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Fantasy Summary

A good two-way center who is strong at the dot, will block shots, and chip in offensively in a bottom-six role.


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August 2023 – Lopina has a lot of work to do if he ever wants to grace an NHL lineup. He scored only four points in 59 games for the San Diego Gulls this past year and showed that he really struggled in his second full year, after missing most of the previous season, on the worst AHL team. He had a successful two seasons at UMass-Amherst in H-East, finishing near the top of the lineup in scoring both years but has not been able to translate his skill to the professional game. He is already 22-years-old so he only has a couple more years to prove he can be a long-term member of the Anaheim Ducks organization. Of all the Ducks prospects, Lopina desperately needs a strong 2023-24 season. Naftali Clinton

 

May 2022 – Lopina signed his entry level contract after he finished his sophomore season at UMass. He improved his offensive numbers in his second season, recording a career high 12 goals and 15 assists in 27 games. If he cracks an NHL roster, it will be for his play without the puck. The Illinois native is great at faceoffs, smart in his zone, and has the willingness to block shots. The improvement in points is added gravy. Lucas Main

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.0
NHL Certainty 6.0
Country USA
Position C
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth February 16, 2001
Height 6‘2”
Weight 194 lbs
Drafted 2021 Round 4; Overall: 97

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 Chicago Jr. Blackhawks Brick Invitational6 1 12 2|        
 2014-2015 Chicago Mission 13U AAAHPHL 13U21 1 45 18|        
 2015-2016 Chicago Mission 14U AAAHPHL 14U20 6 511 4|        
 2016-2017 Chicago Mission 15U AAAHPHL 15U20 7 1017 10|        
 2017-2018 Chicago Mission 16U AAAHPHL 16U20 5 510 18|        
 2018-2019 Team White USA-S175 2 35 2|        
  Lincoln StarsUSHL62 12 1527 32|        
 2019-2020 Lincoln StarsUSHL44 12 2335 42|        
  USA U19WJAC-196 0 22 0|        
 2020-2021 Univ. of MassachusettsNCAA29 9 1423 12|        
 2021-2022 Univ. of MassachusettsNCAA27 12 1527 8|        
  San Diego GullsAHL13 1 34 6|Playoffs2 1 01
 2022-2023 San Diego GullsAHL59 2 24 20|        
 2023-2024 San Diego GullsAHL46 9 716 21|        

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