Cathie Coward

Fantasy Summary

Lardis is a high-upside, low-floor prospect with a versatile set of above-average tools but a lack of defensive engagement, physicality, and leverage tools to win puck battles.


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June 2023 – Lardis was selected 67th overall by the Blackhawks. Pat Quinn


April 2023 – Nick Lardis has set the OHL on fire since his trade to the Hamilton Bulldogs, scoring 30 goals in 39 regular season and playoff games. This was no flash in the pan either, Lardis is a capable goalscorer with a set of diverse and well-above-average releases. He pairs this with multiple plus-level tools. His passing (when he scans for teammates), skating, and handling are all clear strengths as well. That said, Lardis is a diminutive winger who regularly gets physically overpowered and is quite passive on the defensive side of the puck. There are clear hurdles he will need to overcome to reach the NHL. If he can elevate his skating from very good to great, that transition will be facilitated, as would a heightened defensive engagement and a focus on building lower body strength and leverage mechanics for physical battles. In the middle rounds of the NHL draft, few players typically remain available who possess tangible top-six upside, but if Lardis is available in, say, the fourth round, he will be one of those few. While the risk in selecting him will likely make him fall out of the top-64, he is more than worth the risk beyond that point. Sebastian High

Fantasy Upside 8.0
NHL Certainty 5.0
Country CAN
Position RW
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth July 8, 2005
Height 5‘11”
Weight 165 lbs
Drafted No


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 Toronto Pro Hockey Brick Invitational6 2 02 0|Playoffs1 0 00
 2019-2020 Oakville Rangers U15 AAASCTA U1537 40 3474 12|        
  Oakville Rangers U16 AAASCTA U162 1 01 0|Playoffs2 0 00
 2020-2021 Oakville Rangers U16 AAASCTA U160 0 00 0|        
 2021-2022 Peterborough PetesOHL63 18 1937 12|Playoffs4 0 00
 2022-2023 Peterborough PetesOHL36 12 719 2|        
  Brantford BulldogsOHL33 25 2146 4|Playoffs6 5 510
  Canada U18WJC-187 4 04 2|        
 2023-2024 Brantford BulldogsOHL37 29 2150 12|Playoffs6 4 48
  Rockford IceHogsAHL1 0 00 0|        
 2024-2025 Brantford BulldogsOHL- - -- -|