Dukes acquire Lucas from CCHL Rockland

A veteran forward from Quebec is coming to Wellington.

20-year-old Liam Lucas of Pointe-Claire was acquired by the Dukes from the Rockland Nationals of the Central Canada Hockey League on Tuesday for a player development fee.

The 5-10, 174 lbs overager split the 2022-23 season between the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s Estevan Bruins and the CCHL’s Ottawa Jr. Senators, notching 25 points in 43 combined games.

Lucas added one assist in 10 games in the CCHL postseason.

Prior to his junior hockey career, he captained the Vermont Academy Prep School team and led that squad in points with 37 in 2021-22.

Dukes GM Todd Diminie described Lucas as a ‘speedy forward’ who will lead by example with his consistent work ethic and team-first approach.

“Liam has the versatility to play both center and the wing, and contribute in all situations. He gained valuable experience this past year in his first Junior A season, winning a CCHL Championship and attending the Centennial Cup,” Diminie stated.

“Liam is a very dependable player who shows the potential to take his offensive game to another level.”

Stay tuned to wellingtondukes.com and all Dukes social media channels for more upcoming signings ahead of the 2023-24 OJHL season.