Tuesday, March 4, 2014

REVS Top 15 2014 NHL Prospects #12.Jared McCann

 REVS 2014 NHL Draft Prospects (August 10/13)
1.Sam Reinhart
2.Aaron Ekblad
3.William Nylander
4.Roland McKeown
5.Jake Virtanen
6.Blake Clarke
7.Nick Ritchie
8.Leon Draisatl
9.Michael Dal Colle
10.Jakub Vrana
11.Ivan Barbashev
12.Jared McCann
13.Anton Karlsson
14.Joshua Ho-Sang
15.Sam Bennett 

Honourable mentions:
Oskar Lindblom
Haydn Fleury
Nick Schmaltz

RECAP update of players we have looked at
(stats official as of March 4/14)
Sam Reinhart
6'1, 183 lbs
Kootney Ice- Games 53 Goals 34 Assists 60 Points 94
Canada U20- Games 7 Goals 2 Assists 3 Points 5

Aaron Ekblad
6'4, 216 lbs
Barrie Colts- Games 52 Goals 21 Assists 26 Points 47
Canada U18- Games 5 Goals 2 Assists 2 Points 4
Canada U20- Games 7 Goals 1 Assists 1 Points 2

William Nylander
5'10, 170 lbs
MODO J20- Games 1 Goals 0 Assists 0 Points 0
MODO- Games 19 Goals 1 Assists 4 Points 5
 Rögle- Games 18 Goals 4 Assists 4 Points 8
Södertälje Games 17 Goals 11 Assists 8 Points 19
Sweden U18- Games 7 Goals 6 Assists 3 Points 9


Roland McKeown
6'1, 195 lbs
Kingston Frontenacs- Games 58 Goals 9 Assists 31 Points 40
Canada U18- Games 5 Goals 0 Assists 1 Points 1

Jake Virtanen
6'1, 210 lbs
Calgary Hitmen- Games 64 Goals 40 Assists 24 Points 64
Canada U18- Games 5 Goals 0 Assists 1 Points 1

Blake Clarke
6'1, 190 lbs
CHL- Games 48 Goals 2 Assists 10 Points 12

Nick Ritchie
6'3, 236 lbs
CHL-Peterborough Petes - Games 55 Goals 35 Assists 32 Points 67

Leon Drasaitl
6'1, 209 lbs
Prince Albert Raiders - Games 57 Goals 30 Assists 58 Points 88

Michael Dal Colle
6'2, 180 lbs
Oshawa Generals - Games 63 Goals 36 Assists 53 Points 89

Jakob Vrana
6'0, 187 lbs
Linkoping HC (SHL) - Games 19 Goals 2 Assists 1 Points 3
Linkoping HC J20 (Superelite) - Games 19 Goals 12 Assists 9 Points 21


Ivan Barbashev
6'03 185 lbs
Moncton Wildcats (CHL) - Games 48 Goals 25 Assists 43 Points 68

The player I listed in August at #12.
Jared McCann
6'0 174 lbs
Saulkt Ste.Marie Greyhounds (CHL) - Games 60 Goals 26 Assists 31 Points 57

McCann is a consistently effective player. He has a number of offensive skills and possesses quick acceleration speed when cutting through the middle of the ice. With excellent vision and high level of hockey sense McCann reads the game at a level higher than most of his peers and it shows in his creativity and execution. He  possesses an rocket of a wrister with a lightning quick release 

McCann is not afraid of corners or battles in front of the net against bigger opponents. He is also very reliable in the defensive zone. Strong in the face-off circle and hopefully if he can put on some more solid muscle, will be a strong bet to play in the NHL one day. Due to his ranking, it is unlikely Jared is even around when the Oilers select with their second pick but definitely there is not enough to be seen to select him in a top 5. A good player that will likely have a couple years to develop even more in jr hockey with some NHL club.

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