Well, I didn’t expect to see that name today.

2011 recruit Lucas Lessio was taken in the 1st round (8th overall) by Waterloo in the USHL Entry Draft today.

Lessio is one of the top forwards in Ontario and spent this past season with the St. Michael’s Buzzers (Cogliano, Caporusso, Burlon). In his rookie campaign he posted 30 goals and 42 assists in 41 games to finish second on the team in scoring. Needless to say, he’s pretty much already too talented for that league.

Lessio recently attended the Oshawa Generals (OHL) orientation camp, so it appears some sort of move, be it major junior or the USHL, might be in store. If that’s the case, lets hope it’s the latter so he can retains his college eligibility.