Prospect Weekly: The versatility of Luka Burzan

It’s time to turn the spotlight on a Colorado Avalanche prospect who has been living a little under the radar but experiencing a successful season nonetheless. Luka Burzan is second on the WHL’s Brandon Wheat Kings with both 27 points and 13 goals in 28 games.

As a center or left wing Burzan is regularly moved around the lineup and can fill a scoring or energy type role. He routinely makes highlight reel plays using his speed such as this one seen below as he plays a fearless style reminiscent of former Wheat King Ty Lewis. What sets Burzan apart is his nose for the net and loves making plays in tight to the crease.

After his invitation to the World Junior Summer Showcase for team Canada he was also selected to participate in the recently concluded Canada Russia series. While Burzan did not collect any points he did create several scoring chances and was called upon in the series clinching shootout where he converted this nifty score seen below with his crafty hands. Unfortunately Burzan was not named to Hockey Canada’s final selection camp but had a good showing at the various events nonetheless.

Brandon is treading water in a competitive East Division with a 12-15-1 record but should look to become sellers by the January trade deadline. Burzan should become an attractive piece as a proven scorer to a contender but also one who could return to the league in the 2020-21 season for his overage year should the Avalanche not opt to sign him this summer. A perfect landing place could be the Vancouver Giants who need veteran help up front and the chemistry Burzan has with Bowen Byram would be a benefit to each player and their team. Something to ponder…

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