2017 NHL Entry Draft

Lucas Elvenes

LUCAS ELVENESSweden

VEGAS • ROUND: 5 OVERALL: 127

 

Previous: Angelholm Rogle Jr. (Sweden Under-20)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 63

Vital Statistics

Position: RW • Height: 6-0½ • Weight: 173 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: Aug. 18, 1999 • Hometown: Angelholm, Sweden

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous Team: Angelholm (Sweden U16/U18/SHL)
SHL Debut: Oct. 1, 2016 (Angelholm vs. Malmo)
First SHL Goal: TBD

IN THE NEWS:
No Question About His Talent on Offense
Identified Early as Potential 2017 Sleeper
A Leader of His U-20 Team (in Swedish)
From Strong Hockey Family (in Swedish)

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "Strong play-maker with great hands must work on his stride." (Hockey News Draft Preview)

• "Very explosive winger. Lucas is not afraid to try to beat the defenseman on the outside. His compete level is high, and he will take the puck in the tough area. Will need to improve his strength to be able to play at the next level. Was one of the top forwards at the Under-18 Five Nations tournament. Very attractive prospect at the NHL level." (Jose Charbonneau, ISS Scout)

• "He’s got skill this guy. ... He’s one of the few guys on Sweden that actually showed some skill. He has very good hands and good offensive sense. He’s in and out with his competitiveness." (Anonymous Scout, Recrutes.ca)

• "Lucas stands out on the ice with his play. He's a very flashy, skilled forward who can present that "wow" factor with the puck. But the longer you watch him ,the more you worry about his struggles to finish on high percentage chances. His flaws start to stand out a little bit the more you see him." (Ryan Yessie, Scout, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Slick and elusive with good first-step burst, though he does lack a top-end gear. Very quick stick for controlling pucks and stealing passes. Gets dangers shots away very quickly -- needs little time or space. Not big, but battles for loose pucks. Thinks and diagnoses plays quickly." (Red Line Report)