Mike Reilly
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Mike Reilly

Hometown:

Chanhassen Minnesota

Currently Playing In:

NCAA

Birthday:

1993-07-13

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2011

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2011

Height:

5-11

Acquired:

4th round (98th overall), 2011

Weight:

163 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2009-10: Mike Reilly played for the Academy of Holy Angels (MN), scoring 4 goals and adding 29 assists for 33 points in 24 games. In 2 playoff games, Reilly scored 3 goals and added 2 assists for 5 points.

2010-11: Reilly played for Shattuck St. Mary's prep school, scoring 14 goals and adding 34 assists for 48 points in 54 games.

2011-12: Reilly played for the BCHL’s Penticton Vees and had a breakout year with 83 points (59 assists) in 51 games. In the playoffs, he settled in defensively and only tallied eight points. He played for the US national U-19 team in the World Junior A Challenge and had an assist in five games.

2012-13: Reilly played 37 games as a freshman at the University of Minnesota and skated for the gold medal-winning USA squad at the 2013 World Junior Championship. He scored 3 goals with 11 assists and was +1 with 14 penalty minutes as the Gophers finished first in the WCHA for the second straight year. Minnesota ended the season with back-to-back losses. Colorado College defeated the Gophers in the WCHA semifinals and Minnesota lost 3-2 to eventual national champion Yale in the NCAA West regional semifinals. Reilly's twin brothers Connor and Ryan, who are a year older than Mike, were also freshmen with the Gophers (Ryan played in in eight games while Connor has yet to play in a game). Mike Reilly scored 1 goal with 2 assists and was +4 with 4 penalty minutes for the USA at the WJC in Ufa, Russia.

 

Talent Analysis

Reilly is a great puck moving defenseman with good vision and a strong shot. His biggest improvements need to be on the defensive side of the game, starting with his positioning but that should come with maturity.

 

Future

Alongside his brothers, Connor and Ryan, Reilly will return to the University of Minnesota to build on his impressive freshman season.

 

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