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2011 NHL Draft Profile: Mark McNeill

Saturday, 06.4.2011 / 3:05 PM ET / 2011 NHL Draft
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2011 NHL Draft Profile: Mark McNeill
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MARK McNEILL
#14 North American Skater
Prince Albert, WHL
 
Position: Center Shoots: Right
Height: 6'2" Weight: 201
Born: 2/22/93 Born In: Langley, BC
   
THE SKINNY:
Mark McNeill’s 49 assists and 81 points this season for Prince Albert of the WHL helped move him up from 22nd in C.S.S.’s mid-term rankings to 14th in the final evaluation. Despite his team exiting in the first round of the playoffs, McNeill managed five points in six games, in his first trip to the postseason. He also represented Team Canada at the 2011 Under-18 World Championships, recording six assists.

Mark’s father Bernie played hockey for the Edmonton Oil Kings of the WHL, and his grandfather and great grandfather both played for the Brandon Wheat Kings.  

NHL Central Scouting's Blair MacDonald: "One thing I like about him is that he's a right-handed center, which is good to have. He's really composed and has a real pro-style game. He has a nice touch, can dish, and has nice, soft passes. His on-ice awareness is very good and he's paid attention to detail at both ends of the rink. He has good defensive-zone coverage as well as being offensive at the other end. All around I think he's got a real solid game I think his offensive game will improve the older he gets and the more confident he gets. I think he'll be a better offensive player than he's showing right now. He's good at both ends of the rink. He comes down low and helps out defensively."
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NHL Team: Chicago Blackhawks
NHL Player: Ryan Getzlaf
Shootout move: Five hole
TV Show: NHL on the Fly
Pump-up song: "Top of the World" by the Carpenters
Home-cooked meal: Steak
Book: "Hockey Tough" by Dr. Saul Miller


STATS:
Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM
2009-10 Prince Albert WHL 68 9 15 24 27
2010-11 Prince Albert WHL 70 32 49 81 53

NEWS:
McNeill Rapidly Becoming A Scouting Favorite
(05.18.11) Ask someone to name the best power forwards in the NHL right now, and names on the list likely would include Rick Nash, Ryan Getzlaf and Mike Richards.

Prince Albert Raiders center Mark McNeill might be added to that list in the coming years. Ranked 14th by NHL Central Scouting in its final rating of North American skaters, McNeill has been wowing scouts across North America with his impressive ability to make plays and power his way to the net. The 6-foot-1, 204-pound center led his team with 49 assists and finished second with 81 points in 70 games.


SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 79 27 39 23 66
J. Jokinen 81 18 42 25 60
A. Barkov 66 28 31 18 59
J. Huberdeau 76 20 39 17 59
V. Trocheck 76 25 28 15 53
R. Smith 82 25 25 19 50
A. Ekblad 78 15 21 18 36
N. Bjugstad 67 15 19 -8 34
B. Campbell 82 6 25 31 31
B. Pirri 52 11 13 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 35 19 6 .922 2.35
A. Montoya 12 7 3 .919 2.18

 
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