Bruins’ top prospect Fabian Lysell draws praise within the organization



“If he’s not the best skater I’ve ever seen, he’s definitely one of them.”

Fabian Lysell of the Boston Bruins skates against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

The Bruins have yet to decide how much they want to bolster their roster at the NHL trade deadline, but moving away top prospect Fabian Lysell (even in exchange for a star) doesn’t seem easy for opposing teams.

In a story of Athletic’s Scott WheelerLysell has drawn praise from his WHL general manager – Barclay Parneta of the Vancouver Giants – as well as comparisons to Hockey Hall of Famer Pavel Bure and current NHL star Connor McDavid for his impressive shooting skills. skating.

“It’s so pretty and fun to watch it,” Parneta told Wheeler. “No matter who you are, you’re going to recognize ‘wow, this guy is incredibly fast.’ If he’s not the best skater I’ve ever seen, he certainly is.

Bruins player development coach Jamie Langenbrunner, meanwhile, praised Lysell’s nimble ability to do more than just go fast on the ice.

“There are straight line skaters who are probably on par with him, but that’s his first step or his ability to change direction to avoid contact or jump into another lane, that’s where he is. a real class above,” Langenbrunner told Wheeler. “The first thing I think anybody walks into the rink is going to see is that they can do motoring.”

After a year in Vancouver, Lysell — who turned 19 in January — is expected to enter the AHL or NHL next season.

“I’m just going to try to acclimate to this level and this rink and try to be curious and learn new things every day, and then we’ll pick it up from there,” he said in a statement. September. “I’m open to anything right now, but I’m looking forward to what’s to come.”


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