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Nicklas Tyrone Lasu (born 16 September 1989) is a Swedish professional ice hockey forward, currently playing for Frölunda HC in Swedish Hockey League (SHL). He formerly played with Oulun Kärpät in the Liiga.

Nicklas Lasu
Nicklas Lasu, Frölundas dag 2013 - 02 (cropped).jpg
Born (1989-09-16) 16 September 1989 (age 29)
Mölndal, Sweden
Height 5 ft 11.5 in (182 cm)
Weight 176 lb (80 kg; 12 st 8 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Left
SHL team
Former teams
Frölunda HC
Oulun Kärpät
NHL Draft 124th overall, 2008
Atlanta Thrashers
Playing career 2007–present

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Playing careerEdit

Lasu was selected by the Atlanta Thrashers in the fifth round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft and was part of the Swedish team at the 2009 World Junior Championship in Ottawa, Canada.

Lasu isn't very big, but plays with a ton of grit and energy. He leads by example on the ice and can deliver a few big hits. He can skate really fast and is excellent on the penalty kill. Is a great shot blocker and can do a bit of agitation at times. Can play all three forward positions.

After two successful seasons with Kärpät, Lasu left after the 2018–19 campaign, opting to return home to Sweden signing a four-year contract with original club, Frölunda HC, on 10 May 2019.[1]

PersonalEdit

Lasu is a cousin of former Frölunda HC player Magnus Kahnberg.[2] His father is Tyrone Lasu.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006–07 Frölunda HC J20 39 11 14 25 30 7 0 0 0 4
2007–08 Frölunda HC J20 41 19 34 53 42 8 5 5 10 4
2007–08 Frölunda HC SEL 2 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Borås HC Allsv 21 4 6 10 35
2008–09 Frölunda HC SEL 14 3 1 4 4 11 0 1 1 8
2009–10 Borås HC Allsv 8 5 2 7 2
2009–10 Frölunda HC SEL 51 2 7 9 10 7 0 1 1 2
2010–11 Frölunda HC SEL 54 7 6 13 24
2011–12 Frölunda HC SEL 45 4 5 9 39 6 0 1 1 25
2012–13 Frölunda HC SEL 54 2 7 9 18 6 0 0 0 2
2013–14 Frölunda HC SHL 50 3 13 16 26 7 2 2 4 2
2014–15 Frölunda HC SHL 55 5 9 14 34 8 0 0 0 4
2015–16 Frölunda HC SHL 51 8 13 21 30 15 4 2 6 8
2016–17 Frölunda HC SHL 48 6 8 14 28 14 2 4 6 4
2017–18 Oulun Kärpät Liiga 60 10 19 29 30 18 0 4 4 10
2018–19 Oulun Kärpät Liiga 58 10 27 37 30 17 2 6 8 16
SHL totals 424 40 69 109 213 74 8 11 19 55
Liiga totals 118 20 46 66 60 35 2 10 12 26
Medal record
Representing   Sweden
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
  2009 Ottawa

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2009 Sweden WJC   6 2 0 2 2
Junior totals 6 2 0 2 2

Awards and honorsEdit

Award Year
SHL
Le Mat trophy (Frölunda HC) 2016 [3]
CHL
Champions (Frölunda HC) 2016, 2017 [4]
Liiga
Champions (Oulun Kärpät) 2018
Matti Keinonen Trophy (+35) 2019

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Big duo are back" (in Swedish). Frölunda HC. 10 May 2019. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Nicklas Lasu at Frölundas Historia" (in Swedish). frolundahistoria.com. 2012-03-12. Retrieved 2012-03-12.
  3. ^ "Frolunda Swedish champions for 2015/16" (in Swedish). norran.se. 2016-04-24. Retrieved 2016-05-04.
  4. ^ Gustav Orbring (2017-02-07). "Frölunda win CHL for second year running" (in Swedish). SVTSport.se. Retrieved 2017-02-07.

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