DRAFT YEAR PRODUCTION: 19GP, 2G, 12A, 14PTS
CSS RANKING: 11th, North American Skaters - Central Scouting
WHAT'S THE BUZZ:
"A potential minute-eating two-way defender at the NHL level. An intriguing combination of speed, strength, and skill on the backend with top-pair upside."
-Tony Ferrari, Dobber Prospects
CUT TO THE CHASE:
Lambos has all the skills one needs to become a top defenseman in the NHL. He's a strong skater, makes smart passes, reads the ice well, and is sound defensively. Lambos is able to contribute offensively which makes him a very strong prospect for this year's draft.
One of the keys to his game is speed and strength. Various prospect writers tout the defenseman's great edge work and ability to pick up speed due to his powerful stride. Lambos' skating ability allows him to be effective in all zones on the ice.
During the 2020-21 season, Lambos played for JYP's U18, U20 and top-team in Finland before returning to the Winnipeg Ice in the Western Hockey League. The defenseman went overseas to develop his skills ahead of his return to the WHL and this summer's draft. During his time overseas, Lambos played 17 games and had all of his 14 points this year.
After returning to the Winnipeg Ice, Lambos suffered a lower-body injury which ended his season. He was also set to represent Canada at the Under-18 World Championships. Even though his year ended early due to injury, Lambos is expected to recover fully. Expect to see the blueliner from Winnipeg to go in the first round, as teams will look to develop Lambos into a top defenseman for their franchise.
DID YOU KNOW?
Carson isn't the only Lambos currently playing hockey. His older brother, Jonny, just wrapped up his third season with the Brandon Wheat Kings in the WHL.