With the Boston Bruins getting ready to start their development camp soon, let’s take a look at someone that will be on everyone’s watchlist: Fabian Lysell.
Vancouver’s GM even told The Athletic that the only players that he has seen skate better than Lysell are Pavel Bure and Connor McDavid. Those are great comparisons to receive from your team’s general manager who later said he had to get him on his team. And that he did, the Vancouver Giants selected Fabian Lysell with the 30th pick in the 2020 WHL Import Draft Lysell showed that the choice they made was not a bad one with his performance throughout the season and the playoffs.
Lysell is a 19-year-old right-wing who currently plays for the Vancouver Giants of the WHL in Canada, and he let the league know he wasn’t fooling around. In 53 games the rookie put up 62 points which is 18 more than the next highest scorer on his team. He did this while playing 9 fewer games than him. talk about efficiency. Lysell also showed he can contribute on the power-play netting 5 goals and 10 assists. Lysell showed his impact on the team when he helped them become the first team to upset the top seed in the first round of the playoffs since the league expanded the playoff format to 16 teams in 2002.
His scouting report says that he is a constant threat on the ice. He is more of a playmaker than a scorer. And when paired with his 47% face-off percentage opens the door to a possible look at the center spot which is a big need in Boston when Patrice Bergeron decides to hang up the gloves for good. He is able to find his teammates no matter how much space or pressure he has and is able to protect the puck really well. He can also make play reads better than his peers can at his current level. He has a lethal one-timer that he can get off from the left face-off circle and his wrist shot from the right side is also pretty dangerous. Others say that he might be lacking in size but he is a strong player capable of winning 1-on-1 battles. Standing at 5’10” and weighing 172 pounds, It seems like Fabian Lysell is fated to spend some time in Providence but don’t be shocked if the front office gives him some run on the roster in Boston. We will have to wait and see where he will line up when the season starts. It will be interesting to see how he stacks up against NHL players.
Fabian Lysell is currently the Bruins’ best trade piece but they shouldn’t even think about trading him away unless they get blown out of the water by an offer. Lysell could be a big piece on this team for years to come.
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