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Preds Sign Forward Lukas Craggs to Two-Year, Entry-Level Deal

Forward had 25 Points in 35 Games for Bowling Green During his Junior Season, Helped Lead Falcons

by Press Release @PredsNHL /

Nashville, Tenn. (April 5, 2019) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Friday that the team has signed forward Lukas Craggs to a two-year, entry-level contract.

Craggs, 22 (5/16/96), posted 13 goals and 25 points in 35 games for Bowling Green State University this season, helping the Falcons reach the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1990. He established career highs in goals (13), assists (12), points (25) and plus-minus (+18) during his junior season, and his 118 penalty minutes led the NCAA. Craggs scored an NCAA-leading six goals during December to earn his first WCHA Forward of the Month award and claimed two WCHA Forward of the Week nods during his three-year tenure at Bowling Green. In 116 games with the Falcons, the 5-foot-11, 190-pound forward tallied 54 points (30g-24a), seven game-winning goals, a +33 rating and 190 penalty minutes.

Never drafted, the Elmhurst, Ill., native spent two seasons with the USHL's Youngstown Phantoms before enrolling at Bowling Green, posting 37 points (17g-20a) and serving as an alternate captain in 2015-16. He also suited up for the NAHL's Janesville Jets in 2013-14 and is a product of the Team Illinois youth program, where he played three seasons.

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