Luke Stevens

Hometown:

Duxbury Massachusetts

Currently Playing In:

Junior

Birthday:

1997-02-11

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2015

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2015

Height:

6-4

Acquired:

5th round (126th overall), 2015

Weight:

190 lbs.

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History

2012-13: Luke Stevens attended the USA Hockey Select 15 camp in July 2012 and played for Duxbury High School in Massachusetts as a sophomore. He skated in four games with the Boston Advantage U16 team, scoring 1 goal. Stevens was selected by the Omaha Lancers in the 25th round (367th overall) in the 2013 USHL Entry Draft.

2013-14: Stevens transferred to Nobles and Greenough to play prep school hockey, repeating his sophomore year, and played for the Cape Cod Whalers U16 team prior to the high school season. He scored 15 goals with 7 assists in 28 games for the Bulldogs. Nobles reached the Elite Eight tournament, losing 5-3 to Exeter in the quarterfinals. Stevens committed to playing college hockey at Yale and was selected by Rimouski in the 11th round (199th overall) in the 2014 QMJHL Entry Draft.

2014-15: Stevens skated in 23 games for Nobles and Greenough in his junior season, suffering an early season injury that caused him to miss some time, and played for the Cape Cod Whalers U18 team. He scored 11 goals with 18 assists in 23 games for Nobles. The Bulldogs headed into the Elite Eight as the number three seed but were upset by sixth-seeded Gunnery, 6-1. In 14 midget games with the Whalers Stevens scored 5 goals with 12 assists and no penalties. He participated in the USA Hockey Select 17 camp, scoring 1 goal with 3 assists in five games for Team White. No longer on Omaha’s protected list, he was select by Youngstown in the 21st round (339th overall) in the 2015 USHL entry draft. (Chicago obtained his rights in a trade in July 2015). Stevens was ranked 149th amongst North American skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings and was selected by Carolina in the fifth round (126th overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft.

Talent Analysis

The son of former Ron Francis linemate Kevin, Stevens has the size of his father without the scoring polish. Still, he is already 6-foot-3 and 195 pounds and won’t even turn 19 until February 2016 — that’s known as “size you can’t teach.” Add in that Stevens is a hard-working player and any scoring development he exhibits become a bonus.

Future

Stevens will play in the USHL in 2015-16, then head to Yale the following year. Stevens is a project — one with NHL bloodlines — but he has plenty of time to grow into his frame and improve.

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