Lessio - courtesy of coyotes.nhl.com

 

Lucas Lessio, LW

Shoots: L

Height: 6-1

Weight: 200

Born: 1993-01-23

Hometown: Maple, Ont.

Drafted: 2011 by Phoenix Coyotes, 56th Overall

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

February 2014 - Lessio is currently 10th in AHL rookie scoring and his power forward game is coming around well.  With a slow first couple months in Portland of the AHL after starting the season in the NHL, around December Lessio’s game starting getting much more consistent.  Since December 1st, Lessio has 24 points in 25 games and his game has been really helped by playing on a line with center Andy Miele.  Could see a call up to the Coyotes but probably will play a bottom six role and won’t be much of a fantasy asset this season. Keith Duggan

 

October 2013 - One of the biggest surprises of the Coyotes opening day roster, Lucas Luccio has started the season with the Phoenix Coyotes big club. Lessio beat out several players for a roster spot including 2013 first round pick Max Domi. Averaging about 12 minutes a game playing on the third and fourth lines the first week of the season, Lessio remains scoreless to this point. After a injury plagued 2012-2013 OHL season, Lessio will probably end up in Portland of the AHL at some point to get more playing time and pro experience. The fact that Lessio is with the Coyotes right now shows how the team feels about his play and future with the team. Keith Duggan


April 2013 - It was an up-and-down year for Lucas Lessio of the Oshawa Generals as the big winger struggled with injuries and consistent production. He started the season strong with 12 points in his first eight games but would not see the consistent production for the remainder of the season. When Lessio is on top of his game he is one of the better skating forwards in the OHL as he packs a powerful stride. He has the ability to drive the net and scores most of his points when he shows this willingness. Lessio finished the 2012-13 OHL regular season with 19 goals and 34 points in 35 games. In the post-season, he picked up three points in the opening series but failed to record a single point in Barrie's 4-game sweep of the Generals. Brendan Ross


November 2012 – Signed a three year entry level in the summer and returned to the OHL’s Oshawa Generals. He is currently upgrading his production to a point per game pace and leading the team in power play goals with six. He has not played in the past 3 weeks due to an injury. Lessio also missed the opportunity of playing in the Subway Super Series late last week. Jason Banks


February 2012 – Lessio is a fitness fanatic and it shows through his 6-foot-1, 200 pound frame. He plays on the edge, often taking minor penalties but rarely fights. Lessio is known for his soft hands, and has put up modest numbers playing for the Oshawa Generals the past two seasons. The former seventh overall pick in the OHL Priority Draft has yet to break out offensively, and needs to develop his defensive play before he makes the jump to the pro level. Jason Banks

 

Fantasy Outlook: C-

 

Look for Lessio to develop his defensive game in the OHL and AHL before he is given a sniff at a top nine role in the NHL.

 

Footage:

 

Lessio gets a quick goal off the faceoff:

 

 

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