With the 172nd overall pick in the NHL draft, the Leafs selected forward Ryan McGregor.
McGregor, a left-handed forward, has spent the last two seasons with the Sarnia Sting of the OHL. He stands at 6’0”. His offensive production in the OHL leaves a little something to be desired.
Ryan McGregor via Elite Prospects
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Sarnia Sting coach Derian Hatcher had this to say about McGregor, in an interview with InsideHalton:
“He can make those little greasy plays and makes passes in tight spaces. His overall knowledge of the game — he’s a smart hockey player. The way he thinks the game, you can’t teach that.”
He spent most of last summer recovering from a concussion he sustained at the end of the 2015-16 season.
McGregor was left off of most draft lists but was ranked #249 by Future Considerations.
Ryan McGregor was ranked 249th by our team at FC. Crafty player who really needs to add strength. Good release.— Scott Wheeler (@scottcwheeler) June 24, 2017
You can see McGregor’s release in action here.
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