Evan McEneny
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Evan McEneny

Hometown:

Hamilton Ontario

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1994-05-22

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2012

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

Free agent signing, 2012

Weight:

205 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2009-10: Evan McEneny played in four games for the CCHL's Burlington Cougars and spent  the season with the Hamilton Junior Bulldogs midget AAA team in Ontario. He had 1 assist with the Cougars. The Bulldogs competed in the 2010 OHL Cup and in four games McEneny was scoreless with 6 penalty minutes. He was selected by Kitchener in the 2nd round (34th overall) of the 2010 OHL Priority Draft.

2010-11: McEneny played 44 games for the Kitchener Rangers in his first OHL season. He had 4 assists and was minus-five with 15 penalty minutes. Kitchener finished second in the Midwest Division and faced Plymouth in a seven-game first round playoff series. McEneny played in four games in the series with the Whalers with no points nor penalty minutes.

2011-12:  McEneny skated in two games for Kitchener – suffering a season-ending knee injury. Despite his injury, he was featured in Central Scouting's mid-term rankings (211- limited viewing) but was not among the 210 North American skaters in Central Scouting's final rankings and was not selected in the 2012 NHL Draft. He had 2 assists and was plus-three with 4 penalty minutes in his only action before the injury. He signed an entry-level three-year contract with Vancouver in September 2012 before returning to Kitchener.

2012-13: McEneny made a successful return from his knee injury; skating in 65 OHL regular season games for Kitchener, the most amongst Rangers' defensemen. He scored 6 goals with 28 assists and was +7 with 42 penalty minutes. Kitchener finished third in the Midwest Division and lost to eventual OHL champion London in the second round of the playoffs. McEneny scored 1 goal with 3 assists in 10 playoff games and was -4 with 14 penalty minutes.

 

Talent Analysis

Labeled as a high-risk, high-reward type of player, McEneny has good two-way skills and possesses good size. His strengths are moving the puck out of the defensive zone, and his ability to add offense by joining in on the rush. Will need to stay healthy to avoid being overlooked.

 

Future

McEneny will return to the the Kitchener Rangers where he will once again be counted on to help lead the offensive charge from the back end. He is an offensive-minded defender, which was showcased by producing at a clip of over half a point per game in 2012-13. Played in the Canucks Young Stars Prospect Camp.

 

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