Ryan Hegarty


Stoneham Massachuesetts

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4th round (113th overall), 2008


196 lbs.

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2007-08: Played with the US National Development Program, where he tallied 19 points in 47 games.  He was a member of the USA U18 team that won bronze in Kazan, Russia.  He had three points in the seven games in Kazan.

2008-09: In his freshman season at the University of Maine, Hegarty posted 3 assists and 22 penalty minutes while appearing in 24 games.

2009-10: As a sophomore, Hegarty was given more responsibility and produced 1 goal and 7 assists in 33 games. He also posted 36 penalty minutes.

2010-11: Hegarty skated in 26 of 36 games as a junior for the University of Maine. He scored his only goal, a game-winner against Northeastern, in November and had three assists. Hegarty was -6 with 14 PMs on a Black Bears team that finished fifth in Hockey East and was swept by Merrimack in the league quarterfinals.


Talent Analysis

Hegarty is a no-flash, no-frills, stay-at-home defenseman. While other defensemen roughly his size like Rob Scuderi have thrived in that role at the top level, Hegarty may well be a little too small to do his thing in the NHL. He manages the puck well and makes the simple play every time. Hegarty is a heady player who knows the game and knows his own game well enough to know his limitations.



Hegarty was not signed by the Ducks and is currently a free agent.


Gardiner, Schultz notable members of Anaheim Ducks disappointing 2008 NHL Draft class

by Jason Lewis

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Photo: Bruising winger Josh Brittain is one of only four Anaheim draft picks from 2008 that is still part of the Ducks system (courtesy of Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Drafting is not always an exact science, and scouting is indeed one of the toughest jobs in the world. In 2008, the Anaheim Ducks had a draft you could describe as disappointing. While the franchise hit big with talented blueliners in Jake Gardiner and Justin Schultz, neither would ever don an Anaheim uniform, instead breaking into the NHL with Toronto and Edmonton respectively. The rest of the draft was a mixed bag of busts, project players, and depth acquisitions. While every draft is going to have the aforementioned group, the Ducks had very little to take away from a 2008 NHL Draft class that has produced many NHL players across all rounds.

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