2021 NHL Entry Draft Prospect Preview
Chaz Lucius (C)
Weight: 172 lbs
Hometown: Grant, MN
Current Team: University Of Minnesota (2021-22)
There’s limited info on Chaz Lucius as he’s still two months away from beginning his NCAA career with the University of Minnesota, but what there is to look at is promising. The 18 year old from Minnesota played for the US National U18 squad as was extremely effective. In 13 games in 2021 he scored 13 goals and had 7 assists while in the USA Hockey National Developmental Program. He also spent 12 games this past season with the USNTDP Junior team, playing in 12 games and scoring 13 goals and handing out 5 assists as well.
Now at face value that’s not a lot to take in and it will certainly be interesting to see how well he does against the best the NCAA has to offer, but it those numbers in limited time are any indication, Lucius has the ability to put the puck in the net with some frequency.
Mock drafts have him situated anywhere from #6 ranked prospected all the way to #19. So there’s a variety of opinions on Lucius and with that kind of uncertainty he could be a player sitting there when the Flames pick #12. The only issue with a player like Chaz Lucius is that he is most certainly a project player and won’t be NHL ready for quite some time.