Nick Lappin

St. Louis Blues
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Fantasy Summary

Bottom-six potential with offensive and physical capabilities


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.5
NHL Certainty 3.5
Country USA
Position RW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth January 11, 1992
Height 6‘1”
Weight 175 lbs
Drafted No

Observations

July 2019 – Lappin has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Blues.  Jokke Nevalainen

April 2019 – Lappin’s regression has continued and there is some doubt whether he is even in the Devils’ future plans at this point. Chris Wassel

March 2019 – Lappin is 26-years-old and seems to be going backward as opposed to progressing. Defensively, the forward’s production has dropped in Binghamton to just 0.6 points per game (was 0.82 last year — along with a goal production dip). Some will argue the injuries have led to a precipitous drop in surrounding talent. That is true. However, Lappin looks less apt to engage in puck battles and worse, just does not appear to be the same player he was the previous two seasons. This has created some doubt as to whether New Jersey will keep him in the organization. Chris Wassel

June 2017 – After splitting his first pro year between New Jersey (43 games – four goals and three assists) and AHL Albany (35 games, plus four in the post-season) Lappin should be in the mix for a 2017-18 regular NHL, bottom-six role as the Devils reconstruct their lines. His decent, 14-goal, 15-assist A-Devils totals show scoring promise to complement his physical game. Kevin Wickersham

February 2017 – Lappin has spent the majority of the 2016-17 campaign with New Jersey (3 G, 4 A in 35 games). He was primarily in a gritty bottom-six role but provided little scoring after the early days of the season as he had no points since December 3 prior to his mid-January return to AHL Albany. Still holds NHL promise for the future, but for now, will further develop with the A-Devils where he has totaled five goals and eight assists in 17 games. Kevin Wickersham

November 2016 – Very rapidly rising through the Devils system, the 24-year-old Lappin seems to have found a regular spot on the parent Devils. After initially spending six games with Albany this campaign, Lappin has dressed for the last 13 with New Jersey, scoring three goals and dishing out two assists while mainly working on their third and fourth lines. Coach Hynes has gradually increased his ice time and recently promoted him to their top line playing right wing alongside Travis Zajac and Mike Cammalleri where he has displayed continued forechecking intensity and gritty, intuitive playmaking skills. Kevin Wickersham

June 2016 – Nick Lappin signed a 2-year entry level contract with the New Jersey Devils in March after a successful senior season for Brown University. As an alternate captain, he led the team in goals (17) and points (33). He also played for the Devils’ AHL team Albany Devils, scoring seven points in 12 regular seasons and leading the team in goals in a playoff with five. He also had 40 shots in 11 playoff games. Lappin is a versatile forward who battles hard and has the skill to go along with it. He’s got quick hands and a deceptive shot. Lappin plays a dependable two-way game with speed and energy. He’s strong away from the puck and can use his speed as an asset. Marco Bombino


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2006-2007 Chicago Mission Bantam Major AAA T1EBHL 28 5 11 16 22 |          
 2007-2008 Team Illinois U16 T1EHL U16 31 9 12 21 22 |          
 2008-2009 Team Illinois U18 T1EHL U18 46 12 16 28 34 |          
 2009-2010 Cedar Rapids RoughRiders USHL 35 4 4 8 46 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0
 2010-2011 Cedar Rapids RoughRiders USHL 1 0 0 0 0 |          
  Tri-City Storm USHL 48 9 17 26 26 |          
 2011-2012 Tri-City Storm USHL 53 27 19 46 14 | Playoffs 2 1 1 2
 2012-2013 Brown Univ. NCAA 33 7 13 20 31 |          
 2013-2014 Brown Univ. NCAA 30 13 19 32 2 |          
 2014-2015 Brown Univ. NCAA 29 14 7 21 34 |          
 2015-2016 Brown Univ. NCAA 31 17 16 33 12 |          
  Albany Devils AHL 12 3 4 7 19 | Playoffs 11 5 2 7
 2016-2017 New Jersey Devils NHL 43 4 3 7 17 |          
  Albany Devils AHL 35 14 15 29 14 | Playoffs 4 0 1 1
 2017-2018 New Jersey Devils NHL 6 1 0 1 4 |          
  Binghamton Devils AHL 65 31 22 53 37 |          
 2018-2019 New Jersey Devils NHL 11 0 0 0 0 |          
  Binghamton Devils AHL 56 19 15 34 25 |          
 2019-2020 San Antonio Rampage AHL 24 4 5 9 4 |          

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