Checking in on the Prospects: NCAA Edition

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Cruz Lucius RW Wisconsin

Drafted in the fourth round in 2022, Lucius was viewed as a playmaking winger with solid puck skills.  Going into his draft year, there were questions about how his skating ability would translate to the pace of the pro game.  While Lucius presents a solid stat line in college (averaging a point per game), he will likely need to spend another year developing at the college level as well as time in the AHL before he will be ready for NHL minutes.

Future Outlook: 3rd line winger and penalty killer