Ryan MacInnis
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Ryan MacInnis


St. Louis Missouri

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2nd round (43rd overall), 2014


185 lbs.

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2010-11: Ryan MacInnis attended USA Hockey’s Select 14 Festival before returning to his native St. Louis to skate for the Junior Blues bantam AAA team.

2011-12: MacInnis played for the St. Louis Blues U16 midget team and was part of the USA U16 team at the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games. He scored 27 goals with 20 assists and had 18 penalty minutes in 34 games for the Blues. MacInnis was one of three players to finish with a team-leading six points for the USA at the WYOG tournament. He scored 4 goals with 2 assists and had 4 penalty minutes as the USA finished fourth. MacInnis was invited to USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program evaluation camp in the spring; earning a spot at the NTDP for 2012-13. He was selected by Kitchener in the third round (46th overall) of the 2012 OHL Priority Draft.

2012-13: MacInnis joined USA Hockey’s NTDP in Ann Arbor, MI, skating for both the U18 and U17 teams. MacInnis appeared in seven games with the U18 squad and had 2 assists. He was the third-leading goal scorer for the U17 team; finishing with 15 goals, 10 assists, and 6 penalty minutes in 52 games. The NTDP U17 team finished first in the 2012 Four Nations Tournament in Switzerland, third at the 2013 World Hockey Challenge, and third at the 2013 Five Nations Tournament in Finland. MacInnis scored 2 goals with 3 assists in six games at the WHC.

2013-14: MacInnis signed with the Kitchener Rangers in August 2013; foregoing his second year in the NTDP. He scored 16 goals with 21 assists and was -28 with 18 penalty minutes in 66 regular season games. Kitchener finished fifth in the Midwest Division, missing the OHL playoffs. MacInnis played in the 2013 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game and was selected for Team Cherry in the 2014 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game. He was ranked 20th amongst North American skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings and was selected by Arizona in the second round (43rd overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

2014-15: MacInnis led the Kitchener Rangers in scoring in his second OHL season. He scored 25 goals, sharing the team lead with Brandon Robinson, and had a team-high 37 assists in 67 regular season games. He was -8 with 28 penalty minutes. The Rangers finished fifth in the Midwest Division, falling to London in a first-round playoff series. MacInnis scored 3 goals with 5 assist and was -6 with 6 penalty minutes in six playoff games. He signed a three-year entry-level contract with Arizona in April 2015.

Talent Analysis

MacInnis quietly goes about his business on the ice, and started to garner more attention last season as an offensive threat. Like his father, former St. Louis Blues defenseman Al MacInnis, Ryan has a heavy shot but needs to learn where and when to use it in order to become a more dangerous player. MacInnis was one of the best penalty killers in the OHL.


MacInnis attended USA Hockey's U20 evaluation camp in Lake Placid in the summer and will attend his second training camp with the Coyotes before likely returning to Kitchener for his third OHL season in 2015-16. As a major contributor for Kitchener last season, he will once again be will be relied upon to be a team leader. He was cut from the USA camp in August but would be a contender for the United States World Junior squad with a strong first half of the season. Long-term, MacInnis projects as a power forward with a big shot and a two-way game at the NHL level.

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