Labeled too small and too weak for the North American game, Ryan Lasch found stardom in Europe instead of in the NHL. After leaving St. Cloud State and a productive NCAA career for Sweden in 2010, the 5-foot-7, 165-pound right winger has become a marquee player on the other side of the Atlantic with five different titles to his credit over the past four years.
His latest two conquests came with Frolunda in the Swedish League this season. The 32-year-old won both the Champions League and the SHL title. It’s a championship double that he also captured with the same team in 2016. In between those accomplishments, he claimed a Swiss title with SC Bern in 2017.
The unique thing for Lasch this season was that he was able to win the scoring title at every step along the way. He had 22 points in...
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