2008-09: Randy McNaught skated in 51 games for Chilliwack in the WHL. He had the fifth-most penalty minutes (78) for a Bruins team that finished last in the British Columbia Division. He scored 5 goals with 4 assists with a -14 plus/minus.
2009-10: McNaught played six games for Chilliwack before being traded to Saskatoon and finishing the WHL season with the Blades. In 59 games with the Blades McNaught was second to Darian Dziurzynski (PHO) with 131 PMs. He scored 6 goals with 6 assists and was -4 for a Saskatoon club that finished second in the East Division. McNaught skated in 5 of 10 WHL playoff games for the Blades and was scoreless and an even plus/minus with 11 PMs. McNaught was selected by the Rangers in the seventh round (190th overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft.
2010-11: McNaught attended Rangers training camp but was not signed to a minor-league contract and returned to the WHL for an over-age season with the Vancouver Giants. Unfortunately, he appeared in just eight games before suffering an ankle injury that required season-ending surgery. He had 1 goal with 1 assist and was -6 with 27 PMs for the Giants. His only goal was scored on the power play.
2011-12: It was thought that McNaught would begin his professional career this past fall, however, when offered an AHL contract, he chose to go to the University of Calgary instead. He is not likely to sign an NHL entry level contract for at least two years.
McNaught has excellent size and plays a physical brand of hockey. Strong on his feet, he has an excellent grasp on his role on the ice and has exhibited excellent character.