Trevor Ludwig

Hometown:

Rhinelander Wisconsin

Team:

Dallas Stars

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1985-05-24

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2003

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

6th round (183rd overall), 2004

Weight:

209 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

The son of former NHLer Craig Ludwig, Trevor Ludwig was an outstanding addition to the defensive corps for Providence in 2004-05 and was the only freshman defenseman to find a regular spot in the lineup. For much of the season he has been paired with junior James Pemberton (FLA), and together they have proven effective offensively, sitting second and third overall in scoring amongst team defensemen.

2006-07: Trevor Ludwig continued to make strides in his junior season at Providence College, providing both stability and a physical presence on the Friars blueline. He played in 26 games this season, posting two points (both assists). He finished tied for fourth on the team with 37 penalty minutes. In addition to excelling on the ice, Ludwig also excels in the classroom. He capped his junior campaign with a selection to the Hockey East All-Academic Team.

2007-08: In his Senior year with Providence College(NCAA), Ludwig scored 1 goal and picked up 3 assists. He also picked up 30 PIMs.

2008-09: In his first year out of college and enjoying his first full professional season.  The positionally-sound defensive blueliner spent the better part of his 2008-09 campaign with Idaho (ECHL).  He notched a respectable ten points in 35 games there.  He went scoreless and even in 16 games with the Manitoba Moose (AHL).

2009-10: In his second full pro year, Ludwig played in 47 games, scoring 3 goals and adding 5 assists. He also sat in the box for 62 minutes or less. He also played 14 games for the Idaho Steelheads(ECHL). He scored 1 goal and picked up 5 assists.

Talent Analysis

Ludwig is primarily a defensive defenseman who keeps his game relatively simple. He is sound defensively and does an excellent job of taking away passing and shooting lanes. While he isn’t the prettiest skater on the team, Ludwig gets around the rink quite well and has shown a willingness to jump up and join the play as well. He plays with a good amount of tenacity and isn’t one to shy away from the physical side of the game. He can make good outlet passes and possesses a heavy shot. While Ludwig makes good use of his size and strength in one-on-one situations, he could stand to challenge opposing puck carriers more aggressively and consistently.

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