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.

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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.

2014-15: Muir skated in 36 of 37 games in his freshman season at Western Michigan University. He scored 6 goals with 9 assists and was +9 with 15 penalty minutes. The Broncos finished seventh in the National College Hockey Conference; taking first-place Miami to a decisive third game in the conference quarterfinals before falling 4-0.

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 in his sophomore season at Western Michigan. With several players having moved on to pro hockey the Broncos have struggled in 2015-16 and Muir's offensive numbers reflect that struggle. Frequently skating with Penguins' prospect Frederik Tiffels, Muir scored just two goals was -17 in the regular season. Muir has the prototypical size of a pro power forward but must develop his overall game if he is to one day earn an entry-level contract from Edmonton.

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