Steven Lorentz

Carolina Hurricanes
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Fantasy Summary

Depth forward prospect with bottom six upside


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.5
NHL Certainty 4.5
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth April 13, 1996
Height 6‘4”
Weight 205 lbs
Drafted 2015 Round 7; Overall: 186

Observations

January 2017 – Lorentz has been an important player for Peterborough in his overage year, as a consistent pillar in the Petes forward group. He is on pace to easily surpass his past career high in points (48 in 2016) with 40 points in 43 games so far this season. The Canes late round pick had the game of his young career last week when he scored four goals in the third period of a 5-3 win over North Bay. Although he has improved his play over the last two seasons, Lorentz will likely need to spend a good amount of time in the minors before he is ready to fight for an NHL roster spot.  Kevin LeBlanc

January 2016 – GM Ron Francis has made a concerted effort to draft players with size over the past two seasons, and the trend continued with Lorentz. A player who was passed over in his first draft eligible year, the Hurricanes took a flyer on the Peterborough Pete with their last pick of the 2015 Entry Draft.

This season, Lorentz has already eclipsed his career high of 37 points in his third season in Peterborough. He currently sits fourth on the Petes with 41 points in 47 games. As a tall, yet slight pivot, Lorentz was tasked with getting stronger by Carolina management post draft and it’s obvious that his new found conditioning has helped his overall game.Lorentz has assumed more responsability this year and the confidence has gone straight to his offence as he is carrying the puck with confidence and authority, making advanced moves with the puck. He has fast feet, and a quick release.

The Petes are a fairly veteran laden team, and time will tell if Lorentz new found offensive touch is due to the prospect being a late bloomer, or an increased understanding of the league and his teammates. Nothing in his hockey career has been easy as a 12th round selection in the OHL draft, and it is a credit to his work ethic and mentality that Lorentz continues to improve.   Kevin LeBlanc


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Waterloo Wolves Minor Midget AAA AHMMPL 56 19 28 47 24 | Playoffs 14 6 6 12
 2012-2013 Waterloo Wolves Midget AAA AHMPL 31 17 17 34 24 | Playoffs 16 8 15 23 10 
  Waterloo Siskins GOJHL 3 0 0 0 2 |          
 2013-2014 Peterborough Petes OHL 64 7 11 18 18 | Playoffs 11 2 0 2
 2014-2015 Peterborough Petes OHL 59 16 21 37 15 | Playoffs 5 0 1 1
 2015-2016 Peterborough Petes OHL 58 23 25 48 27 | Playoffs 7 2 3 5
 2016-2017 Peterborough Petes OHL 66 29 32 61 37 | Playoffs 12 9 7 16
 2017-2018 Charlotte Checkers AHL 3 0 0 0 0 |          
  Florida Everblades ECHL 62 12 23 35 34 | Playoffs 19 5 5 10 12 
 2018-2019 Charlotte Checkers AHL 29 3 6 9 23 |          
  Florida Everblades ECHL 22 10 18 28 11 |          

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