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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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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

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


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 West Coast Selects U12WSI U129 1 910 2|        
 2015-2016 Belle Tire QC Int PW6 1 56 12|        
 2016-2017 Belle Tire 13U AAAT1EHL 13U5 1 34 14|        
 2017-2018 Compuware 14U AAAHPHL 14U20 5 611 12|        
  Pro Hockey Selects U15WSI U157 0 55 2|        
 2018-2019 Compuware 16U AAAHPHL 16U19 4 59 14|        
  Team Kelly USA-S154 2 13 -|        
 2019-2020 Team Royal USA-S165 1 12 2|        
  Oakland Jr. Grizzlies 16U AAAHPHL 16U14 3 58 30|        
 2020-2021 Lincoln StarsUSHL46 9 10