St. Louis Blues: Lukas Fischer will continue the legacy of the family name

The St. Louis Blues snagged Lukas Fischer as the 56th pick in the 2024 NHL Draft. What can we expect from him?
2024 Upper Deck NHL Draft - Portraits
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Lukas Fischer, the son of Jiri Fischer, was the 56th selection of the St. Louis Blues in the 2024 NHL Draft.

The St. Louis Blues can expect great things from the younger Fischer, who will be turning 18 in September.

Having been exposed to NHL ice from a young age, Fischer cheered for his dad's team, the Detroit Red Wings, and understands the pressures of playing in the NHL.

At one point, the Detroit Red Wings vs. St. Louis Blues rivalry was among the most exciting in the league.

Now, as a member of the St. Louis Blues, Fischer is determined to work hard and earn a spot on the NHL team in the coming years.

Fischer has gained extensive experience playing in both the USHL and OHL at a young age.

USHL

Cedar Rapids RoughRiders
2022-23: 4 games, 0 goals, 1 assist, 1 point.


OHL

Sarnia Sting
2022-23: 47 games, 3 goals, 7 assists, 10 points.
2023-24: 68 games, 6 goals, 28 assists, 34 points.

Despite his limited time in the USHL, Fischer's experience in different hockey settings gives him an advantage, showcasing his maturity as a young player.

This past season was undoubtedly Fischer's most successful, setting the stage for an exciting future in the NHL.

With a height of 6'3", he's got the ideal size for a defenseman that can be further developed in the weight room.

"Raw, young defenseman with interesting offensive tools and skating. Decision-making is still a work in progress, but could top out as a second-pair, two way defenseman," Dobber Prospects.

The Blues GM, Doug Armstrong, clearly expects Fischer to improve and would love to see him on one of the top lines in the near future.

His name might garner the most attention in the draft, largely due to his connection to his father and the elder's successful career.

Fischer took part in the Blues' development camp in St. Louis, ending on July 3rd. Fans should keep a close eye on this particular prospect.

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