Reece Willcox
Image: NHL

Reece Willcox

Hometown:

Surrey British Columbia

Currently Playing In:

NCAA

Birthday:

1994-03-20

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2012

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2012

Height:

6-3

Acquired:

5th round (141st overall), 2012

Weight:

185 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2009-10: Drafted by the Portland Winterhawks in the third round (59th overall) of the 2009 WHL Bantam Draft, Reece Willcox skated for the Surrey Thunder midget AAA team in his hometown.

2010-11: Willcox skated for the BCHL's Merritt Centennials; maintaining his NCAA eligibility. In his first season of junior hockey he scored 5 goals with 18 assists and had 26 penalty minutes. Merritt finished sixth in the BCHL's eight-team Interior Conference. In four playoff games Willcox scored 1 goal with 2 assists.

2011-12: Willcox skated in 52 of 60 games for Merritt in his second BCHL season and played for Canada Pacific in the  2012 U19 World Junior A Challenge. He scored 5 goals with 18 assists and had 26 penalty minutes as the Centennials finished second in the Interior Conference. In nine playoff games Willcox scored 2 goals with 2 assists and had 6 penalty minutes as the Centennials reached the conference finals. Willcox was named to the BCHL's Second All-Star team. He committed to playing college hockey at Cornell in 2012-13 in December. His WHL rights were obtained from Portland by Everett in the Seth Jones trade in May. Willcox was ranked 90th amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting's final rankings prior to the 2012 NHL Draft.

2012-13: Willcox played in 34 games for Cornell as a freshman. Paired with senior Nick D'Agostino (Pittsburgh), he had 5 assists and was +3 with 8 penalty minutes. The season was a bit of a roller coaster for the Big Red, who lost 10 of 11 games in one mid-season stretch before going 6-1-1 heading into the ECAC Hockey playoffs. After finishing ninth, Cornell took league regular season champion Quinnipiac to double overtime in the decisive third game of their best-of-three quarterfinal series.

 

Future

Willcox will be playing his sophomore season at Cornell in 2013-14.

 

Laughton remains top prospect in Philadelphia Flyers’ 2014 Fall Top 20

by Jashvina Shah
on

Scott Laughton - Philadelphia Flyers

Photo: Scott Laughton is one of several strong two-way forwards in the Philadelphia Flyers’ prospect pool. Laughton was picked 20th overall in the 2012 NHL Draft. (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

 

 The Philadelphia Flyers have gone to lengths the past few seasons to address their defensive depth and now have five very solid blueliners among their top 10 prospects.

Read more»

Philadelphia Flyers 2014 NHL Draft preview

by Jashvina Shah
on

Sam Morin - Philadelphia Flyers

Photo: Defenseman Sam Morin was selected 11th overall in the 2013 NHL Draft. (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The Philadelphia Flyers returned to the playoffs this season after a one-year hiatus, although they were unable to move past the first round. After the season ended, the Philadelphia front office promoted then-GM Paul Holmgren to team president while hiring Ron Hextall in his place.

Read more»

Philadelphia Flyers have good crop of defensive prospects in NCAA and Europe

by Jashvina Shah
on

Nick Luukko - Philadelphia Flyers

Photo: Defenseman Nick Luukko is one of several Philadelphia Flyers prospects who will be competing for an NCAA championship this year. The Flyers selected Luukko in the sixth round of the 2010 NHL Draft. (courtesy of Richard T Gagnon/Getty Images)

The Philadelphia Flyers have several prospects, mostly defensemen, who have turned in strong seasons in Europe and the NCAA this year.

Read more»

Laughton and Morin lead Philadelphia Flyers Spring Top 20

by Jashvina Shah
on

Scott Laughton - Philadelphia Flyers

Photo: Forward Scott Laughton has been one of the top scorers in the OHL all season and currently has 40 goals and 47 assists through 54 games. Laughton was selected 20th overall in the 2012 NHL Draft. (courtesy of Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

The Philadelphia Flyers have several prospects who have demonstrated leadership, scoring ability, physicality, and good overall potential. The prospect talent is spread across the CHL, Europe, the AHL, and the NCAA.

Read more»

Rebuild appears underway for Philadelphia Flyers blue line

by Tony Piscotta
on

Mark Alt - Philadelphia Flyers

Photo: Defenseman Mark Alt is in his first full year of professional hockey following three seasons at the University of Minnesota. (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The Philadelphia Flyers have generally taken an ambivalent approach to developing prospects, preferring to focus their resources on the NHL club and procuring more established young talent through trades or free agent signings.

Read more»