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2012 NHL Draft Profile: Morgan Rielly

Tuesday, 05.15.2012 / 4:00 PM ET / 2012 NHL Draft
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2012 NHL Draft Profile: Morgan Rielly
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MORGAN RIELLY
#5 North American Skater
Moose Jaw, WHL
 
Position: Defenseman Shoots: Left
Height: 6'0" Weight: 190
Born: 3/9/94 Born In: Vancouver, BC
   
THE SKINNY:
A defenseman that has an offensive depth to him, Rielly was a point-per-game for the Moose Jaw Warriors this season prior to suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament 18 games into the campaign. That skill allowed him to finish as the fifth ranked player according to Central Scouting.

The Vancouver, BC native has a lot of international experience, helping Canada capture gold at the 2011 Ivan Hlinka Memorial tournament (2-1-3 in 7 games) and winning a bronze in the 2011 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge for Team Pacific (2-3-5 in 6 games).

NHL Central Scouting's Blair MacDonald: "I've seen Rielly do things on the ice that nobody else was doing. I saw him make those little passes to guys who weren't expecting the puck to get there. He's the type of player who can lead the rush and he'll be the first guy back. I think his creativity makes him one of the top players in the league. He's like a chess player; he's thinking one or two moves ahead. He sees stuff coming that a lot of players don't see."
 QUICK HITS
NHL Team: Vancouver
NHL Player: Kris Letang
Goal Celebration: "Jersey pull"
Movie: The Lion King
TV Show: The Big Bang Theory
Cartoon: The Road Runner
Sport (other than hockey): Table tennis and golf

STATS:
Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM
2010-11 Moose Jaw WHL 65 6 22 28 21
2011-12 Moose Jaw WHL 18 3 15 18 2

NEWS:
Rielly Ready To Get Back To Work
(04.20.12) Morgan Rielly really didn't need to play another minute this season to confirm what NHL scouts already know -- he's an extraordinary force on defense for the Moose Jaw Warriors of the Western Hockey League.

On Friday, Rielly will play for the first time since Nov. 6 when he skates out for Game 1 of the WHL Eastern Conference Finals against the Edmonton Oil Kings.

"The reason behind my playing again has nothing to do with my draft or anything like that," Rielly told NHL.com. "It's because I want to help my team win. I think we have a team that can have a good playoff run. If there's any way I could help my team achieve that goal, I'd do it, and at this point in time it means me playing again."

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 73 47 19 7 224 168 101
2 MTL 75 46 21 8 197 167 100
3 TBL 75 46 22 7 244 194 99
4 NYI 75 44 26 5 228 208 93
5 PIT 74 40 23 11 204 186 91
6 DET 73 39 22 12 212 201 90
7 WSH 74 40 24 10 215 182 90
8 OTT 73 37 25 11 213 195 85
9 BOS 74 36 25 13 195 193 85
10 FLA 74 34 26 14 184 202 82
11 PHI 75 30 29 16 196 216 76
12 CBJ 74 35 35 4 203 230 74
13 NJD 74 31 31 12 166 189 74
14 CAR 73 27 36 10 170 201 64
15 TOR 75 27 42 6 194 241 60
16 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 71 13 32 7 45
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
J. Jokinen 73 7 33 -1 40
J. Jagr 69 13 25 -4 38
B. Boyes 72 12 23 10 35
A. Ekblad 73 11 24 10 35
J. Hayes 64 18 13 -4 31
A. Barkov 63 12 17 -2 29
B. Campbell 74 3 21 1 24
B. Pirri 41 20 2 5 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 26 17 11 .922 2.32
A. Montoya 5 7 2 .888 3.08
 
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