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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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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 No

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 U.S. National U17 TeamUSDP42 14 2842 8|        
  USNTDP JuniorsUSHL26 6 1218 10|        
 2021-2022 U.S. National U18 TeamUSDP23 9 918 10|