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Versatile two-way forward with good speed and instincts. Needs to add strength as he develops but has middle-six NHL potential.


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May 2022 – Ludwinski had a solid draft-eligible season on one of the better teams in the OHL, registering 16 goals and 27 assists in 67 games with Kingston. He cranked it up a notch in the postseason, notching seven goals and five assists in 11 contests before the Frontenacs were eliminated in the second round by North Bay.

Ludwinski is an energetic, versatile forward with good instincts in the offensive zone. He has a knack for playing through traffic to position himself for rebounds or as a passing option around the net, and the effort level required to capitalize in the dirty areas. He has a decent shot that comes off his blade fairly quickly and he makes the occasional slick move at high speed but he does most of his damage by making smart plays and positioning himself to take advantage of scoring opportunities. Ludwinski is a strong skater with a quick first step that allows him to pressure opposing defenses and force them into rushed decisions, most notably as he hounds pucks on the forecheck. While he can be aggressive in puck pursuit, he makes intelligent reads and doesn’t often take himself out of the play. Though he isn’t the flashiest passer, his intelligence and the speed at which he sees the game make him an effective distributor who can find teammates in space to relieve pressure. Ludwinski is also a responsible defensive player who supports the puck well in all three zones, and he proved to be a threat on the penalty kill for Kingston at times throughout the season. His skill doesn’t jump off the screen and he will need to continue to add strength as he matures, but Ludwinski’s combination of pace and hockey IQ should have him in the running to be selected in the second or third round of the 2022 NHL Draft. Nick Richard

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 7.5
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth April 23, 2004
Height 5‘11”
Weight 183 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 Toronto Pro Hockey Brick Invitational6 1 34 0|Playoffs2 0 00
 2017-2018 Draftday Hockey Selects U14 2WSI U149 0 11 -|        
 2018-2019 Toronto Marlboros U15 AAAGTHL U15- - -- -|        
  Toronto Marlboros U15 AAAOHF Bantam AAA7 6 39 0|        
  Upper Canada Gold U15WSI U156 3 36 2|        
 2019-2020 Toronto Marlboros U16 AAAGTHL U1631 15 1732 24|Playoffs6 0 33 15 
  Toronto Marlboros U16 AAAToronto Titans U166 0 44 2|        
  Canada U16 YOG4 0 33 0|        
 2020-2021 Kingston FrontenacsOHL0 0