Fantasy Summary

Mercuri is a solid two-way player who possesses offensive upside. He shows the ability to create with both his passing and his shooting. A smart player off the puck, he can get to the scoring areas to use his NHL-caliber shot. Provides some physicality that can help in leagues that value hits as part of their scoring system


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March 2024 -Having the opportunity to watch Lucas Mercuri in person, his biggest asset is his size and how he uses it. Mercuri is 6-foot-3 and every bit of 220 pounds and he knows that. Any time that he would get into a board battle, he would win that battle 90% of the time. He was extremely physical, knocking many Maine players on their keister during those games. Mercuri also understands his role, which is to use that frame to post up in front of the goalie, as well as crash the net which is how he got his goal. His linemate was behind the net and he won the box out in front and just tapped the puck home. His skating can be a little suspect at times and his face offs were 50/50 on the weekend (went three of 16 on Friday and nine of 14 on Saturday) but I see an NHL player in there. Mercuri’s play style is about as NHL 4th line center grinder as I have seen, so there is a chance he could see NHL games down the line. Nick Bass

March 2022 – Mercuri is a big centre currently playing for UMass in the NCAA. He sits tenth in team scoring with six goals and nine assists for 15 points in 36 games. He does not project as a high end offensive threat but his size at his current age will likely see him get a look in a bottom six role at some point. Alex Wyatt


May 2021 – In his first full USHL season Mercuri finished third on the Des Moines Buccaneers with 36 points in 45 games. He had 13 goals (third on the team) and 23 assists (also third on the team) during the season and finished the year with points in four of his last five games. With a commitment to defending NCAA champions UMASS, Mercuri should have ample opportunities to further his development in a great program next season. Austin Broad


February 2021 – After getting drafted in the 6th round in the 2020 NHL Draft, Mercuri is having a good season in the USHL. Currently sitting with 10 goals and 23 points in 26 games for Des Moines, Mercuri finds himself in 2nd on the team in both goals and points as well as tied for the team lead in assists. He plays in all situations for the Buccaneers, used as a key member both at 5v5 and on special teams. Committed to UMASS Amherst for the 2022 season, Mercuri looks to continue to build on a confident two-way game before jumping to the next level in the NCAA. His versatility and ability to play in all situations gives him a legitimate chance to make it at the next level.  Austin Broad

Fantasy Upside 4.5
NHL Certainty 3.5
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth March 7, 2002
Height 6‘3”
Weight 192 lbs
Drafted 2020 Round 6; Overall: 159


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 Lac St-Louis ArsenalQC Int PW AA Elite3 1 01 0|        
 2014-2015 Lac St-Louis ArsenalQC Int PW6 4 812 2|        
  Lac St-Louis Arsenal M15 AAAQM15AA3 0 00 0|        
 2015-2016 Lac St-Louis Arsenal M15 AAA EQM15AAA E33 14 2135 43|        
 2016-2017 Châteauguay GrenadiersQM18AAA38 4 1115 24|Playoffs9 0 22
 2017-2018 Châteauguay GrenadiersQM18AAA40 14 2741 40|Playoffs13 6 713
  Team Québec Blue QGC-165 2 24 0|        
 2018-2019 Salisbury School USHS-Prep30 20 2545 -|        
  Yale Jr. Bulldogs 16U AAABEAST 16U7 4 59 6|        
 2019-2020 Salisbury School USHS-Prep28 20 2141 -|        
  Rochester Coalition 18U AAA18U AAA29 15 3550 -|        
  Rochester Selects 18U AAABEAST 18U8 3 1013 8|Playoffs1 1 23
  Des Moines BuccaneersUSHL3 0 11 2|        
 2020-2021 Des Moines BuccaneersUSHL45 13 2336 69|        
 2021-2022 Univ. of MassachusettsNCAA36 6 915 18|        
 2022-2023 Univ. of MassachusettsNCAA35 3 1114 33|        
 2023-2024 Univ. of MassachusettsNCAA37 9 1625 29|