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USA Cruz Lucius

#51 Univ. of Wisconsin / NCAA - 23/24

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Last added: Joseph Aker
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Brandon Hawkins 50 31 35 66
2. Patrick Curry 51 27 33 60
3. Alex Kile 48 28 31 59
4. Jack Dugan 51 15 42 57
5. Jalen Smereck 51 12 45 57
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Cruz Lucius Facts

Date of Birth
Position
RW
Age
19
Height
6'0" / 183 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
179 lbs / 81 kg
Nation
Shoots
R
Youth Team
-
Contract
-
Highlights
1-time U18 WJC Silver Medal 1

With his combination of deception and passing skills, Lucius managed to send a staggering amount of pucks to open teammates in the slot. When he gets the space to prepare his plays, he can manipulate defenders and connect highly difficult plays. -EliteProspects 2022 NHL Draft Guide

Brother: Chaz Lucius

Cruz Lucius Statistics

S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2016-17 MN Gentry Galaxy 13U AAA T1EHL 13U 10* 1* 9* 10* 4* -* |
2017-18 MN Blackhawks 14U AAA MNBEL 14U 14* 1* 18* 19* -* -* |
2018-19 Gentry Academy 15U AAA NAPHL 15U 13* 9* 32* 41* 6* -* |
2019-20 Gentry Academy 16U AAA NAPHL 16U 20* 28* 40* 68* 2* -* | Playoffs 5 3 18 21 2 -
2020-21 USNTDP Juniors USHL 26* 6* 12* 18* 10* -4* |
U.S. National U17 Team NTDP 42* 14* 28* 42* 8* -* |
2021-22 USNTDP Juniors USHL 10* 5* 2* 7* 0* 10* |
U.S. National U18 Team NTDP 23* 9* 9* 18* 10* 21* |
USA U18 WJC-18 6* 2* 6* 8* 6* 9* |
2022-23 Univ. of Wisconsin NCAA 34* 11* 23* 34* 18* -7* |
2023-24 Univ. of Wisconsin NCAA 30* 12* 18* 30* 8* 3* |

Cruz Lucius Tournament Statistics

S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2012-13 Team Minnesota Brick Invitational 6* 4* 5* 9* 0* -* |
2019-20 USA U16 YOG 4* 0* 3* 3* 0* 0* |
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Cruz Lucius Game Log

Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
NCAA
2024-02-24T17:00:00-0600 Univ. of Wisconsin @ Penn State Univ.
2024-02-23T18:00:00-0600 Univ. of Wisconsin @ Penn State Univ.
2024-02-17T15:30:00-0600 Univ. of Wisconsin @ Ohio State Univ.
2024-02-16T17:30:00-0600 Univ. of Wisconsin @ Ohio State Univ.
2024-02-10T17:00:00-0700 Univ. of Wisconsin vs Univ. of Notre Dame
2024-02-09T18:00:00-0700 Univ. of Wisconsin vs Univ. of Notre Dame
2024-01-27T18:00:00-0600 Univ. of Wisconsin @ Univ. of Michigan
2024-01-26T18:00:00-0600 Univ. of Wisconsin @ Univ. of Michigan
2024-01-13T18:00:00-0700 Univ. of Wisconsin vs Lindenwood Univ.
2024-01-12T18:00:00-0700 Univ. of Wisconsin vs Lindenwood Univ.
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SCOUTING REPORTS
Date Article Source
06/17/2022 NHL Draft Final Rankings: Top 305 Neutral Zone
06/17/2022 To B or not to B Neutral Zone
05/26/2022 NHL Draft Considerations: 550+ Prospects Neutral Zone
05/17/2022 Cruz Lucius Neutral Zone
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Cruz Lucius Career Totals

League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
Brick Invitational 1 6* 4* 5* 9* 1.50* 0* -* | 0 * * * * * *
MNBEL 14U 1 14* 1* 18* 19* 1.36* -* -* | 0 * * * * * *
NAPHL 15U 1 13* 9* 32* 41* 3.15* 6* -* | 0 * * * * * *
NAPHL 16U 1 20* 28* 40* 68* 3.40* 2* -* | 1 5 3 * 18 * 21 * 4.20 * 2 * - *
NCAA 2 64* 23* 41* 64* 1.00* 26* -4* | 0 * * * * * *
NTDP 2 65* 23* 37* 60* 0.92* 18* 21* | 0 * * * * * *
T1EHL 13U 1 10* 1* 9* 10* 1.00* 4* -* | 0 * * * * * *
USHL 2 36* 11* 14* 25* 0.69* 10* 6* | 0 * * * * * *
WJC-18 1 6* 2* 6* 8* 1.33* 6* 9* | 0 * * * * * *
YOG 1 4* 0* 3* 3* 0.75* 0* 0* | 0 * * * * * *
* Some data is missing to provide a correct summary.

Cruz Lucius Skill Rating

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Teamwork
15
Passing
15
Puckhandling
14
Speed
13

Cruz Lucius Career Highlights

Season
Awards by season
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Cruz Lucius Connections

Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
06/16/2022
06/16/2022 Confirmed USNTDP Juniors Univ. of Wisconsin
Media and Articles
Date Article Source
07/11/2022 Lucius Announces Commitment to Wisconsin Neutral Zone
05/27/2022 NHL Draft Considerations: 550+ Prospects Neutral Zone
05/02/2022 Minnesota's Top Recruiting Class Takes a Hit Neutral Zone
01/12/2022 2004 National Rankings: Top 300 Neutral Zone
12/27/2021 League Rankings: 2004's Top 600 Neutral Zone
10/27/2021 USHL Weekend #4: Top 68 Neutral Zone
07/14/2021 Top 250 US Prospect Rankings: 2004s Neutral Zone
02/16/2021 MN Bantam Elite League: Top 50 Neutral Zone
02/16/2021 Western States Bantam Invite: Top 29 Rankings Neutral Zone
10/27/2020 USA U17 NTDP vs Soo Eagles. Two Games Neutral Zone
03/25/2020 USA Hockey Announces National Under-17 Team Neutral Zone
03/06/2020 NTDP Evaluation Camp Roster Invites Neutral Zone
02/23/2020 NAPHL U16 Dixon Cup Playoffs: Top 70 Neutral Zone
12/27/2019 Notre Dame U16 Shootout: Top 70 Neutral Zone

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Cruz Lucius Biography and Trivia

Drafted 2019, 8 #161 overall by Seattle Thunderbirds in the WHL Bantam Draft

2022 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #63 by FCHockey

2022 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #95 by TSN/Craig Button

2022 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #140 by McKeen's Hockey

2022 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #85 by TSN/McKenzie

2022 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #41 by NHL Central Scouting

Invited to NHL Scouting Combine -- 2022

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