It’s nice to see Lohrei dominating that league, but honestly he should be. He’s 6’ 4” and turning 20 in 2 weeks. He might be the oldest drafted guy in the USHL. If he plays like this at Ohio State next year then we might really have something.It’s the USHL. Guessing they don’t have have super slow mo or a camera above the goal line haha.
Regardless, it’s nice to see Lohrei dominate. With Beecher struggling and not much else in the way of high end talent, Lohrei (and Schmaltz) have been bright spots.
Draft position always impacts our perception, fair or not. But that’s not why I made that comment. A 20 year old in the USHL that was good enough to get drafted should be dominant in that league. Especially a 6’ 4” 20 year old.It is funny how draft position impacts our perception. They took him 60th overall this year as an overager so we qualify everything with his age. If they had taken him as a flier in the 7th round in 2019, we’d be ecstatic and wondering why he was still available late and I doubt we’d be qualifying all comments with a note about his age. He is the same age, but it’s be a completely different perception of the player.
Zach Senyshyn continued his strong play. He made a nice play to set up a goal by Brady Lyle against Bridgeport, then scored a goal and added an assist against Hartford. This is his best stretch of games in his four seasons with the P-Bruins. He is leading the team in goals with four and is second in points with seven. Senyshyn is putting himself in good position for a callup if Boston needs a winger.
I see in that article that Jack Ahcan also "continued his strong play." I wonder if we'll see him get a call up at some point. D with a left-handed shot.
Providence’s goaltending has been second to none from the start. Dan Vladar played well in Hartford and Jeremy Swayman extended his record to 5-0 with the win over Bridgeport. Swayman (.935) and Vladar (.934) are in the top 10 in the AHL in save percentage.
He's probably not an NHL consideration for another 2-3 years.I’ve been impressed by Swayman’s stats from Maine and also seeing him in person at college a couple years ago.
Is be a legit #1 prospect? If so, backup next year and be the guy in 22’-23’ type timeline?
Keith Petruzzelli is a nice get as a camp invite. 3rd round pick of the Red Wings who isn’t signing.Was very good the past 2 seasons at Quinnipiac. I have to think he’s going to be a possible free agent signing. He’s also from Massachusetts.They're having something of a Development Camp next week. Roster below, all North American players. Covid restrictions keeping the European based players away. So unfortunately no Fabian Lysell.
F: Johnny Beecher, Riley Duran, Parker Ford*, Andre Gasseau, Tyler Gratton*, Curtis Hall, Brett Harrison, Matthew Kopperud*, Trevor Kuntar, Reed Lebster*, Marc McLaughlin*, Benjamin Myers*, Quinn Olson, Jake Schmaltz, Alex-Olivier Voyer
D: Ty Gallagher, JD Greenway*, Mason Langenbrunner, Mason Lohrei, Brady Lyle, Anton Malmstrom*, Ryan Mast, Dustyn McFaul, Travis Mitchell*, Brandon Scanlin*
G: Kyle Keyser, Zachary Stejskal*, Keith Petruzzelli*
*= camp invite
Obviously a lot of invites with no Euro's coming to town. 2021 draft picks are Brett Harrison, Andre Gasseau, Ty Gallagher are coming. The entire 2020 class (Lohrei, Kuntar, Langenbrunner, Duran) also are getting their first experience with the organization. Greenway is noted as an invite but was apparently acquired in a trade with Toronto last week. They have until 8/15 to decide if they want to sign him. Beecher, Lohrei and Harrison are probably the highest ranked prospects attending.
Really nice article in The Athletic on him today.Extremely excited to see Lohrei in this setting. His numbers in the ushl were hilarious and he’s only been a d for a short time. This will be a good measuring stick for us to see how good he really is against experienced players. Guys like Beecher and hall will be a good challenge for him since they are productive d1 players. Love development camp.
It is a pity, then, that Lohrei is 20 and yet to play his first college game.
“Mason hasn’t done a lot of shaving in his life,” said Pat Mikesch, Lohrei’s coach at Green Bay of the USHL. “He’s still growing up a lot with his body. So there’s still going to be a lot of growth.”
The Bruins required immediate left-side assistance. It’s why they invested $6 million annually in Mike Reilly and Derek Forbort.
Lohrei, meanwhile, is developing into a mix of the mobile Reilly and the stay-at-home Forbort. The incoming Ohio State freshman led the Gamblers with 19 goals and 40 assists in 48 games in 2020-21. Lohrei was the USHL Defenseman of the Year.
His stay with the Buckeyes may not last long. It is a nice timeline for the Bruins’ 2020 second-round selection. Lohrei is arguably the organization’s brightest amateur prospect.
“I knew he was going to be good. I didn’t know he was going to become special,” Mikesch said. “That’s what he’s kind of become now. He’s just a different defenseman than you get to see very often these days with his size, skating and offensive instincts.”
Thanks for sharing. This is a really exciting year for Lohrei. He was astonishingly good in the USHL this year but played in his draft +2 year (he was not drafted his first year). He dominated so much that its hard not to notice the performance. I don't really think its just overager performance though because he's only been playing D for 4 years. I could legitmately see him having a K'Andre Miller type impact at OSU (K"Andre did it a year younger). If he does that, I bet he plays in Providence to end the season. A 6'5 puck mover who can skate? A boy can dream....