|Junior Team: (WHL) Edmonton Oil Kings|
|Stats: 72 GP / 38 G / 23 A / 61 P / 47 PIM|
The last of the Octopus Thrower profiles of draft eligible players who may be dawning a Detroit Red Wings jersey and cap at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft on June 30th.
Curtis Lazar is ranked 20th among North American players by Central Scouting and 12th by International Scouting Service.
I was high on Curtis Lazar before I started to watch tape and read up on him, now he should only be an option if everyone else we have previewed is off of the board at pick 18.
Lazar is a solid 2-way player, but he does not possess the ability, in my eyes, to become a top 6 forward.
Could develop into a great penalty killer and a player who will provide second tier scoring for an NHL team.
Curtis Lazar’s breakdown:
Why He Interests The Red Wings:
|The Red Wings do not need another bottom 6 forward, but with Darren Helm hurting and other forwards contract being up soon he could be a solid addition to the team in a couple years.|
|A third line center who will be able to shut down opposing players and produce second tier scoring for the Red Wings.|