Ryan O’Reilly
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Ryan O’Reilly

Hometown:

Varna Ontario

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1991-02-07

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2009

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2009

Height:

6-0

Acquired:

2nd round (33rd overall), 2009

Weight:

211 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • B

History
Talent Analysis

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.

 

Future

O'Reilly projects as a top-six forward with size.  Now on the roster of the Colorado Avalanche.

 

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