Alan Łyszczarczyk has gone undrafted. Łyszczarczyk was ranked 144th by hockeyprospects.com, 150th by ISS Hockey, 201st by Future Considerations, and 134th for North American skaters by NHL central scouting.
The 18-year-old, 6 foot left wing, made the Sudbury Wolves out of training camp this year as a free agent. Łyszczarczyk was originally thought to be a top prospect for the CHL import draft but was deemed unselectable because Łyszczarczyk’s mother works and lives in Wallington, New Jersey and that meant Łyszczarczyk was U.S. resident. Łyszczarczyk had a rough start to the season putting up zero points in his first 6 games and being a healthy scratch once. As the season went on Łyszczarczyk caught fire and finished with 17 goals and 33 assists in 67 games which were good for second on Wolves. Before making the jump over to North America, Łyszczarczyk dominated the Czech u18 league. He lead the league in scoring with 66 points in 42 games. Other players who have lead the Czech u18 league in points include David Pastrnak (NHL, Boston Bruins), Jiri Sekac (KHL, Ak Bars Kazan), and Jan Kovar (KHL, Metallurg Magnitogorsk).
Łyszczarczyk was also named to all three men’s team in IIHF competition this year. He did not play at the U20s as it was better for his career and for the Wolves for him to stay in Sudbury. He was left off Men’s team for the world championships in what was a very controversial decision. Łyszczarczyk did represent Poland at the Division 2A u18s, where he put up 12 points in 5 games and was the best forward of the tournament helping Poland earn gold and promotion.
Łyszczarczyk is a hard-working player who worked for a long time towards reaching the NHL. He is the example of a player who has a lot of heart and a fantastic leader. On the ice, he is an exciting forward to watch with great playmaking skills and speed.