2018 MN Blackhawks 14U AAAMNBEL 14U14 1 1819 -|        
 2018-2019 Gentry Academy 15U AAANAPHL 15U13 9 3241 6|        
 2019-2020 Gentry Academy 16U AAANAPHL 16U20 28 4068 2|Playoffs5 3 1821
  USA U16 YOG4 0 33 0|        
 2020-2021 USNTDP JuniorsUSHL26 6 1218 10|        
  U.S. National U17 TeamNTDP42 14 2842 8|        
 2021-2022 USNTDP JuniorsUSHL10 5 27 0|        
  U.S. National U18 TeamNTDP23 9 918 10|        
  USA U18WJC-186 2 68 6|        
 2022-2023 Univ. of WisconsinNCAA34 11 2334 18|        
 2023-2024 Univ. of WisconsinNCAA30 12 1830 8|        

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