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Focusing On Lucas Raymond After His Hat Trick In Chicago

10/25/2021 at 3:00am EDT

from Kevin Allen of Detroit Hockey Now,

Lucas Raymond should buy himself a car and start looking for his own place. Detroit Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill made a point to say Raymond’s appearance on the opening day roster didn’t mean he officially made the team. If he didn’t measure up, the Red Wings were prepared to send him to their minor-league affiliate in Grand Rapids....

Long-time Red Wings executive Jim Devellano says Raymond has traits that remind him of a young Steve Yzerman. That seems particularly relevant now that Raymond is the first Red Wings player 19 or younger to register a hat trick since Yzerman did it in 1985.


from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

"It was fun, for sure," Raymond said. "To get the bounceback win after a tough night last night (loss in Montreal) and first hat trick. You're always trying to score and sometimes you do and just trying to keep pushing. My mindset was to just win the game and the scores helped."

It was the first hat trick for a Wings player age 19 or younger since Steve Yzerman — who drafted Raymond in the first round in 2020 (fourth overall) — in 1985. Only Yzerman, Gordie Howe and Raymond have notched four points in a game.

"It's tough to take in," Raymond said of being in that sort of company. "Those two are the greatest to play in franchise history. I'm trying not to think about it too much and just keep playing and working."


Below, watch the extended game highlights.

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