Lukas Vejdemo


Birthdate: 1996-01-25
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Shoots: Left
Height: 6′-2″
Weight: 199 lbs
NHL Draft: 2015 | Round 3 | 87th overall
Waivers Eligibility: 2021-2022 or 70 NHL GP


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Vejdemo a strong smart two-way center who prides himself on his defensive play and backchecking. He’s got a powerful skating stride that allows him to break away from battles and carry the puck out of the zone. His first initial steps are not explosive but he does use his balance to keep possession and fend off attackers. Overall he protects the puck well using his decently sized frame and awareness. He has a pretty heavy wrist and slap shot but will have to work on his accuracy and position of his release point. He’s a good playmaker with decent passing skills and solid vision. He’s a give and go type of forechecking attacker that is always looking to push the pace. Vejdemo’s hockey sense and defensive play are what makes him an integral part of the penalty kill. – JD

Hockey IQ – 55

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Physicality – 45

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Puck Skills – 45

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Shooting – 45

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Skating – 60

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.


“Vejdemo is a solid two-way center, but the offensive side to his game is questionable. He possesses good top speed and a nice pivot, but is in no way a flawless skater. He has a good wrist shot and a heavy slap shot, but lacks the offensive awareness of a natural goal-scorer. Vejdemo is exceptional on the defensive side of the game, great with his stick and intelligent, covering for his teammates and remaining disciplined at all times. He is a leader on the ice, and his aggressive work ethic and effort make him stand out.” – (Hockey’s Future)

“He’s got above average speed but lacks power and extension in his stride. Has the balance that allows him to be effective when playing in traffic when contact is involved. He can also create a little separation based on his top speed at this level. Speed is solid overall, maybe his agility could be a little better and he could certainly improve his first step. He’s got decent hands, passing and playmaking skills. His two-way play is a strength as well. He is able to read the play around him and adapt at both ends of the rink. Good hockey sense. Both wrist shot and slap shot seem quite heavy, but he does not have the positional instincts of a natural goal scorer. Strong along the boards. Can be pretty physical, battling for pucks and space, even though he is not a tough guy.” – Aaron Vickers (Future Considerations)