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Forward Ryan MacInnis is entering his NHL Draft Year, and will do so as a member of the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League.
MacInnis spent last season with the USA National Team Development U17 Program posting 15 goals and 25 points in 50 games played. He was also a key contributor for Team USA at the World Under 17 Challenge recording 5 points in 6 games helping USA earn a Bronze Medal.
Ryan will follow in the footsteps of his father and former NHL Defenseman Al MacInnis. Al was a member of the Kitchener Rangers from 1980 to 1983. In his first season with the Kitchener Rangers Al was selected in the first round of the 1981 NHL Entry Draft. He went on to play 1,416 NHL Games recording 1,274 points.
Ryan, a Center will look to carve his own path to the NHL and is considered a player who has the potential to become a first round selection at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
HockeyProspect.com’s Head Scout Ryan Yessie weighs in with his opinion of MacInnis
“Ryan possesses tremendous size. He’s 6’3″ and is only getting stronger as he develops. He already protects the puck well and likes to get into shooting areas. His best asset without question is his shot. He gets a lot of power behind it and he’s not shy about utilizing it whenever a shooting lane is available. Entering this season we would like to see his skating, particularly his first few steps improve. We identified this as a key area for his improvements and will be an area of his game we will be keeping a close eye on this season. There will be a lot of competition for ice in Kitchener, but if Ryan plays to his potential he could play a huge role for the Rangers this season.”
Kitchener Rangers Training Camp opens Wednesday August 28th at Kitchener’s Memorial Auditorium
For the official release from the Kitchener Rangers signing of Ryan MacInnis you may find it here: http://www.kitchenerrangers.com/article/macinnis-commits-to-rangers/146731