Video: 2013 Ivan Hlinka – Roland McKeown, Canada

By Ken McKenna
Roland McKeown - Kingston Frontenacs

Photo: Kingston Frontenacs defenseman and 2014 prospect Roland McKeown generated 29 points in 61 games in his OHL rookie season (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

 

The OHL's Kingston Frontenacs were well represented at the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, with Canada's gold medal-winning squad featuring three players from the Frontenacs' roster.

One of those players, defenseman Roland McKeown, didn't necessarily contribute offensively as he was held pointless in five games. But McKeown was a part of a Canada defensive corps that was difficult to generate offense against in the final two games of the tournament, with the Canadians giving up just one goal in those two games.

McKeown is currently considered a top prospect for the 2014 NHL Draft. He along with Barrie Colts defenseman Aaron Ekblad are considered the top players at their position heading into the 2013-14 season.

McKeown spoke with Hockey's Future following his country's win over Russia, a conversation that is captured in this HF video.

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