2020 NHL Draft Profile: Lucas Raymond

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Frolunda HC

Frolunda HC

Many scouts would watch Raymond play in Sweden’s top league and leave the arena shaking their heads, wondering how a player who did so many great things was receiving such little ice time. But that’s how they roll in Sweden when it comes to 17-year-olds.

When Raymond played junior at home, he looked bored and frustrated. So that leaves competition against the best young players on the planet, and if the world under-18s and WJC are an indication, Raymond is an elite talent at both ends of the ice. And he has a healthy abundance of deception in his game. “He’s a set-up artist,” said one scout. “He sets you up to beat you. He’s so good at keeping opponents at bay, and by the time you realize he’s beaten you, it’s too late.”