David McIntyre
Image: Holly Gunning/HF

David McIntyre

Hometown:

Pefferlaw Ontario

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1987-02-04

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2005

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

6-0

Acquired:

Trade with New Jersey, 2011

Weight:

190 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2005-06: McIntyre had a very successful final season at the OPJHL level, appearing in 46 games and scored 42 goals and 92 points.  McIntyre was selected in the fifth round of the 2006 NHL Draft, 138th overall.

2006-07: McIntyre came to Colgate as arguably the most highly touted of Colgate’s incoming class. The Pefferlaw, ON native got off to a red-hot start to his collegiate career. He posted seven points (three goals, four assists) in his first five games. McIntyre finished the season co-leading all Raiders rookies with 17 points (nine goals, eight assists). Of his nine goals, six came on the power play. McIntyre’s most memorable game came back on Oct. 15 versus Bentley College. In that contest, he posted three points and earned his lone ECACHL Rookie of the Week honor.

2007-08: McIntyre put together quite an impressive season for Colgate University this year, his 15 goals were good for fourth in the ECAC.  He was named to the ECAC Weekly Honor Roll twice.  As well as the Inside College Hockey National Player of the Week once after scoring two game-winners in Colgate’s quarterfinals series against Clarkson, including a series-clinching double overtime winner.

2008-09: McIntyre was acquired by the Devils from the Ducks in March for seldom-used blueliner Sheldon Brookbank. It was actually the second time McIntyre had been traded during the season, as the Ducks had acquired his services earlier in the year from the Dallas Stars. In his junior season at Colgate, McIntyre continued to his trend of improving on his totals from the previous season, and did so this year in spectacular fashion, leading the Red Raiders in scoring by a wide margin. He scored at over a point per game clip, putting up a team-best 21 goals and 22 assists in 37 games. He was tops on the club with a +19 rating and even led the team in PIM's with 54.

2009-10: One last NCAA season awaited the forward, tallying 11 goals and 28 assists with Colgate. He would also appear in 12 regular season games with Lowell, scoring 3 goals and 2 assists. He was a member of the NCAA (ECAC) Second All-Star Team in his final season.

2010-11: McIntyre skated in 78 of 80 games for the Devils' AHL affiliate Albany in his first pro season. After appearing in 12 games with Lowell the previous year following his college career at Colgate, McIntyre continued to develop as a two-way forward at what is referred to by some scouts as "Lou U" (in reference to New Jersey GM Lou Lamoriello). He scored 12 goals with 18 assists and was -5 with 51 PMs. Albany, decimated by call-ups much of the season, finished last in the Eastern Division. The Wild acquired McIntyre in exchange for defenseman Maxim Noreau in June 2011.

2011-12: McIntyre made his NHL debut with Minnesota – skating in seven games during two mid-season call-ups – and was a steady two-way forward for the Wild's AHL affiliate Houston in his second pro season. He scored 1 goal with 1 assist and was minus-one with 2 penalty minutes, averaging just under 11 minutes of ice time per game with the Wild. In 63 games with Houston he scored 16 goals with 17 assists and was minus-four with 73 penalty minutes. Houston finished fourth in the West Division; falling to Oklahoma City in four games in a best-of-five first round playoff series. McIntyre was minus-three with no points and 6 penalty minutes in the series.

 

Talent Analysis

McIntyre is a dynamic, offensively gifted forward with great hands. He has great poise and patience with the puck and can make beautiful tape-to-tape passes. He is an excellent skater with a good burst of speed and acceleration. One of the things that McIntyre does extremely well is consistently keeping his feet moving. His speed, quickness and ability to weave through traffic make him a difficult player to contain. He does a nice job in his transitioning and can make things happen when he’s on the ice. McIntyre possesses great on-ice awareness, particularly around the net. He is not one to shy away from the physical side of the game and has demonstrated that he can deliver some pretty solid checks as well. Like all college freshmen, McIntyre will need to get stronger to have future success. Though his defensive game isn’t bad, it could stand some improvement.

 

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