5th year left wing Lucas Lessio(36) started the current calendar with Dinamo Riga after a decent run in the previous campaign for Medvescak Zagreb grabbing 12 goals and 10 assists in 40 KHL games before leaving for Orebro HK of the SHL.
His time with the new Russian squad only lasted 13 contests with less than impressive results.
After just under a month on the sidelines looking for a new suitor, he agrees to terms with Kunlun Redstar.
The 24-year old will definitely have to start hitting the score sheet with more frequency and potentially improve that plus/minus rating or be happy playing in a lower league overseas.
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A week later he was released from his pto.
Tough to say where things went south for the former high draft selection after a good rookie season with an AHL career high 29 goals and 25 assists for 54 points with Portland Pirates, then 26 NHL games and another good run in the minors.
Maybe it was his on ice accountability, which sits at a -11 in the big league and a very lousy -38 rating with three different farm clubs.
In 5 AHL games he scored his first goal and assist and added another pair of helpers in 3 playoff contests.
The 6’1″ 206 lbs. forward was basically a point-per-game player in juniors racking up 80 goals and 70 assists in 167 games.
He’s signed to a 3-year entry level deal that keeps him with the team through the 2015/2016 season.
At only 20-years old he’s projected to become a top six, power forward in the league.