The Detroit Red Wings selected Lucas Raymond with the fourth overall pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. Since then, he has worked his way to the Red Wings roster amid a global pandemic, and now he’s a top-line player for Coach Jeff Blashill and the squad.
From his first-career goal being a quick-release snipe for the Detroit Red Wings to a first-career hat trick to overtime winners it’s been an adventure. It’s so early in Raymond’s career but he has certainly shown the fanbase there is a lot to be excited about.
It seems like Raymond is always in a position to make something happen and the puck seems to find him. He’s patient and has made the right moves, and that’s helped him wind up with 21 points through 22 games played.
It’s been impressive to watch how Raymond has carried himself through this early season. He may not always be finding the back of the net, though his nine goals are a great start for a rookie. It’s his abilities as a playmaker that make him so much fun to watch.
Detroit Red Wings rookie Lucas Raymond continues to impress.
It may not always be a highlight reel goal or an overtime winner, but Raymond is finding ways to impress fans and leave them drooling in excitement for what’s to come. Remember, Raymond is 19 years old and is slated to be here for the long haul as the Red Wings begin competing once again.
Co-Site expert Bob Heyrman recently put out a tweet talking about the Henrik Zetterberg era and hinted at the idea of a Lucas Raymond era. It got me thinking about the similarity between these two players, and it’s intriguing to think about Raymond being the future version of what Zetterberg was.
The playmaking forward who finds a way to get it done by way of his stick or setting someone else up for the glory. Either way, having someone like Raymond in the lineup doing what he’s been doing for years to come has to have fans extremely excited.
The future is bright and with the plays, Raymond has been making lately, it’s easy to see why.
Raymond was in the Calder Trophy conversation early on in the 2021-22 season, and his early performance has certainly strengthened his case even more. Keep in mind, the Red Wings also have Moritz Seider in the running for the award as well, throwing the body around for the team’s defense.