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2015 NHL Draft
Curtis Lazar

Curtis Lazar  #27

NUMBER: 27 BIRTHDATE: February 2, 1995  (AGE 20)
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Salmon Arm, BC, Canada
WEIGHT: 196 DRAFTED: OTT / 2013 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (17th overall)    Prospect Bio
Recorded nine points (five goals, four assists) while serving as Canada's captain and winning the gold medal at the 2015 WJC. 2013-14: Established new major junior career highs in goals (41), assists (35) and points (76) with Edmonton (WHL) ... Recorded seven points (three goals, four assists) in Canada s seven games at the 2014 WJC in Sweden ... Tied for second among Oil Kings in post-season scoring with a career-high 22 points (10 goals, 12 assists) while appearing in all 21 playoff games in helping the team win the WHL Championship ... Recorded four points (two goals, two assists) including the overtime winner in the tournament s semi-final against Val d Or to help Edmonton reach (and ultimately win) the Memorial Cup ... Was awarded the George Parsons Trophy as the Memorial Cup s most sportsmanlike player. 2014-15 Season high: Face-offs: 5/7 (71%), Nov. 11 at Vancouver (4-3 OT loss)
Quote of the Day

He is, in my opinion, one of the best defensemen in the NHL and continuing to grow. I think his game, from an offensive standpoint, he continues to drive our offense... I think there's still tremendous upside for Oliver.

— Coyotes GM Don Maloney on defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson