Jets select skilled forward Chaz Lucius with No. 18 pick

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The Winnipeg Jets drafted forward Chaz Lucius with the 18th overall selection in the 2021 NHL Draft.

Chaz Lucius

Position: Center
Height: 6-feet
Weight: 172 pounds
Age: 18
Club: U.S. National Team Development Program
Nationality: American

GP G A P
25 26 12 38

(Stats source: EliteProspects.com)

Lucius dealt with a lot of injuries this past season but produced at a better than a goal-per-game clip when healthy. The University of Minnesota commit is one of the most gifted offensive players in the entire draft. He's a strong finisher with a quick and accurate wrist shot, but he also creates plenty of chances on his own with his skill and creativity.

There are concerns about Lucius' skating, which could necessitate a move from center to the wing at the next level, but most scouts project him to develop into a productive top-six NHL forward.

What they're saying

"Lucius is a high-octane offensive player with exceptional problem-solving skills. A threat with the puck anywhere in the offensive zone," according to Elite Prospects.

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Jets select skilled forward Chaz Lucius with No. 18 pick
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