Ryan Rehill
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Ryan Rehill

Hometown:

Edmonton Alberta

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1995-11-07

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2014

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2014

Height:

6-3

Acquired:

5th round (131st overall), 2014

Weight:

215 lbs.

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History

2009-10: Ryan Rehill played bantam hockey with the Maple Leaf Athletic Club in Edmonton and was selected by Kamloops in the sixth round (132nd overall) of the 2010 WHL Bantam Draft.

2010-11: Rehill appeared in four games with the MLAC’s Midget 15AA team, registering 1 assist with 19 penalty minutes.

2011-12: Rehill played nine games with the Beverly Warriors junior B team and split the year between AA and AAA midget hockey in Edmonton. He had no points with 14 penalty minutes in six regular season games and had 1 assist and 16 penalty minutes in three playoff games for Beverly. Rehill scored 1 goal with 3 assists and 24 penalty minutes in 12 games with the Alberta Midget Hockey League’s MLAC Maple Leafs. In 18 games for the SSAC midget AA team he scored 6 goals with 12 assists and 70 penalty minutes.

2012-13: Rehill was third on Kamlooops with 104 penalty minutes while playing in 46 of 72 games for the Blazers in his first WHL season. He had 3 assists and was plus-9 on one of the league’s top teams. The Blazers finished second in the B.C. Division and reached the Western Conference finals. Rehill was minus-2 with no points and 8 penalty minutes in nine playoff games.

2013-14: Rehill displayed some offensive elements to go with his toughness in his second WHL season in a forgettable season for Kamloops. One of two Blazers to play in all 72 games, his 20 points were second to Josh Connolly (45) amongst Kamloops defensemen. He had 4 goals with 16 assists and was minus-4; leading the Blazers with 187 penalty minutes. Kamloops finished last in the B.C. Division with the WHL’s third-worst record. Rehill was ranked 76th amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting’s final rankings and was selected by New Jersey in the fifth round (131st overall) of the 2014 NHL Draft.

2014-15: Rehill led Kamloops in penalty minutes for the second straight season while chipping in offensively with 20 points in his third year with the Blazers. He scored 7 goals with 13 assists and was -6 with 128 penalty minutes in 68 games. Kamloops missed the WHL playoffs, finishing fourth in the B.C. Division. 

Talent Analysis

Rehill is a stay-at-home defenseman that is reasonably mobile and has a good shot from the point. He sticks up for his teammates and tries to intimidate the opposition with his physical nature. It is unknown how mobile he may become, but there is no questioning his character, leadership, and work ethic.

Future

Rehill attended his second training camp with New Jersey before returning to Kamloops for an overage season in the WHL in 2015-16. Yet to sign an entry-level contract with the Devils, he would re-enter the 2016 NHL Draft if not signed by then. With significant defense depth in the New Jersey organization that is a possibility and Rehill may begin his pro career on a minor league contract. He projects as a lower pairing, physical defender at the pro level.

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