Aidan Muir
Image: Victory Honda

Aidan Muir

Hometown:

Brampton Ontario

Currently Playing In:

NCAA

Birthday:

1995-08-21

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2013

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2013

Height:

6-3

Acquired:

4th round (113th overall), 2013

Weight:

182 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2011-12: Aidan Muir skated for the Victory Honda U16 midget minor team in Michigan. In 40 regular season games he scored 13 goals with 7 assists and had 8 penalty minutes. He had 1 assist in three playoff games.

2012-13: Muir attended training camp with the USHL’s Lincoln Stars and OHL’s Erie Otters before skating for the Victory Honda U18 midget team. He was an assistant captain and scored 17 goals with 23 assists in 37 games with 41 penalty minutes. In four playoff games he scored 3 goals with 4 assists and had 8 penalty minutes. He committed to playing college hockey at Western Michigan in 2014-15 in February and was the first overall pick in the 2012 USHL Entry Draft (by Indiana). Ranked 108th amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting’s final rankings, Muir was selected by Edmonton in the fourth round (113th overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft.

 2013-14: Muir skated in 54 of 60 regular season games for the USHL champion Indiana Ice. He scored 14 goals with 27 assists and was +30 with 60 penalty minutes. The Ice finished first in the Eastern Conference and rolled through the first two rounds in the playoffs before defeating Waterloo, 3-2, in the decisive fifth game of the best-of-five Clark Cup finals. Muir scored 1 goal with 1 assist and had an even plus/minus with 2 penalty minutes in 10 playoff games.

Talent Analysis

Muir is a big presence on the ice and is shaping up to be a strong power forward-type player, but he is definitely a project. He is a tall, rangy forward who should add muscle through his college career. He has grit and is not afraid to grind it out in the tough areas of the ice.

Future

Muir is a freshman at Western Michigan University in 2014-15. Still fairly early in the development process, he is seeing regular ice time with the Broncos on a team that has struggled to reach the .500 mark in the National College Hockey Conference. Long-range it is difficult to forecast his pro potential but the fact that he has transitioned right into the lineup in his first season is a positive sign. Muir should round out all aspects of his game during his college career.

Edmonton Oilers see glimmers of hope in European and NCAA prospect pools

by Kady Hobbins
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Tyler Vesel - Edmonton Oilers

Photo: Edmonton Oilers prospect Tyler Vesel was one of several freshmen for Nebraska-Omaha that helped the team to its first-ever Frozen Four appearance (courtesy of Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire)

The Edmonton Oilers currently have an interesting mix of collegiate and European prospects in their development pipeline, ranging from college superstars like defenseman Joey LaLeggia to a pair of fringe players across the pond that appear to be one foot out of the door in Antti Tyrvainen and Daniil Zharkov. Other prospects of note include John McCarron, who is wrapping up his four years at Cornell University, as well as Tyler Vesel, who made a splash in his freshman season with University of Nebraska-Omaha.

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