A second vote for Lucas Raymond as the prospect to watch (at the prospect tournament, at least)

Early this morning, The Athletic’s Corey Pronman suggested that, in the absence of Moritz Seider, the Red Wings’ prospect to watch at Detroit’s prospect tournament in Traverse City–and main training camp–is one Lucas Raymond…

And, this evening, the Hockey News’s Ryan Kennedy agrees (at least with the prospect tournament part), per his list of a top 10’s worth of prospects to watch at the NHL’s various rookie tournaments:

Lucas Raymond, RW, Detroit: The host Red Wings always have a fun and exciting team in Traverse City and Raymond is the one to watch this time out. The 2020 first-rounder hasn’t played in North America yet, but his dynamic skill game will certainly be welcome. If Raymond adjusts quickly over here, there’s no reason he couldn’t see games with Detroit this season (though spending time with AHL Grand Rapids would not be a step back by any means).

Continued; I’m curious to see how Raymond’s recovery from elbow surgery has gone, as that nagging injury set him back during the course of his first full SHL season.

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One thought on “A second vote for Lucas Raymond as the prospect to watch (at the prospect tournament, at least)”

  1. Raymond is talented but did not finish SHL and he is not mature physically. Prove yourself in GR. Is every prospect expected to jump right into the NHL?? 4-5 yrs left in Rebuild. 1 or 2 might be called up from GR, Seider most likely. Will see???

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