Mario Lucia

 

Mario Lucia, RW

Shoots: L

Height: 6-2

Weight: 183

Born: 1993-08-25

Hometown: Plymouth, Minnesota, USA

Drafted: 2011 by Minnesota Wild, 60th Overall

 

Observations:

 

December 2014 – Three years into his playing career for the University of Notre Dame, Mario Lucia is quietly putting together a nice collegiate hockey resume. Lucia is a nice blend of hockey IQ and athleticism that a hockey club could always use. Has been kept out of the Minnesota Wild spotlight, but it has been to Lucia’s benefit as he has been able to grow without the pressures that come with turning around a professional hockey team’s postseason misfortunes. Plays big and it is relieving to see that his frame has caught up to his physical brand of offense. Needs to show that his hot start that was worthy of October’s player of the month honours is not an exception but something that can be expected going forward. Edric Joseph

 

January 2014 – As a freshman at Notre Dame last season, Mario Lucia skated in 32 games on his way to making the NCAA All-Rookie Team and he was also a member of the gold medal-winning USA Team at the 2013 World Junior Championship. Lucia had 23 points (12 goals and 11 assists) as a freshman and finished a minus-4 with 18 penalty minutes. So far in his sophomore  year, Lucia is tearing it up with 22 points (13 goals and 9 assists) in 25 games while playing with Columbus prospect T.J. Tynan. Jamie Zadow

 

Fantasy Outlook: B-

 

A quick, gritty forward the same mould of Erik Cole, Lucia needs to continue to make good use of his time out of the Minnesota Wild spotlight showing that he can compete ahead of the curve against young men in the NCAA in order to strengthen his case for a roster spot when he decides to turn professional.

 

Footage:

 

Mario Lucia talks about his potential future in the NHL

 

 

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