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Fantasy Summary

physical forward who plays with an edge and is not afraid to drop the gloves and mix it up. A team-oriented, heart and soul type of player with enough skill to someday make an impact at the NHL level.


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July 2023 – Laba completed his Freshman season at Colorado College, where he posted 22 points in 35 games, along with 48 penalty minutes. He is known as a hard-nosed player who likes to engage with opponents. The year prior, Laba had 115 penalty minutes in 50 games for the USHL’s Lincoln Stars. The Michigan native will be returning to Colorado College this Fall for his second season with the club, and will look to continue his development. Brendan Ferry

 

August 2022 — A native of Michigan, Laba was drafted in the fourth round by the New York Rangers in the 2022 NHL draft, his second year of draft eligibility. Laba will suit up for Colorado College during the 2022-2023 campaign, after spending the past two seasons with the USHL’s Lincoln Stars. In 2020-2021, Laba posted nine goals and 10 assists in 46 games played, and upped his production to 15 goals and 24 assists in 50 games played during the 2021-2022 season. Laba has plenty of time to develop his game at the collegiate level, as he is exclusive property of the Rangers until 2026. He is the type of prospect who will require a good amount of seasoning at the NCAA level to hone his game. Brendan Ferry

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.5
NHL Certainty 4.5
Country USA
Position C
Roster Type NCAA
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth August 4, 2003
Height 6‘2”
Weight 192 lbs
Drafted 2022 Round 4; Overall: 111

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