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2013 Draft Class Profile: Curtis Lazar

by Staff Writer / Winnipeg Jets

CURTIS LAZAR

Center- Edmonton Oil Kings
Born Feb 2 1995 -- Vernon, BC
Height 6.0 -- Weight 198 --
Shoots: Right
Number: 16

2010 WHL Bantam Draft: Oil Kings’ first-round pick, 2nd overall.

RANKINGS:

Central Scouting: 20th in North American skaters
International Scouting Services: 12th overall

KEY ATTRIBUTES:

Strong two-way centre
NHL quality shot
Defensive awareness
Strong skating ability


DID YOU KNOW...

Lazar captained Team BC to the Gold medal at the 2011 Canada Winter Games, and played for Team Pacific in the 2012 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. He scored a whopping 12 goals and 17 points in only six games at the 2011 Canada Winter Games, breaking Steve Stamkos’ goal-scoring record and Sidney Crosby’s record for points in the tournament.

Lazar helped Canada’s Under-18 team win Gold at the 2012 Memorial for Ivan Hlinka tournament in August 2012.

Lazar’s hockey role model growing up was Hockey Hall-of-Famer and former Swift Current Bronco Joe Sakic.

At No. 2 overall in the 2010 Bantam Draft, Lazar is the highest drafted player in Oil Kings’ modern-day franchise history.

CURTIS LAZAR - EDMONTON OIL KINGS
Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM +/- GP G A Pts PIM
2012-13 Edmonton Oil Kings WHL 72 38 23 61 47 25 22 9 2 11 20
2011-12 Edmonton Oil Kings WHL 63 20 11 31 56 15 20 8 11 19 4










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