2017 NHL Entry Draft Prospect

Ivan Lodnia

IVAN LODNIAUSA

Current Team: Erie Otters (OHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 60 More Prospects
 

Vital Statistics

Position: RW • Height: 5-10 • Weight: 182 • Shoots: Right
Birthdate: Aug. 31, 1999 • Hometown: Novi, Michigan

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous Team: Detroit Belle Tire, Detroit HoneyBaked (Mich. Ban.)
OHL Priority Selection: 2015 by Erie (Round 1, No. 20 overall)
OHL Debut: Oct. 1, 2015 (Erie at Niagara)
First OHL Goal: Oct. 17, 2015 (Erie vs. Guelph)

IN THE NEWS:
Very Glad He Chose a Major-Junior Route
Has Potential to Lift Fans Out of the Seats
Internationally Experienced with Team USA

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "He's an agile skater, a quick guy who is good at changing directions, and he gets open quick. Good versatility. He seems to play everywhere in the lineup." (Anonymous Scout, Hockey News Draft Preview)

• "He's small, quicker than fast. He skates with a wide stride, which gives him good balance and strength on his feet, but limits his high-end speed. Good puck skills and play-making ability. Should be drafted in the NHL, but will need time and development for NHL projection." (Phil Myre, ISS Scout)

• "Scouts cooled on the undersized forward as the season went on, citing skating concerns." (Recrutes.ca)

• "I saw him a lot in the second half of the season and began to downgrade him myself. I felt that wide base in his skating hindered his production in some of my viewings. I saw him a lot in the playoffs, where he has six points in 35 playoff games going back to last year. That’s an interesting stat." (Mark Edwards, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "If he's not scoring, he's not helping in any way. He's a one-dimensional, one-way player. Lazy on the backcheck and a soft forechecker -- don't expect him to fight tooth-and-nail in any puck battles. On the smallish side, but what he lacks in height, he makes up for with smarts and instincts at the offensive end." (Red Line Report)