Trying to predict how a player’s career will turn out before they even step foot onto NHL ice is no easy task because there are so many variables that affect how things will transpire. It could come down to poor play after getting drafted, failing to adjust their game, or straight-up bad luck on the injury front, so it’s nothing more than a game of chance guessing how things will transpire for a young prospect.
But if a player is putting up strong points for his position and is leading the team in scoring, it’s hard not to get excited about the possibilities.
This is the focus of today’s article as part of my ongoing series doing deep dives on prospects the Leafs may draft at 28th overall, with this player being one of the best offensive defencemen available to be had later this month.
Lukas Dragicevic is a right shot defenceman currently playing for the Tr-City Americans of the Western Hockey League. The 18-year-old offensive defenceman is fortunate to have good size and weight as he stands at 6’2″ and weighs 182 pounds.
What makes him stand out among other defencemen is just how effective he is offensively, especially on an American team that heavily relied o …
Author: Michael Mazzei / The Leafs Nation