2004-05: McGinnis mostly played against the opposing team’s top lines last year and is expected to take an even bigger role in Plymouth this year. Only six points, but McGinnis is relied upon to be a stay at home defenseman and not to put the puck in the net.
6th round (#184 overall), 2005 by LA
2005-06: Coming on late in the season and in the playoffs for Plymouth of the OHL, Ryan McGinnis showed signs of having a breakout season. McGinnis scored 26 points and 135 PIMs in 65 regular season games and 7 points in 11 playoff games with a plus/minus of +6. While his playoff point totals can be misleading as he is not looked to for scoring, they are indicative of the increased role with the team that McGinnis given.
Unsigned by the Kings, he played an overage year and was picked up by the AHL Albany River Rats.
McGinnis is a stay-at-home defenseman with good skating ability and strength. Strong and somewhat physical, but not overly physical and lacks aggressiveness at times. Shows some ability to be a puck distributor with accurate passing skills.
McGinnis is a big strong defenseman who is no stranger to the penalty box.