Nick Magyar
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Nick Magyar


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4th round (93rd overall), 2014


190 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D


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.

Magyar took a big step back last season and this season will determine if the Avalanche will retain his rights. The team has a lot of up-and-coming wing prospects they acquired through free agency that have already gained AHL experience putting Magyar at a disadvantage.

2015-16 season could be the swan song for several Colorado Avalanche prospects

by Chau Vo
Conner Bleackley - Colorado Avalanche

Photo: 2014 first-round pick Conner Bleackley has been a great leader for the Red Deer Rebels, but more production this season should help him secure an entry-level contract from the Avs (courtesy of Aaron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Joe Sakic and Patrick Roy have used the last three drafts and two summers to turn a once dismal prospect pool into an underrated one. The key to continued success in the NHL is to have good depth and cheap replacements: two things a strong pipeline provides. Before the duo took over the front office, the team depth had been hurt by immediate graduation of top picks and lack of success in the later rounds in addition to free agency duds.

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