Ryan O'Reilly is a thinking-man's player who has excellent anticipation and knowledge of the game, which enables him to be in the right place at the right time. O'Reilly's proven to be an excellent penalty killer and excels at the defensive aspects of the game. He's an excellent playmaker who has also shown an increasing aptitude for putting the puck in the net.
Criticisms of O'Reilly are a lack of scoring touch and perimeter play at times.
O'Reilly projects as a top-six forward with size. Now on the roster of the Colorado Avalanche.