2024 NHL Draft

Lucas Van Vliet's a late-riser to watch for the 2024 NHL Draft

Lucas Van Vliet is one of the 2024 NHL Draft's most fascinating centre prospects, with more than enough scoring touch and a well-developed 200-foot game. He's also well-respected in that USNTDP room, known as someone with strong leadership qualities.

Because of all that, he's picking up a lot of momentum as we inch closer to the draft in June.

“I think just sticking to your game and not trying to be something pretty or something you’re not. Just stick to your role. Just do whatever you are best at and that stands out,” Van Vliet said of the NHL's interest in him ahead of the draft.

Van Vliet was chosen in the 15th round of the 2022 OHL Draft by the Sarnia Sting. His linemate, Austin Baker, was selected in the eighth round by the Owen Sound Attack. Both are still playing together as they did f

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