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Dans
Locmelis

Dans Locmelis is a center that shows a great two-way hockey sense. He displays smarts and makes effective, efficient decisions on the ice and is the type of player who can play in many different situations. It’s like he just knows what decision to make and when to make it. His hockey IQ is high,…

Date of Birth
January 21, 2004
Position
Center
Height
6'0"
Draft Year
2022
Place of Birth
Jelgava, LVA  
Shoots
Left
Weight
170 lbs
Draft Result
4/119 (BOS)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Mar 10/22 Locmelis Dans 23564 – Lulea J20 vs. AIK J20 J20 Nationell by Fredrik Haak View Report
Sep 24/21 Locmelis Dans 22507 – Lulea J20 vs. AIK J20 J20 Nationell by Fredrik Haak View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2023-2024 Univ. of Massachusetts ncaa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022-2023 Luleå HF J20 j20-nationell 20 10 15 25 1.25 14 8
2021-2022 Luleå HF shl 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021-2022 Luleå HF J18 j18-nationell 5 2 4 6 1.2 2 14
2021-2022 Luleå HF J20 j20-nationell 44 18 16 34 0.77 16 16
2020-2021 Luleå HF J20 j20-nationell 9 3 0 3 0.33 -1 0
2019-2020 Luleå HF J18 j18-nationell 3 0 1 1 0.33 -1 0
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Dans Locmelis is a center that shows a great two-way hockey sense. He displays smarts and makes effective, efficient decisions on the ice and is the type of player who can play in many different situations. It’s like he just knows what decision to make and when to make it. His hockey IQ is high, and as a two-way center he is effective on both the forecheck and on the backcheck. He is great at breaking up plays in the defensive zone and then quickly making a transition pass up the ice to help his team get on the counterattack. He shows creativity and energy almost every shift when he is in the offensive zone with or without the puck. Even though he isn’t the biggest player on the ice, he is able to get into the dirty areas and play with a lot of intensity during loose-puck battles. He is well-balanced and looks strong in his legs and quick when turning so, and even if he gets forechecked, he handles situations well and often finds a smart solution before absorbing the hit. He needs to get stronger to help him in loose-puck battles and while carrying the puck into the prime scoring areas as at times he can be easily knocked off the puck and diverted from his original path. He plays a mature game and has the skillset that will translate well to the NHL level. Adding strength will effectively make him a solid bottom-six center, allowing him to work through contact and become a force during 50/50 battles. His offensive ceiling is a tad limited, which will hurt his long-term outlook, but he’s still the type of player you want in your lineup on a nightly basis. He will be a good defensive player who can occasionally find himself chipping in offensively, providing great value in the middle rounds.


– FCHockey’s 2022 NHL Draft Guide