Ryan Gropp

New York Rangers
Brian Liesse

Fantasy Summary

Goal-scoring potential but he needs to round out his game to stick in the big leagues.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.0
NHL Certainty 6.5
Country CAN
Position LW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth September 16, 1996
Height 6‘2”
Weight 194 lbs
Drafted 2015 Round 2; Overall: 41

Observations

February 2017 — Gropp is having a strong offensive season in 2016/17, leading the Seattle Thunderbirds in scoring (23G, 35A, 50GP) as they contend for the top spot in the WHL’s Western Conference.  The big-bodied winger has been red hot since January 1st posting 34 points in 19 games including an impressive seven-game goal streak and overall thirteen-game point streak.  Seattle is well positioned to repeat a deep playoff run and Gropp’s leadership will play a key role down the stretch.  Geoff Kent

October 2016 – In a surprise twist, Ryan Gropp was sent back by the New York Rangers to the Seattle Thunderbirds as an overager this year. Gropp finished last year with 34 goals and 36 assists for 70 points in 66 games and was seemingly poised to crack the Hartford Wolf Pack’s lineup. Gropp doesn’t have much left to learn at the junior level so he should be ready for the AHL this time next year. Dylan Finan

January 2016  – Gropp is at a point-per-game pace right now for the Seattle Thunderbirds of the WHL. That’s 21 goals and 20 assists in the 41 appearances he has made for Seattle. He should coast by his point total of 58 from last year and hopefully make a run in the playoffs with the Thunderbirds. Bryan Puffer

June 2015 – Rangers take Gropp 41st. A long-term project, but potential second-line goal scorer. Best to wait a couple of years to see what you have before drafting. Dobber

June 2015 – Gropp is a dangerous offensive player with a bullet of a shot. He is a natural goal scorer and isn’t afraid to unleash his shot from anywhere on the ice. As a shoot first player Gropp has a tendency to have tunnel vision with the puck and his overall point potential is a bit limited by average hockey sense. Gropp is also effective at using his frame and strength to bully his way into high scoring areas. With added foot speed Gropp could have a Jeff Carter like impact at the NHL level. He’s not the safest pick in the draft but the potential is there. Donesh Mazloum


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 Kamloops Blazers Bantam A1-T1 OMAHA 58 62 66 128 85 | Playoffs 9 7 7 14
 2011-2012 Okanagan Hockey Academy Midget OMAHA 41 21 30 51 60 | Playoffs 1 0 1 1
  Team British Columbia WCCC-16 - 2 0 2 - |          
  Canada U16 YOG 6 6 3 9 2 |          
  St. Andrew's College CISAA 8 3 5 8 20 | Playoffs 2 1 1 2
  Penticton Vees BCHL 2 1 0 1 0 |          
 2012-2013 Penticton Vees BCHL 50 12 19 31 26 | Playoffs 15 4 5 9
  Canada Pacific U17 WHC-17 5 2 1 3 8 |          
 2013-2014 Penticton Vees BCHL 10 3 5 8 2 |          
  Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 59 18 24 42 22 | Playoffs 9 1 3 4
  Canada U18 WJC-18 7 1 1 2 0 |          
 2014-2015 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 67 30 28 58 44 | Playoffs 6 1 7 8
 2015-2016 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 66 34 36 70 40 | Playoffs 11 6 3 9
  WHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 2 0 1 1 4 |          
 2016-2017 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 66 35 49 84 26 | Playoffs 16 7 12 19
  Seattle Thunderbirds M-Cup 3 0 1 1 0 |          
 2017-2018 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 59 14 7 21 14 |          
 2018-2019 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL - - - - - |          

Highlights