2008-09: Brian Lashoff was traded midseason from Barrie to Kingston, where he got a lot more ice time. Joined AHL Grand Rapids in the spring and had a very good pro debut.
2009-10: Lashoff played his first full season with the Kingston Frontenacs in the OHL, appearing in 58 games with 6 goals, 21 assists for 27 points. He was held scoreless in 7 OHL playoff games before appearing in 6 games with Grand Rapids in the AHL, where he scored 2 assists. Lashoff also won a gold medal with the USA U20 team, scoring 2 assists in 7 games.
2010-11: Lashoff had a rough rookie season, fending off injuries throughout the year. He appeared in 37 games for the Griffins, putting up just 3 assists.
2011-12: Lashoff bounced back from an injury-filled rookie season to skate in all 76 games for the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins. After never scoring more than seven goals during his four-year junior career, Lashoff scored 8 goals for the Griffins including 3 power play goals and had 11 assists while finishing minus-nine with 41 penalty minutes. He did not see any post-season action as Grand Rapids missed the AHL playoffs, finishing fourth in the North Division.
An intelligent puck-mover with size and a good shot, Lashoff has the makeup of an NHL defenseman. He needs to improve his defensive positioning but should be able to if he is given more time to develop at the AHL level.
Lashoff will spend another season with the AHL's Griffins in 2012-13, and will be one of the top four defensemen on the roster.