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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.


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June 2022 – The Flyers neglected to sign their 2020 sixth-round pick, despite him posting career-high numbers in goals, assists and points in his final year in the WHL. He will be eligible to re-enter the 2022 NHL Draft. Reports have stated that Philadelphia did not feel his skating improved enough in the time he was with the organization. Kyle Watson

October 2020 – McClennon was drafted 178th overall by the Flyers. McClennon is a long-term project who will need at least two more years before even playing in the AHL.  Jokke Nevalainen

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

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 2.0
Country CAN
Position RW
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth June 25, 2002
Height 5‘8”
Weight 157 lbs
Drafted 2020 Round 6; Overall: 178

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Team Brick Alberta Brick Invitational6 0 11 0|        
 2014-2015 Lloydminster Heat U15 AAAAEHL U153 0 00 0|        
  Western Canada Selects U13WSI U139 7 714 10|        
 2015-2016 RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna U15PCSSHL U1523 26 1844 40|Playoffs3 2 57
 2016-2017 RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna U15PCSSHL U1530 45 5499 36|Playoffs5 10 616
  RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna U15PJohn Reid Bantam6 14 115 22|        
  Team Northeast Alberta Cup5 5 27 2|        
  Western Canada Selects U15WSI U158 6 5