Seattle Kraken select Lukas Dragicevic in 2023 NHL Draft
Nashville, Tenn. – The Tri-City Americans are proud to announce that defenseman Lukas Dragicevic was chosen 57th overall by the Seattle Kraken in the 2023 NHL Draft. He became the 67th player in Americans franchise history to be drafted into the NHL.
Dragicevic, from Richmond, B.C., turned heads during the 2022-23 season by leading the Americans in scoring with 75 points (15-60-75) while suiting up for all 68 games. He was the only defenseman in the entire 60-team Canadian Hockey League to lead his team in scoring last season.
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The 6-foot-1, 194-pound Dragicevic also set an Americans franchise record with a 27-game point streak from October 14-December 30, picking up 37 points (7-30-37) over that span. In the Americans’ first round playoff series against the Prince George Cougars, Dragicevic added four assists in six games.
After the 2022-23 WHL season was finished, he was named to Hockey Canada’s team at the World Under-18 Hockey Championship in Switzerland for the second year in a row. In seven games during the event Dragicevic posted four points (2-2-4) to help Canada win the bronze medal.
Dragicevic becomes the first player in Americans franchise history to be drafted by the Seattle Kraken.