Nicklas Lasu
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Nicklas Lasu


Molndal Sweden

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5th round (124th overall), 2008


176 lbs.

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2007-08: A player who has come off breakthrough season in the Swedish junior league, Nicklas Lasu put up good numbers with Frölunda in the junior league with 53 points in 41 games and a +33 rating.

2008-09: Attended 2008 Thrashers prospect camp before returning to Sweden where he split the season between Frolunda in the Elitserien and second-division Boras. In 14 regular season games with Frolunda, Lasu scored 3 goals with 1 assist and was +3. He also played in 11 playoff games with Frolunda with one assist. In 21 games with Boras, Lasu scored 4 goals with 6 assists and showed a gritty side by racking up 35 PIM. At the junior level, Lasu played four games with Frolunda's junior club, scoring 3 goals with 1 assist and 33 PIM and also represented Sweden in the U-20 WJC. In six games he scored two goals.

2009-10: Lasu again spent the season with Frolunda where he was teammates with fellow Thrasher prospects Carl Klingberg and recent signee Fredrik Pettersson. In 51 games with the seventh-place Indians, he scored 2 goals with 7 assists playing just under eight minutes per game. In seven playoff games, he had 1 assist and was -4. He was also loaned to Boras for 8 games and scored 5 goals and 2 assists.

2010-11: The hard working Lasu was a key player for Frolunda and established himself as a regular in the Elitserien with 54 games, scoring 7 goals. Lasu was also brought into the Swedish national team for 6 games and scored his first goal at the senior level.

2011-12: Lasu played his fourth pro season in Sweden's Elitserien; appearing in 45 games for Frolunda. Playing primarily in a lower line checking role, he had 4 goals with 5 assists and was minus-eight with 39 penalty minutes; averaging 14:29 minutes of ice time per game. Frolunda finished fifth in the 12-team league and lost in the fist round of the playoffs. Lasu was plus-one with 1 assist and had 25 penalty minutes in six playoff games.

2012-13: The 22-year-old Lasu skated in 54 games for Frolunda in his fifth pro season. He scored 2 goals with 7 assists and was -11 with 18 penalty minutes. Frolunda finished sixth in the Elitserien and lost to Lulea in a quarterfinal playoff series. Lasu had no points and was -4 with 2 penalty minutes in six playoff games.


Talent Analysis

Not a very big player, Lasu is scrappy and likes to play physical and with plenty of energy. He might not always put points on the board, but he always full effort and will do anything for the team. Lasu was a team captain as a junior and can be used in most game situations. He's a good passer, but not a top-notch goalscorer. His hockey sense, technical skills and speed are adequate, but it is his attitude and physical play that stand out.



An intriguing prospect, Lasu remains committed to staying in Sweden and has shown no interest in coming over to North America.


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