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Fantasy Summary

An offensive puck-moving defenseman who can skate well and uses his skating abilities to his advantage defensively.


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June 2022 – Trading up to grab Meehan in round five off the 2020 NHL Draft, the Kings rushed to grab the fleet-footed defenceman while he was still on the board, and it looks like that gamble paid off. Meehan came out of his sophomore season as a more complete player than when he entered the UMass-Lowell program. An offensive-minded defenceman, Meehan quietly put up 14 points through 32 games and led the way on the backend for the Riverhawks. A great first step and exceptional acceleration allows Meehan to quickly jump into the play and create opportunities off the rush. When his team is established in the offensive zone, he uses his strong skating ability to break loose from defending players, usually opening a lane for a pass or a shot where he will be decisive in his selection. Meehan will return to the Riverhawks for his junior season where he is expected to continue his upward trajectory and could become a complementary player for the Kings down the line if he can continue to improve his three-zone game. Sean Crocker

July 2020 – The Los Angeles Kings traded up to snag defenseman Ben Meehan in the fifth round of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. Meehan played last season in the USHL with Cedar Rapids accumulating 18 points in 25 games played. His strengths include his offensive play and poise with the puck. He will look to bounce back after being injured most of last season and will join University of Massachusetts-Lowell this season where he will continue to develop. Julian Mongillo

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.5
NHL Certainty 4.0
Country USA
Position D
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth April 20, 2000
Height 6‘0”
Weight 191 lbs
Drafted 5 Round 5; Overall: 140

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2016-2017 Dexter Southfield School USHS-Prep29 3 69 -|        
  Cape Cod Whalers 16U AAAMHSL U1613 2 57 6|        
 2017-2018 Dexter Southfield School USHS-Prep17 0 99 -|        
 2018-2019 Dexter Southfield School USHS-Prep30 8 1927 -|        
  Boston Jr. Eagles 18U AAAEHF 18U Elite11 1 23 6|        
 2019-2020 Cedar Rapids RoughRidersUSHL25 8 1018 36|        
  USA U19WJAC-196 0 00 6|        
 2020-2021 UMass-LowellNCAA17 0 88 27|        
 2021-2022 UMass-LowellNCAA33 5 914 54|