Ryan McGregor, a pick of the Toronto Maple Leafs from the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, is currently rolling with the Sarnia Sting of the OHL. This year, he was awarded the captaincy for the team after been the assistant captain for the previous two years. Rightly so, his point totals have increased each of the years he’s been in the OHL. This year, he’s set career highs in goals, assists and points.
It will be interesting to see what the Leafs do with Ryan, as he’s currently unsigned at this point. Reading some of his draft profiles, it looks like Ryan was a lankier player, weighing close to 160 lbs and 6’0 in his draft year. I’m sure there is a lot of opinion on how much a player weighs affects their draft standings (see: Elias Pettersson) but now that the NHL is headed into an era of speed, it seems to be much less magnified.
Hailing from the Ontario area, I’m always happy to see a player being drafted by their favorite hockey team. It gives that player a bit of extra motivation (hopefully) to put their best foot forward to impress the home crowd. All the best with your junior and pro career, Ryan!
Gettin’ the auto
As you can tell, Ryan signed this CHL Upper Deck hockey card with his signature and added in a personalized script “Leafs Pick” as I have started to recently request players to do. Since I usually have a few cards of the same type, especially for the CHL players, I’ll give them the option to take any duplicates or request a personalized message. Here, Ryan chose the “Leafs Pick” route. Unfortunately, it’s a little hard to see his message with the blue ink on black background. I sent this card through the mail to Ryan via the Sarnia Sting and got it back autographed, in 29 days.
Can’t wait to see Ryan suit up for his favourite hockey team when he’s finally given the chance.
A video review of Ryan McGregor
A local TV segment with Ryan McGregor where he explains why he’ll never be a great salesman!