Connor McClennon

2020 NHL Draft
WinnipegIce.ca

Fantasy Summary

A diminutive forward who has offensive skill for days. He uses his speed to attack the slot whether it be through his passing of ability to carry the puck to dangerous areas. He will need to get stronger but the skill is worth the boom-or-bust potential.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 2.0
Country CAN
Position RW
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth June 25, 2002
Height 5‘8”
Weight 157 lbs
Drafted No

Observations

June 2020 – The biggest thing holding McClennon back is that he isn’t that big. At just 5’8″, he will need to continuously prove that he is physically capable of playing and staying healthy at every level. This year he dealt with some injuries and the durability of the small winger was called into question. The concerns over his size are legitimate and he will need to develop more strength throughout his game, particularly in his lower-body and core to enable him to maintain control of pucks and stay upright against bigger competition. In the offensive zone, McClennon utilizes his quick feet and agility to attack the slot. He has a good shot and is particularly dangerous on the powerplay where he has a bit more space to freelance and be creative. He is a playmaker primarily but he has a very good one-time shot that he can burn goalies with if they don’t respect him. He has excellent puck skills and the ability to manipulate his shooting angle and the rush. If McClennon was 6’0″, he would likely be much higher on draft boards and teams wouldn’t be as hesitant to take a risk in the early rounds of the draft. Tony Ferrari


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Team Brick Alberta Brick Invitational 6 0 1 1 0 |          
 2014-2015 Lloydminster Heat U15 AAA AEHL U15 3 0 0 0 0 |          
  Western Canada Selects U13 WSI U13 9 7 7 14 10 |          
 2015-2016 Pursuit of Excellence U15 Prep CSSBHL 23 26 18 44 40 | Playoffs 3 2 5 7
 2016-2017 Pursuit of Excellence U15 Prep CSSBHL 30 45 54 99 36 | Playoffs 5 10 6 16
  Pursuit of Excellence U15 Prep John Reid Bantam 6 14 1 15 22 |          
  Team Northeast Alberta Cup 5 5 2 7 2 |          
  Western Canada Selects U15 WSI U15 8 6 5 11 6 |          
 2017-2018 Northern Alberta Prep U18 CSSHL 31 26 41 67 36 | Playoffs 5 4 7 11 10 
  Team Alberta WHL Cup 5 6 4 10 2 |          
  Winnipeg Ice WHL 5 0 0 0 2 |          
 2018-2019 Team Gold U17-Dev - - - - - |          
  Winnipeg Ice WHL 46 14 15 29 18 |          
  Canada White U17 WHC-17 5 8 3 11 2 |          
 2019-2020 Canada U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 1 1 2 4 |          
  Winnipeg Ice WHL 42 21 28 49 25 |          
 2020-2021 Karlskrona HK HockeyEttan - - - - - |          

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