LA Kings: First round targets if NHL Draft started today, Part IV

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LA KIngs Draft Carson Lambos
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Scouting Report

"February 2021 – Lambos’ adjustment to the Jr A SM-sarja has not gone as well as hoped. He has shown some flashes of the player that we saw in Winnipeg but there have been consistency issues since his arrival in the Finnish junior league. Lambos remains intriguing if for nothing else than he still remains a projectable NHL defender who can play solid minutes and play capably in all three zones. His shot remains a strength offensively but his playmaking has been solid yet unspectacular. He can make good crisp passes but the flashes of dynamism that were evident with the ICE haven’t shown themselves this season. His defensive game has been the trait that’s projected best in Finland, yet the consistency issues remain. For the most part, he plays a good gap, leads with his stick and does a good job of getting the puck and moving it up ice. While he is no longer in conversation near the top of the draft, his fall from grace hardly means he is no longer a first-round prospect. He still projects well and has the ability to eat up some minutes, it just may come as a second pair, all-situations guy rather than a top pair guy who can be relied on to drive play in all situations. Dobber Prospects/Ferrari"