Luypen has made significant changes to his game and doesn’t look much like the player who was passed over last draft. One of the most driven players on the ice, he is a hard worker and character player who has added layers of skill to accompany grit, which allows him to not only get to…
|May 27/21||Luypen Jalen||22151 – Edmonton vs. Calgary||WHL||by Justin Froese||View Report|
|2021-2022||Edmonton Oil Kings||whl||66||29||35||64||0.97||40||78|
|2020-2021||Edmonton Oil Kings||whl||23||16||13||29||1.26||15||25|
|2019-2020||Edmonton Oil Kings||whl||64||9||9||18||0.28||9||56|
|2018-2019||Edmonton Oil Kings||whl||47||7||6||13||0.28||-7||13|
Luypen has made significant changes to his game and doesn’t look much like the player who was passed over last draft. One of the most driven players on the ice, he is a hard worker and character player who has added layers of skill to accompany grit, which allows him to not only get to tough ice, but also to make an impact as an offensive contributor. Doesn’t have the most comprehensive tools within his kit but is hard to push off pucks. Uses the strength of his top hand to control pucks and constantly change the angle of attack while displaying layers of deception with his head and footwork. Does tend to default to a straight-line game but will occasionally introducing lateral moves and changes of pace to manipulate defenders and isolate defenders. He doesn’t have the most efficient stride or extension but his quickness and low center of mass allows him to be agile and corner quickly while getting to top speeds relatively effectively. Though not an elite level playmaker or creator of chances right now the steps of becoming a proactive player are there to him. His shot is effective now but he will need to continue working on his release and mechanics, as he’s more bound to success from opportunity than elite form. His forechecking and defensive pursuits can be relentless, creating a lot of confusion and forced decisions. Is hard on the body and there’s more method than just hitting anything with a pulse for the sake of it. Does a good job of breaking at the right time and angling to the wall and forcing opponents into traps which, if anything, will draw him to an energy line down the road. Lots of progress here since last season and you can see the hours of work he’s poured into his game by the changes of his play.