Red Wings take USHL power-winger Ryan O’Reilly at 98th overall.
Hometown: Southlake, TX
Weight: 201 lbs
Ranked #196 by HOCKEYPROSPECT.COM
Ranked #137 by FUTURE CONSIDERATIONS
Ranked #115 by ISS HOCKEY
Ranked #84 by MCKEEN’S HOCKEY
Ranked #58 by NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING (NA Skaters)
Analyzing the pick
“Kids like this are the product of the north stars being moved to dallas.. he’s a big kid, missed some time.. Needs to work on his skating, but he can really score.”
-E.J. Hradek, NHLN
O’Reilly missed some time due to mono this season, but he’s got a lot of tools to be a potential scoring winger. He’s committed to the University of Denver next season, which is a big step into a competitive division of the NCAA. Wicked shot, plays with a physical edge. Will need to work on consistency, but that will come with more playing time.