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06-25-2011, 10:42 AM
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DRAFT PICK: Lucas Lessio (#56)

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06-25-2011, 10:49 AM
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He's committed to University of Michigan, so he'll play with Brown. We've had a lot of guys at Michigan in the last 6 years.

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06-25-2011, 10:53 AM
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He's committed to University of Michigan, so he'll play with Brown. We've had a lot of guys at Michigan in the last 6 years.
He played in Oshawa last year. I think you have him confused with someone else.

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Are you sure? He played in Oshawa last year. I don't think he's eligible for the NCAA.

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You're right. I was reading a year old Michigan blog. He maybe committed and then forsook the commitment?

http://mgoblog.com/content/lucas-les...e-sitting-time

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McKenzie has him at #38. 3rd/4th liner.

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06-25-2011, 11:03 AM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVgI0hrGsQA

Here's where he talks about committing to Michigan, but he later opted for the OHL after Oshawa traded for his rights.

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I'm biased towards Power Forwards so I'm a fan of this selection.

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06-25-2011, 11:21 AM
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Look, they did something reasonable. Let's throw them a party for not trying to out think the room on this one thing they did all ****ing weekend. I'd like smack this group in the face with a red hot shovel branded "Conventional ****ing Wisdom".

Don't take a slow of foot stick figure with a broken back that's played a dozen games since middle school with your first round pick.

Don't take your head European scout's kid with your very next pick.

Ugh. Common goddamned sense.

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06-25-2011, 11:25 AM
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Maybe in lieu of actual money the team is paying their scouting staff in "favors". Saves some cash for stick tape.

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Dobber had him as 1st round pick. High compete level and willingness to take skill to the tough areas. 3rd liner.

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In the interviews I've seen he comes off as cocky. Bordering on arrogant. Hard to tell from just a couple of interviews, but that's my impression.

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06-25-2011, 01:05 PM
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Jannik Hansen 2.0 perhaps

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06-25-2011, 02:37 PM
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Just watched the interview he did with Dave Vest. Love the attitude. Said he thought he would go late first round. Said he was going to try and make the Coyotes this year. Right on, young buck. He might just challenge Bizz on the first shift of training camp.

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06-25-2011, 04:53 PM
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My favorite pick of the draft. Very good late second round pick-up.

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06-25-2011, 09:55 PM
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I would have been happy to take this guy at 20th overall actually. The reports on him make him sound like Milan Lucic. He's my favorite pick of the draft as of now, I'm stoked to have him.

Check out some of these highlights:




27 goals and 27 assists in your first year in the Juniors is pretty impressive.

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06-25-2011, 10:02 PM
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I saw him described somewhere as the anti-Jenner. Whereas Boone Jenner is all hustle, heart, and grit with limited skills, Lessio's hands, speed, etc. are all excellent but his effort and attitude leave a lot to be desired.

He's the only guy the Coyotes drafted this weekend with legit scoring upside, but he'll need to do some maturing if he ever wants to make an impact.

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Maybe in lieu of actual money the team is paying their scouting staff in "favors". Saves some cash for stick tape.
That was great. Stick tape...

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06-25-2011, 10:28 PM
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I would have been happy to take this guy at 20th overall actually. The reports on him make him sound like Milan Lucic. He's my favorite pick of the draft as of now, I'm stoked to have him.
Hmm glad you posted that. This guy has talent.



Lucas Lessio
Left Wing
Born Jan 23 1993 -- Maple, ONT
Height 6.01 -- Weight 200 -- Shoots L
Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM +/- GP G A Pts PIM
2009-10 St. Michael's Buzzers OJHL 41 30 42 72 87 0
2010-11 Oshawa Generals OHL 66 27 27 54 66 8 10 5 4 9 6

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http://dansallows.com/player-profile-lucas-lessio/
He’s got great skill, great hands and great speed, is very dangerous one-on-one, has a pro calibre shot, very good in the corners, has excellent vision and hockey sense, and makes his teammates better. Whomever does land the 17-year-old phenom is definitely going to be a much improved hockey team, and right now, the Wolverines and Generals are both keeping their fingers crossed that it is them.

http://www.ohlinsider.com/lessio.html
. Lessio is noticeably big and strong, even though his size is only slightly above average. He's a decent skater, with very good hands and a quick, accurate shot. He scores most of his goals by hanging out on the outside of the net and picking up garbage, and rebounds, but he has the ability to make some very attractive looking plays.

He's usually one of the first forwards back in his own zone, and though at times his positioning isn't at a high level, his effort and commitment to defence is as good as anyone's in the league.

What separates Lessio from other players at this age is an astonishing hockey IQ. He rarely makes mistakes, learns on a nightly basis, and constantly studies the ice, judging the play, predicting what may happen. Though Lessio's skill level is high, it's not at the level of some of the other well known names at the top of this year's draft class, but his personality, size and two-way ability should be enough to propel him into the first round, and likely ahead of where he's slated to go now.

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06-25-2011, 10:39 PM
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Sounds like he stammers or has some sort of speech impediment that he has been working on. Just an interesting side note. Maybe provides him with that chip on his shoulder.

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Some pretty good reports on this guy. Hopefully he takes a step forward next year, I dont want to see another Phil Lane.

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http://dansallows.com/player-profile-lucas-lessio/
Hes got great skill, great hands and great speed, is very dangerous one-on-one, has a pro calibre shot, very good in the corners, has excellent vision and hockey sense, and makes his teammates better. Whomever does land the 17-year-old phenom is definitely going to be a much improved hockey team, and right now, the Wolverines and Generals are both keeping their fingers crossed that it is them.

http://www.ohlinsider.com/lessio.html
. Lessio is noticeably big and strong, even though his size is only slightly above average. He's a decent skater, with very good hands and a quick, accurate shot. He scores most of his goals by hanging out on the outside of the net and picking up garbage, and rebounds, but he has the ability to make some very attractive looking plays.

He's usually one of the first forwards back in his own zone, and though at times his positioning isn't at a high level, his effort and commitment to defence is as good as anyone's in the league.

What separates Lessio from other players at this age is an astonishing hockey IQ. He rarely makes mistakes, learns on a nightly basis, and constantly studies the ice, judging the play, predicting what may happen. Though Lessio's skill level is high, it's not at the level of some of the other well known names at the top of this year's draft class, but his personality, size and two-way ability should be enough to propel him into the first round, and likely ahead of where he's slated to go now.

This is why I think if his offense doesn't develop at the NHL level, he could become a very useful utility player along the lines of a Jannik Hansen with high upside. Very nice pick in my opinion.

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Would love another Brad May in the organisation.

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