Nick Magyar
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Nick Magyar

Hometown:

Mentor Ohio

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1996-05-29

Position:

RW

Eligible for draft:

2014

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2014

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

4th round (93rd overall), 2014

Weight:

190 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2010-11: Nick Magyar played two games for the Cleveland Barons U18 team — spending the season with the club’s bantam team — and was invited to USA Hockey’s 2011 Select 15 Evaluation Camp.

2011-12: Magyar scored nearly two points per game for the Cleveland Barons U16 team and represented the USA in the 2012 Youth Winter Olympic Games in Austria. He scored 30 goals with 34 assists and 14 penalty minutes in 36 games for the Barons. Magyar scored 1 goal with 2 assists and was -5 with 6 penalty minutes in six games for the USA. Magyar was chosen to participate in USA Hockey’s Select 16 Player Development Camp. He committed to playing college hockey at Ohio State in 2014-15 in February. Magyar was taken by Sioux City in the first round (fourth overall) of the 2012 USHL Futures Draft and was selected by Kitchener in the 12th round (239th overall) of the 2012 OHL Priority Draft.

2012-13: Magyar joined the USHL’s Sioux City Musketeers in January after starting the year with the Cleveland Barons U18 team and played four games for the USA National Team Development Program’s U17 team. He scored 1 goal with 5 assists and was +6 with 6 penalty minutes in 27 games for Sioux City. The Musketeers missed the USHL playoffs; finishing sixth in the Western Conference. Magyar scored 13 goals with 21 assists and 18 penalty minutes in 34 games for the Barons. He had no points with 2 penalty minutes in four games for the NTDP U17 team.

2013-14: Magyar de-committed to Ohio State — signing with OHL Kitchener — and was the Rangers’ leading scorer as a 17-year-old rookie. He scored 20 goals with 26 assists in 66 games and was minus-18 with 20 penalty minutes. Kitchener missed the OHL playoffs; finishing last in the Midwest Division. Magyar was ranked 32nd amongst North American skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings and was selected by Colorado in the  fourth round (93rd overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft

Talent Analysis

Magyar is a highly intelligent player who uses his quick and soft hands to create scoring opportunities. He uses his large frame to his advantage and likes to play physical on the forecheck as well as along the boards. He will need to continue to work on his skating specifically his first few strides as his lack of acceleration was a concern in his first year in Kitchener.

Future

Magyar attended his first training camp with the Avalanche before returning to Kitchener for his second season with the Rangers in 2014-15. While his assist numbers have been off in the first half of the season, Kitchener has been one of the OHL's big turnaround stories — challenging for the top spot in the Midwest Division after missing the playoffs the previous year. Magyar could turn out to be a steal in his draft class and has NHL upside. Whether he has hit a plateau in terms of long-term potential or is merely experiencing a second-year slump remains to be seen. He projects to being a two-way forward with a scorer's touch.

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