DINAMO RIGA has signed a contract with 24-year old Canadian forward Lucas Lessio who spent the previous season with Zagreb MEDVESCAK and with Swedish Orebro HC.

Lucas Lessio (height 185 cm, weight 96 kg) was born 23 January 1993 in Canadian town Maple (Ontario) and started his career also in Toronto youth team “Marlboros”. The three seasons in OHL followed. In the second round of the NHL draft 2011 Lessio at No. 54 was selected by Arizona’s Coyotes. The forward has played in AHL a total of 165 games, scoring 55 goals and giving 53 assists. In NHL Lessio participated in 41 matches with Arizona’s Coyotes and Montreal Canadians.

Lucas Lessio started the previous season with Zagreb’s Medvescak and finished with Swedish Orebro HC. In Zagreb the forward played 40 KHL regular-season games (12 goals, 10 assists, 93 penalty minutes and a coefficient of minus 12) while in Orebro HC played 8 matches in Swedish championship (2 goals, 14 penalty minutes, coefficient of minus 8).