Copyright © 1999-2018 The Hockey Western New York, LLC and the National Hockey League. @Trekronorse #WorldJuniors pic.twitter.com/4iIaHbQ9VG. His ability to play in all three zones at a high level give him a higher floor than most, though the high-end potential is what makes him a good option early in the Draft. It'll take a couple years for this talented two-way player to earn a permanent NHL gig, but he'll be a special playmaker the moment he arrives. He has a legitimate claim for the title of “best playmaker” in the entire draft class. Weird stuff can happen in the draft, and draft boards of individual teams often buck consensus. Lucas Raymond is a 5’-10”, 183 pound winger, that can play on either the left side or the right. 4 overall pick in Tuesday's NHL draft.. There were a lot of rumors that Detroit was looking at going defense, or even goalie with the 4th pick in the 2020 NHL Draft. This comes with the territory for such a smart player but while so many high-IQ prospects excel in the offensive zone, Raymond has put in the time and effort to excel on both ends of the ice from the wing. 4 overall pick, Red Wings pick 4th in tonight's 2020 NHL draft. He is not afraid to gett involved in board battles and is someone that will be able to drive play and drive shot percentages throughout his career. “He plays a strong two-way game, offering excellent vision, intensity and good wrist shot.” – Mike Morreale, NHL.com, “Another well-rounded player who is capable of playing in all situations and up and down the lineup.” – Sam Cosentino, Sportsnet. Some might even say that having an ability to change speeds is more important than being a fast skater, and it appears as if Raymond has learned that already. He is considered by some to be the most complete winger in the entire draft.
“The right-shot Swedish right winger has elite creativity and game-breaking skill.

He can pick apart opposing defenses and find seams few can see. Founded in 2009, The Hockey Writers is a premier destination for news and information on everything hockey.

"Not every club is going to have the same order, so they could conceivably get somebody who they have five or six on their list and they're going to be tickled pink to be able to do that. He is known as being a playmaker first, sometimes deferring to make a pass for his teammates instead of taking his shot, but he also brings an above-average shot to the table when he utilizes it, but what makes him a complete player is his work ethic and drive on both ends of the ice. He’s also capable of using solid lateral edge-work to skate around opponents in the neutral zone and blast into the offensive zone with a head of steam. "The top eight is where you want to be if you want to get a marquee prospect," Marr said. Red Wings select forward Lucas Raymond with no.

In that ice time though he found a way to put up 10 points in 33 games, which is 14th in points per game for the last 20 years for draft-eligible players in the SHL. Here’s what Future Considerations is saying: “Raymond is an elite offensive talent that has the right hockey IQ to play a strong two-way game. It appears as if there is a simple answer: he was not given the ice time to shine over the past season. They understand and learn about conditioning. We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our site, show personalized content and targeted ads, analyze site traffic, and understand where our audiences come from.

And he's actually unafraid to get his nose dirty on his way to the net. He doesn’t get the lion’s share of ice time as a winger in Frölunda.

He waits for the perfect opportunity so just have your stick on the ice because it will come.”. This draft class boasts another Frolunda success story in Lucas Raymond, a skilled winger projected to be selected in the top 10 come Tuesday. ", Raymond to SHL.se on his offseason: "I've been trying to improve my shooting. Those were the first helpers of his SHL career, and he now has 1g and 2a in 7 gp. Stortalangen Raymond visar b��de fart och kyla n��r han s��tter matchens ��ttonde m��l!
Alexis Lafreniere is the consensus favorite to be selected first overall. He also could be the steal of the draft due to his counting stats being less than ideal as broken down above. He is averaging 15:23 of ice time, up nearly five minutes from a year ago. He is expected to spend the 2020-2021 season in Sweden but could push for an NHL job as soon as 2021-2022. 2010 NHL Draft Top-10: Where Are They Now? A tremendously smart player who consistently makes all the right decisions on both ends of the ice, Raymond has done everything but produce offensively to create a name for himself among scouts. Raymond's numbers this season in the SHL don't leap off the page, but don't let that fool you. In addition to this, Raymond’s prowess in his own end will help Zegras significantly. If the Ducks instead wanted to split these two players up, then you have a legitimate playmaker on each of your top two lines to distribute the puck to other players.

The Los Angeles Kings grabbed Quinton Byfield at second overall, and Ottawa Senators drafted Tim Stützle at third. A year after making defenseman Moritz Seider his first selection since taking over as general manager of the Wings in April 2019, Yzerman made his second biggest move in putting his imprint on the team. By Brandon Share-Cohen March 31st, 2020, 2019-20 Team: Frolunda HC (#44)Date of Birth: March 28, 2002Place of Birth: Goteborg, SwedenHt: 5-foot-11 Wt: 170-poundsShoots: RightPosition: Right Wing/Left WingNHL Draft Eligibility: 2020 first-year eligible. They're going to get a marquee NHL prospect here.". He just turns defenders. He’s generally viewed as a more natural playmaker than goal scorer but he’s certainly capable of finishing plays.” – Bob McKenzie, TSNeval(ez_write_tag([[580,400],'thehockeywriters_com-large-mobile-banner-1','ezslot_0',668,'0','0'])); Raymond has all the makings of a legitimate top-line player who can contribute in all situations.

The 18-year-old left wing, who shoots right, played most of …

Lucas Raymond is projected by some to be the third-best player in this NHL draft when all is said and done, which might make you wonder why do some mock drafts have him going later than third, including Bob Mckenzie’s draft ranking that has Lucas Raymond going 6th overall. NHL Rumors: Bruins, Canadiens, Avalanche, Caps, Oilers, More.

He has the stickhandling skills, playmaking ability, and finishing ability that you would want from a top 10 overall draft pick. Here's who I'm taking. According to Dan Marr, the director of the NHL's Central Scouting Services, eighth is a pretty good place to be. Follow her on Twitter @helenestjames. I think it has worked pretty well.". To learn more or opt-out, read our Cookie Policy. 4 pick in 2020 NHL Draft New, 76 comments By KyleWiiM @KyleWIIM Oct 6, 2020, 6:50pm CDT

For reference, a player that put up a similar amount of points per game in his draft-eligible season is William Nylander. Last season, he averaged under 10 minutes per game. Most recently in the SHL with Frölunda HC. Click here to see it on Twitter. Samtliga har blivit tingade av Detroit Red Wings. section: | slug: red-wings-lucas-raymond-motown-bound-at-no-4-at-draft | sport: hockey | route: article_single_fantasy | I would argue Raymond is good enough at driving play from the wing that you could build a line around him instead of the standard thought process of needing to build a line around a center. He has a fantastic speed and agility com- bined with a great puckhandling and creativity, which makes it hard for defenders to keep up with him.” - 2020 Future Considerations Draft Guide.

Rangers Have Multiple Options to Replace Fast, Maple Leafs Spent Less to Gain More in Free Agency, Joey Moss Will Forever Be a Part of Oilers History, Flyers Must Budget for Carter Hart Contract. Raymond has produced at a high rate against his peers, tallying 14 points (3+11) in nine contests with Frolunda's U-20 team last season and four points (2+2) in seven games at last year's World Junior Championship, where he helped Sweden win a bronze medal. Raymond has a high hockey IQ that helps him offensively and makes him reliable defensively. Raymond's numbers this season in the SHL don't leap … He's a high-end skater, and a hard worker who is willing to go to the hard areas. We saw examples of it at the WJC: Lucas Raymond, welcome to Dangle City! Push Raymond up your fantasy draft list if you can afford to wait on a star.

By: Ben Kerr | April 18, 2020 April 15, 2020. Raymond was among the top five in most pre-draft rankings. by eval(ez_write_tag([[580,400],'thehockeywriters_com-large-mobile-banner-2','ezslot_2',657,'0','0']));More than just an offensive threat, Raymond is the full package and is capable of playing an effective 200-foot game. Lucas Raymond Scouting Report: 2020 NHL Draft #5. Detroit Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman chose Swedish forward Lucas Raymond with the No. The nice thing though about this crazy year is that the SHL season has started and Raymond has been utilized in a bigger role to start the season, and he is proving his doubters wrong. But, over the coming days we can do our best to profile some of the candidates who might be available when the Sabres pick. Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Still, in practices you just can’t help but go ‘wow’ at things he does,” Henriksson said. Raymond was drafted fourth overall by the Red Wings at the 2020 NHL Entry Draft on Tuesday. He is off to an even better start this season, tallying a goal and an assist through his first three games. It wouldn’t be surprising to see him taken anywhere from pick two to five in this year’s Entry Draft.

I've been focusing to try to keep my speed coming out of a sharp turn. Here's who I'm taking. His upper-body strength is a surprising feature given his frame and he still has room to improve even further in this area with time and training. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. © 2004-2020 CBS Interactive. NHL.com's Adam Kimelman, who has the Sabres selecting Raymond in his latest mock draft: "Raymond is among the craftiest forwards in this year's draft. 6-keys: media/fantasynews/nhl/reg/free/stories, at More: Red Wings' Steve Yzerman reveals his NHL draft strategy.

One burning question will remain on the minds of Buffalo Sabres fans between now and the start of the NHL Draft on Oct. 6: Who will be available when the team selects eighth overall? Raymond is a dangerous offensive talent with laser vision, extraordinary hands and elite hockey IQ. Most scouting services have him as a top-5 talent, with only TSN’s Craig Button ranking him ninth. Victor Olofsson and Rasmus Dahlin both came up with the Swedish pro team before becoming integral pieces in Buffalo. His skating is more a testament to his creativity than his actual skating ability itself, however, and it’ll be interesting to see how he eventually adjusts to the smaller rink in North America.

Raymond was drafted fourth overall by the Red Wings at the 2020 NHL Entry Draft on Tuesday. The 18-year-old spent most of last season playing against men in Sweden's top league, tallying 10 points in 33 games. What I think is really interesting about Lucas Raymond is that he’s playing in Sweden’s top league, and has been for a while now — even at a young age. The NHL playoffs are in full swing, the U18 World Championship provides some new insight on draft prospects, and the Men’s World Championship gives us a chance to see a variety of NHL and international talent. We have a complete listing of our draft articles here. Those were the first helpers of his SHL career, and he now has 1g and 2a in 7 gp. Europe- and Canada-based amateur scouts will also join via Zoom because of travel restrictions, as will the team's cadre of pro scouts in case there is a trade. He is touted for having strong hockey sense with highlight-reel hands.