Rieger Lorenz is an athletic, energetic forward who displays a strong two-way game at even strength, while also being successful on both sides of special teams. His head coach gave him a massive workload this past season and he was able to single-handedly carry the team at times. When used defensively he is as reliable…
|Mar 2/22||Lorenz Rieger||23519 – Okotoks vs. Calgary||AJHL||by Derek Neumeier||View Report|
|Jan 29/22||Lorenz Rieger||23314 – Brooks vs. Okotoks||AJHL||by Derek Neumeier||View Report|
|Dec 23/21||Lorenz Rieger||23022 – Okotos vs. Olds||AJHL||by Josh Bell||View Report|
|Oct 3/21||Lorenz Rieger||22543 – Canmore vs. Okotoks||AJHL||by Derek Neumeier||View Report|
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Rieger Lorenz is an athletic, energetic forward who displays a strong two-way game at even strength, while also being successful on both sides of special teams. His head coach gave him a massive workload this past season and he was able to single-handedly carry the team at times. When used defensively he is as reliable as almost any other forward in this year’s draft. He does so many little things consistently well. He understands the importance of face-offs and does everything in his power to help his center if it’s a scramble draw. He recognizes his duties in his own zone, whether it’s dropping to the slot when he’s the weak-side winger to prevent any backdoor passes, or closing the gap on opposing defensemen and taking away the shooting lane. When he needs to backcheck hard he can be incredibly effective at chasing guys down. He isn’t all defense, though, as his impressive scoring totals from this year will attest. First of all, he’s a fantastic forechecker. He has such a high motor and pretty good straight-line speed, which allows him to get in on the forecheck quickly and helps him be able to create turnovers. He can also create bursts of separation in transition, creating plenty of breakaways and odd-man chances. When he has the puck on his stick he is quite confident. He can take it hard to the net, and is getting better at hanging onto it as long as he has to while maneuvering through or around the zone to create or find opportunities. He doesn’t quite have an NHL-caliber shot yet, but he’s not far off. All in all, he is a prospect who seems to have a pretty high floor as far as potential goes. He looks like he’ll become a serviceable middle-six forward who’s able to contribute in multiple ways.