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Fantasy Summary

A mobile right-shot defender who brings size and some offensive touch. Projects as a bottom-pairing NHL defender.


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May 2023 – The Canucks inked McWard to a two-year entry-level contract in April. McWard, 21, just completed his sophomore season at The Ohio State University, where he had an impressive performance with 21 points in 39 games. He led the Buckeyes’ defensemen in goals and ranked second in assists and points. Throughout his college career, the Missouri native has accumulated 37 points and 10 penalty minutes. Standing at 6-foot-1 and weighing 192 pounds, he brings size and offensive production to the blue line. Suiting up in five games at the tail end of the Canucks 2022-23 season, McWard has already contributed his first NHL goal. While there is intrigue, he likely caps out as a bottom-pairing depth piece for deeper fantasy leagues. Dave Hall

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 7.5
Country USA
Position D
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth June 9, 2001
Height 6‘1”
Weight 192 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 St. Louis Jr. Blues QC Int PW2 0 00 0|        
 2015-2016 St. Louis AAA Blues 14UT1EHL 14U11 3 47 4|Playoffs4 2 02
 2016-2017 St. Louis AAA Blues 16U AAAT1EHL 16U32 4 812 8|Playoffs4 0 00
  Westminster Christian Acad. USHS-MO- - -- -|        
 2017-2018 St. Louis AAA Blues 16U AAAT1EHL 16U36 7 2229 10|        
  Team Grey USA-S165 1 12 -|        
  Westminster Christian Acad. USHS-MO14 10 1121 16|Playoffs6 4 711
  Tri-City StormUSHL1 0 00 0|        
 2018-2019 Team Kelly USA-S175 0 11 0|        
  Tri-City StormUSHL48 1 56 31|Playoffs6 0 11
 2019-2020 Tri-City StormUSHL48 8 1018 16|        
 2020-2021 Tri-City StormUSHL52 14 1933 54|Playoffs3 1 12
 2021-2022 Ohio State Univ.NCAA36 4 1216 2|        
 2022-2023 Ohio State Univ.NCAA39 9 1221 8|        
  Vancouver CanucksNHL5 1 01 0|        
 2023-2024 Vancouver CanucksNHL1 0 00 0|        
  Abbotsford CanucksAHL46 4 913 14|        

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