Much like Zucker last year, Flahr probably had Lucia in the 20s-30s, with him being ~10 spots higher than anyone else left on the board. Thats when you try to move up. Good value. Didn't move any (more) picks from next year.
He's not playing in the USHL. He'll play in the BCHL for Penticton.
NHL Network did an interview with Mike Reilly after he was drafted and he's committed to Penticton next year. Said he's actively recruiting Lucia to go with him. Didn't say it was a done deal, but sounded confident that he would be going with. Hate to lose another talented HS kid to a junior league before he's done with HS, but it would be better for his development than staying at Wayzata.
like i said, i don't mind the pick--didn't really favor anyone else there--but i'm suspicious of the motives. Not sold on his goal scoring at the next level but I'm guessing he has some great hockey IQ.