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Luca Sbisa

North American Skater - Lethbridge, WHL
Final Rank:12Midterm Rank:18
Position:DefensemanShoots:Left
Height:6' 2"Weight:190
Born:January 30, 1990
Born in:Ozleri, ITA
Drafted: 2008: PHI (1st Round / 19th Overall)  Philadelphia Flyers


NHL Director of Central Scouting, E.J. McGuire

Strengths: "Luca is a poised and, sometimes, too poised a defenseman. One would say that a lot of times his calmness with the puck is misinterpreted as either slowness or laziness; that’s not the case with Luca. He is a smart player who moves the puck at the right time and carries the puck correctly, supports the rush and is adjusting very well to the North American game."

Areas to improve: "He needs continued adjustment to the North American game, he isn’t afraid under a forecheck but sometimes under a hard forecheck of one or two players of the opposition, he will tend to throw the puck away too early. As much as the poise comes in to play with the puck on his stick, when the puck isn’t on his stick I think that will be an area that will get better with time."