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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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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 t