Richmond’s Lukas Dragicevic is one of the players to watch for the 2023 NHL Draft according to NHL Central Scouting.
According to a press release, the six-foot-two right-handed defenseman Dragicevic is listed as a B-rated skater in the preliminary rankings, indicating he is a potential second- or third-round selection for the NHL just below ranked skaters. HAS. .
Dragicevic, who plays for the Tri-City Americans, is currently in his second full season in the Western Hockey League (WHL). It was drafted fourth overall by the Americans in 2020 after scoring 52 points (8-44-52) with U15 team Delta Hockey Academy Green, where he was briefly trained by his father.
In his first full-time WHL season in 2021-22, Dragicevic scored 32 points (6-26-32) in 62 games and was the highest-scoring 2005-born defenseman. He is currently tied with Mazden Leslie of Vancouver for the 2005-born defenseman leading the scoring with 11 points in his first ten games of the 2022-23 season.
Dragicevic was also one of four 2005-born defensemen on Hockey Canada’s roster for the World Under-18 Hockey Championship, where he scored three points (1-2-3) in four games.