Ryan MacInnis | C     Kitchener | OHL
Height: 6’4”     Weight: 185     Shoots: Left
Born: February 14, 1996

Career Statistics
2012-2013   USA U17   GP: 52   G: 15   A: 10   P: 25   +/-: N/A   PIM: 6

Player Overview
MacInnis may not have his dad's slap shot, but he has a set
of skills that will make him an early round pick in June
(Photo Credit: Hockey's Future)
The son of seven time All-Star defenseman, Al MacInnis, has gravitated towards a different position on the ice. Ryan, a center playing in his first season with the Kitchener Rangers has had a pretty solid campaign thus far. With 14 goals and 21 assists in 61 games, the younger MacInnis offensive tools differ from his dad. He openly admits he can’t hold a candle to his father’s famous slapshot, but with the game he plays, he doesn’t need to.

Offensively, MacInnis is a smart player with good vision and an ability to distribute the puck to his teammates. He will need to work on his accuracy and release, but does bring a heavy shot as well. Former teammate, Sonny Milano, also points out that even for a guy his size, MacInnis also has great hands. And while skating isn’t necessarily one of his strengths, it also isn’t a weakness.

Overall though, MacInnis fits the mold of a strong two-way forward. Positionally sound at both ends of the ice, he is also working develop his physical game. It appears that the more he hits, the more he likes to hit. However, he will need to work on adding some size and strength to his big frame in order to increase his effectiveness and ability to intimidate.

MacInnis has been progressing well since joining the Rangers and with good overall instincts, should continue to do so. He’s got to find some more consistency as well as continue to round out a few things, but if he develops to his full potential, one team will have a great two-way player on their hands.