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Fantasy Summary

A gritty forward that has offensive upside and plays a solid two-way game.


Observations

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November 2021 – In a week of firsts for Vegas forward prospects, Leschyshyn joined teammates Paul Cotter and Jonas Røndbjerg as each scored their first NHL goal. Leschyshyn’s came on November 13th as he knocked the puck through Thatcher Demko’s five hole to give VGK a third period, 4-3 lead over the Canucks. Earlier in the contest, Leschyshyn also earned his first NHL point assisting on Reilly Smith’s second period tally. In his initial 13 NHL contests, the savvy and versatile son of 17-year NHL vet Curtis Leschyshyn has served on the penalty kill, and largely in a fourth-line role, although his recent work skating in various line combinations with Smith, Jonathan Marchessault, and  Evgenii Dadonov suggest the team is comfortable with increasing his role.  Kevin Wickersham

 

March 2020- Leschyshyn is in his first full pro season for the Chicago Wolves.He is smart and plays the game from defense out, meaning he takes care of the defensive aspect first. He skates well, has fantastic instincts, which should bode well for his future. He’s used in a third line role, doesn’t see power play time and is often deployed on the first shift after a power play. He is usually on the right side of the puck, keeps the man in front of him, using a quick stick to defend. He is still learning and growing and I can see him making it to the next level in a bottom six role. Danny McGillicuddy

 

February 2019 – The Regina Pats decided to move their top two offensive players at the WHL trade deadline. Linemates Jake Leschyshyn and Nick Henry moved on to the Lethbridge Hurricanes in an effort to bolster their playoff chances. Since moving to the Hurricanes, Leschyshyn has posted a point-per-game while seeing fewer overall minutes. His 32 points, including 17 goals, in 32 games has helped to showcase the pivot’s two-way game and knack for finding the back of the net.  There is a very tight race going on in the Central Division, and Lethbridge’s depth may provide them with enough firepower to advance to the late stages of the WHL’s playoffs in another month. Mason Black

 

November 2018 – The last pick in the second round of the 2017 NHL entry draft has been a nice surprise after a somewhat disappointing season in 2017-18. Leschyshyn has found the score sheet consistently and currently sits 15th in WHL scoring with 15 goals and 15 assists in only 22 games played. He’s been playing with Colorado prospect Nick Henry, which has been the one bright spot in an otherwise unsatisfactory start for the Regina Pats; a team that lost most of their star players after loading up for the Memorial Cup last year. It wouldn’t be surprising to see Leschyshyn moved to a contender at some point this season to add depth at the centre position. Mason Black

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.0
NHL Certainty 7.0
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth March 10, 1999
Height 5‘11”
Weight 190 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 2; Overall: 62

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 Colorado Thunderbirds QC Int PW4 0 00 6|        
 2012-2013 Saskatoon Stallions U15 AAGSHL23 20 626 30|        
 2013-2014 Saskatoon Stallions U15 AASAAHL U1531 31 2859 69|Playoffs8 6 410 36 
  Saskatoon Blazers U18 AAASMAAAHL9 2 46 2|        
 2014-2015 Team Saskatchewan CWG7 1 12 6|        
  Saskatoon Blazers U18 AAASMAAAHL38 15 2035 30|        
  Regina PatsWHL12 3 03 0|Playoffs9 1 01