Ryan Rehill
Image: WHL

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.

<<<<<<< Updated upstream
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.

Prospect Faceoff: Canadian WJC teammates go head-to-head, two top QMJHL goalies in the same game, and more prospect matchups

by David Hahn
on
Connor McDavid - Erie Otters; Darnell Nurse - Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds: Prospect Faceoff 2/6/15

Photo: Erie Otters forward and 2015 prospect Connor McDavid goes head-to-head this weekend against World Junior teammate Darnell Nurse of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in a marquee OHL matchup (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images (L) and Terry Wilson/OHL Images (R))

 

This week’s Prospect Faceoff feature includes one of the best matchups in the OHL this season, a look at top goalies facing off against each other in the QMJHL, and two more matchups featuring key prospects for their respective organizations. We also look back at how a game turned out for a pair of talented imports in Oliver Bjorkstrand and Nikita Scherbak. Read more»

Rockets’ Morrissey tops ranking of medal-laden WHL defensemen

by Glen Erickson
on
Josh Morrissey - Team Canada - 2015 World Junior Championship

Photo: Kelowna Rockets defenseman and Winnipeg Jets prospect Josh Morrissey is one of six WHL defensemen that earned medals at the 2015 World Junior Championship (courtesy of Aaron Bell/CHL Images)

 

This is the first in a series of articles that ranks by position NHL-drafted prospects from the WHL. This article looks at defensive prospects that are property of NHL clubs who are currently competing in the WHL. Read more»

New Jersey Devils junior prospects seeing fair share of struggles early in 2014-15 season

by John Iadevaia
on
Anthony Brodeur - New Jersey Devils

Photo: Anthony Brodeur has struggled in the early part of the 2014-15 season with Gatineau Olympiques, managing a 5-4-0-3 record and a 3.72 goals against average. (courtesy of Francois Laplante/FreestylePhoto/Getty Images)

 

With a windfall of prospects graduating to the pros last season, the New Jersey Devils used the 2014 NHL Draft to restock their junior pool. A few players are underachieving but a handful have done well in the early part of their respective seasons.

Read more»

Many New Jersey Devils prospects ready to take the next step

by John Iadevaia
on
Reid Boucher - New Jersey Devils

Photo: Forward Reid Boucher is one of the more promising forwards in the New Jersey Devils prospect pool. Boucher started the 2014-15 season in the AHL, but should be among the first forwards recalled by the Devils in case of injury. (courtesy of Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire)

 

Since the 2004 lockout, the New Jersey Devils system has not produced the same quality of prospects they were known for during their glory days. This is a result of different issues, like lack of picks, location on the draft board, or losing the magic touch to find late-round gems. But over the past seven years, management has slowly restocked the prospect pool where depth and quality are now returning NHL ready players.

Read more»