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2019-20 Player in Review: Jarid Lukosevicius

In his rookie season, right wing Jarid Lukosevicius accounted for eight points in 29 games with the Griffins.

Regular season stat line

29 GP, 6 goals, 2 assists, 8 points, -1 rating, 29 PIM

Contract status

Entering second year of two-year contract

By the numbers

2 – Lukosevicius (LOO-koh SAVAGES) lit the lamp in consecutive games on Feb. 14 vs. Cleveland and Feb. 15 at Chicago, marking the second time he scored in back-to-back appearances (Oct. 12 at Rockford and Oct. 18 at Texas).

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7 – Lukosevicius is one of seven players from the University of Denver to suit up for the Griffins, joining Adam Berkhoel, Anders Bjork, Blake Hillman, Filip Larsson, Joe Murphy and Brett Skinner. During his Pioneers career, he notched 105 points (62-43—105), a plus-47 rating and 75 penalty minutes in 158 games from 2015-19. Lukosevicius was named the Frozen Four’s Most Outstanding Player in 2017 after scoring all three of Denver’s goals in the Pioneers’ 3-2 national championship victory over Minnesota-Duluth, helping the program win their eighth national championship.

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Photo by University of Denver Athletics

11 – Lukosevicius made his regular season AHL debut in the Griffins’ home opener on Oct. 11 vs. Milwaukee. After playing four years at the University of Denver from 2015-19, the Squamish, British Columbia native got his first taste of AHL action in Game 4 of the 2019 Central Division Semifinals vs. Chicago on April 24.

12 – The 5-foot-10, 192-pound winger netted his first pro goal on Oct. 12 at Rockford, one day after making his regular season debut. Lukosevicius scored Grand Rapids’ opening goal at the 14:46 mark of a 4-2 victory over the IceHogs. Matt Puempel and Dominik Shine picked up the assists.

Listen to Bob Kaser's call of Lukosevicius' first pro goal.

13.3% – Lukosevicius’ 13.3 shooting percentage – six goals on 45 shots – ranked second among team rookies with more than 20 GP, trailing only Ryan Kuffner’s 13.6%. In fact, his 13.3% is the fifth highest single-season mark by a Griffins rookie since 2014-15 (min. 20 GP). Only Mark Zengerle (18.3% in 72 GP in 2014-15), Scott Czarnowczan (14.3% in 29 GP in 2014-15), Andreas Athanasiou (13.7% in 55 GP in 2014-15) and Kuffner posted higher numbers.

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14 – Lukosevicius was one of 14 rookies to play for Grand Rapids this season, the most since the 2016-17 team had 15. He was one of nine first-year players who competed in 20 or more games, which was the team’s most since at least 2005-06.

29 – His 29 games played ranked seventh among rookies on the roster.

Newsworthy

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All Griffins photos by Sam Iannamico

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