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IC Summer Series | Chat with Winnipeg Jets prospect Chaz Lucius

A chat with the Minnesota product.

Jets 2021 1st rounder Chaz Lucius joined us as the second guest of our summer series where we chat with Jets prospects as they prepare for the upcoming season. Our chat covered his healing from his shoulder surgery, his assignment to the Moose to start the season, getting acclimatized to Winnipeg, development in the AHL, winning World Junior bronze with Team USA, being assigned to the Winterhawks of the WHL, recovering from injury and much more.


1. How’s his shoulder and has he started contact? (:58)
2. Does he participate in Da Beauty League? (1:39)
3. Having chance to make impression on young fans in Minnesota (2:24)
4. Going from college to a pro training camp with the Jets (3:00)
5. How important was the support from team as he got started in a new city? (4:09)
6. What differences did he notice coming from Minnesota to Manitoba? (4:57) – record this clip
7. Just how big an adjustment it is to start a new life in a new place (6:11) – record this clip
8. His first pro goal and what does he do with his hockey memorabilia? (7:08)
9. Playing centre as a pro (8:17) – record this clip
10. Organization helping him develop up the middle (9:21)
11. Team embracing his creativity (10:15) – record this clip
12. More on team willingness to embrace his skillset (11:02)
13. What did he learn from this Moose coaching staff? (11:20)
14. Travel as a pro (12:13)
15. What it means to him to represent Team USA on a global stage (13:41)
16. Just how memorable was that Bronze Medal game and what it meant to be the hero with the GWG (14:49)
17. Being assigned to play for the Portland Winterhawks of the WHL (16:08)
18. Process of moving from Winnipeg to Portland (17:22) – record this clip
19. Adjusting from pro hockey to junior hockey (18:14)
20. Similarities/differences between junior and college? (19:16)
21. Did being assigned at same time as Brad Lambert to junior make it easier? (20:24) – record this clip
22. How did he and Brad Lambert decide to become roommates this season? (21:12)  – record this clip
23. Success on the ice in Portland helping his confidence (22:09)
24. How mentally taxing was it when he realized his season when he needed shoulder surgery? (23:00)
25. His history with injury preparing him for how to deal with something new (24:12)
26. What was his schedule like between surgery and Jets Development Camp? (24:50)
27. Getting to know his fellow prospects on and off the ice at Development Camp (26:16)
28. Forming bonds (27:10)
29. How did he do in the Escape Room? (27:30)
30. Did he get a different impression of Winnipeg during Development Camp vs during a hockey season? (28:37)
31. How nice is it to be going through this process with his brother Cruz? (29:20)
32. What areas did the organization want him to work on this summer? (29:51)
33. Opportunity to learn from his fellow Jets prospects on the Moose (30:43)
34. What’s up for the rest of summer? (31:10)