2017 NHL Entry Draft

Lane Zablocki

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DETROIT • ROUND: 3 OVERALL: 79

 

Previous Team: Red Deer Rebels (WHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 93

Vital Statistics

Position: RW • Height: 5-11½ • Weight: 190 • Shoots: Right
Birthdate: Dec. 27, 1998 • Hometown: Wetaskiwin, Alberta

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous: Leduc OK (Ban./Mid.); Sherwood Park (AJHL); Regina (WHL)
WHL Bantam Draft: 2013 by Prince George (Round 5, No. 108)
WHL Debut: Sept. 24, 2015 (Regina at Moose Jaw)
First WHL Goal: Sept. 24, 2015 (Regina at Moose Jaw)

IN THE NEWS:
Quietly Raised Stock During His Draft Year
Traded to Red Deer in a Blockbuster Deal
Had Considered Going the College Route

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "Zablocki put up solid numbers both before and after being traded from Regina to Red Deer. Although not the toolsiest, his ability to put up solid points makes him a sleeper to watch." (McKeen's Draft Preview)

• "He may be the toughest player in the draft. He can really hit and handle himself in the pugilistic department. He has been awesome the past two playoffs -- he led a stacked Regina team as an underage and then scored key goals for Red Deer on their surprise playoff run." (Anonymous Scout, Recrutes.ca)

• "An emotional player and a guy you want on your team in the playoffs and in big games. He probably won’t turn into a top-six guy, but he will find a way to make an impact for any team he plays on." (Cass Bruni, Scout, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)