|Written by Russ Bitely|
March 2012 – Lalonde can skate fairly well coming from the back end, and likes to join the rush too. He has some good hockey sense, although sometimes his decision making with and without the puck is a killer. He played four seasons in the OHL for Belleville Bulls and currently in his second stint with Rockford. Lalonde will need to improve his defensive game and plus/minus stats before getting is opportunity in Chicago.
Fantasy Outlook: C+
Lalonde is a D-man who can skate but will need to make better decisions in order to make the big club.
Shawn Lalonde getting into a fight in AHL with the Rockford IceHogs on 1/21/2011.
Fantasy Prospects Report Notes (Any FPR's released in the last 18 months will not be listed here):
2009 Fantasy Prospects Report:
Sometimes, it's what skills a player doesn't have that makes them desirable. Of course, Shawn Lalonde's skating is outstanding; his mobility in every direction is tops among '08 eligible defenders. While not as fast as Doughty or Ness, the Porcupine, Ontario native is a fantastic pivoter, capable of changing direction at a moment's notice. Lalonde has utilized his skating skills so far in a defensive role; a team can't score if they don't have the puck, and Lalonde never allows them to have it. However, with confidence and muscle, the raw blueliner could be a dominant player offensively. And confidence and muscle are the two things most players gain with experience. With that being Lalonde's only barrier to pro success, most teams - your keeper team included - should like him.
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|Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 March 2012 00:31|