Tanner Laczynski

by brennenyork on December 15, 2017

Tanner Laczynski - photo courtesy: ushl.com

Tanner Laczynski, C

Shoots: R

Height: 6-00

Weight: 183

Born: 1997-06-01

Hometown: Shorewood, IL

Drafted: 169th in 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

December 2017 – Tanner Laczynski is continuing to build steam during his second season with the Ohio State Buckeyes, as he has 23 points in just 18 games. It is pleasing to see his skills are growing into his body as he certainly has the instincts of someone who can augment the offense of any team he dresses for. Unlike a lot of power forwards, Laczynski demonstrates sound decision making in all areas of the ice. He also showing that he is better harnessing of his physical tools including his newly acquired muscle mass. If he is not turning enough heads as it is, he likely will after the coming World Junior Championships. Edric Joseph

 

September 2016 – After an impressive sophomore campaign in the USHL, which included a trade from Chicago to Lincoln, Tanner Laczynski is looking to take the next step as he makes his way to Ohio State this winter. The speedy center plays a very skillful game, however he’s quite cerebral in his approach, making him a very effective forward. Laczynski’s ability to read plays and pick apart breakouts is where his true value is seen, as he often finds himself in alone after stripping the puck off the oppositions blade. He’s a smooth skater with a long, noticeable stride, and uses his body extremely well when it comes to protecting the puck both upon zone entry and down low in the offensive zone. Laczynski has been an effective point producer, but given his two way abilities he’s not likely going to be a forty-plus point NHL guy. If he does end up cracking the roster in the not so distant future, he likely fits in on a third line role. It is common, however, for college players to make strides offensively in the college style game, so I would be fairly optimistic as a Flyer fan or fantasy owner. Brennen York

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: B-

An intelligent, skilled forward.

 

 

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