Lynes was the leading scorer for the Battalion early in the year while Wojtek Wolski (COL) was up with the Avalanche. He is underrated because he used to just be known as a fighter and only became a goal scorer this season. He tripled his goal production this year, tallying 34 goals and 28 assists in 65 games. Coach Stan Butler consistently moved Lynes up to play with Wolski and Luch Aquino, and he answered the challenge by producing consistently at a point a game pace. In the playoffs he notched two goals and six assists in 11 games.
The Battalion’s third choice in 2004, this American born forward will probably be one of those players that teams wish they had ranked higher. What will probably keep him out of the first few rounds is his average skating skills.
Lynes doesn’t have a lot of flash and his skating is only adequate, but he plays a lot bigger than his size and is the type of player who can shift the momentum of a game, as he brings a lot of energy with him.