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Bantam Draft Player Profile: Luc Benedictson

Last season was a banner year for Hitmen bantam draft pick Luc Benedictson, as the assistant captain of the Winnipeg Monarchs helped guide the team to a city championship. Making the jump from Bantam AAA Division Two the year prior to Bantam AAA B1 was a smooth transition for the Manitoba product, who averaged almost two points-per-game at 1.48.

Here’s a quick run-down of the forward:

Luc Benedictson

Draft: 2017 Bantam Draft, 8th Round, 161 overall

Height: 6-foot-2

Weight: 175-lb.

Hometown: Winnipeg

Bantam Team: Winnipeg Monarchs Bantam AAA B1

Age Started Skating: 3 years old

Age Started Playing Hockey: 5 years old

Favourite Player: Alexander Ovechkin – “I like how he plays the game. He has a hard shot and is someone who I want to play like.”

Favourite Team: Washington Capitals

Favourite Hockey Memory: Winning the city championship, going to provincials and ending the season at Western Championship.

Play Style: Big body that can get to the front of the net for deflections and play physical. Good vision to set up the play, to go along with a quick release.

Feeling On Being Drafted By The Hitmen: “It feels great to be drafted by a great organization and I just can’t wait to see what it’s like.

2016/17 Stats

Games Played – 33

Goals – 27

Assists – 22

Points – 49

 

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