Ryan O’Rourke

2020 NHL Draft
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Fantasy Summary

A solid two-way defenseman who can play in all situations reliably. A jack of all trades but a master of none.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 4.0
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth May 16, 2002
Height 6‘2”
Weight 181 lbs
Drafted No

Observations

January 2020 – Ryan O’Rourke was named captain of the Soo Greyhounds in November and it was no shock to people who follow the team as he has been a leader since day one. He has grown into a reliable, do-it-all type defender who can play in any situation that is asked of him. He is a very mature 17-year-old who leads by example. He is a good defensive player who angles opposing players to the outside effectively and has no problem getting into opponent’s faces. His gap control is inconsistent at times but he has been improving over the course of the season and for the most part, he is engaging at the blueline and separating the puck carrier and the puck. His offensive game is still growing but he is an efficient puck mover from the back end and he has a sneaky good shot. His wrist shot finds the net at an above-average rate due to his ability to walk the blueline and change the angle. He excels at identifying space and taking it to make the shot or pass from a more dangerous position on the ice. He is a smart player who understands the game of hockey at a young age who is constantly looking to improve his game. He should be a lock to make the NHL, his role at the next level will be up to him and his development. Tony Ferrari


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Toronto Bulldogs Brick Invitational 6 0 2 2 4 | Playoffs 2 1 1 2
 2014-2015 Pro Hockey Selects U13 WSI U13 6 2 3 5 14 |          
 2015-2016 Pro Hockey Selects U14 WSI U14 7 4 4 8 6 |          
  Pro Hockey Selects U15 WSI U15 7 0 0 0 0 |          
 2016-2017 Whitby Wildcats U16 AAA ETAHL U16 33 9 14 23 36 | Playoffs 6 4 1 5 14 
  Whitby Wildcats U16 AAA OHL Cup 5 0 0 0 0 |          
  Oshawa Generals Selects U15 WSI U15 9 0 5 5 15 |          
 2017-2018 Vaughan Kings U16 AAA GTHL U16 55 12 32 44 40 |          
  Vaughan Kings U16 AAA OHL Cup 7 1 1 2 6 |          
  Team GTHL Red OGC-16 4 1 1 2 8 |          
  Whitby Fury OJHL 6 1 0 1 0 |          
 2018-2019 Soo Greyhounds OHL 62 8 14 22 64 | Playoffs 11 0 2 2
  Team Black U17-Dev - - - - - |          
  Canada Black U17 WHC-17 5 3 3 6 8 |          
 2019-2020 Canada U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 1 0 1 4 |          
  Soo Greyhounds OHL 54 7 30 37 79 |          
  OHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 1 0 0 0 0 |          

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