Kurtis MacDermid

by Jamie on September 8, 2017

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Kurtis MacDermid, D

Shoots: R

Height: 6-5

Weight: 208

Born: 1994-03-25

Hometown: Sauble Beach, QC, CAN

Drafted: Undrafted (Signed 2012)

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

September 2017 – After being a late scratch from training camp last year, MacDermid has captured the attention of the Kings’ brass. He is mean, plays a possession game, and can effectively skate or pass the puck out of the defensive zone. Intensity is his greatest asset, but also his biggest weakness, as he struggles to stay out of the penalty box. His offensive upside is limited but he makes up for that with physical intimidation, solid defensive play, and an incredible work ethic. MacDermid brings a functional toughness that is a rare commodity in the NHL, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him put on the Kings’ sweater for a few games this year. Jamie Barber

September 2016 – MacDermid has continued to progress, and even surprised many as he leapfrogged some more highly touted defensive prospects. He played well for the Reign in 2015-16 scoring 16 points in 56 games, but the gritty side to his game might be more interesting, as he served 121 penalty minutes. Collecting penalties is not unfamiliar territory to MacDermid, as he also served a 12-game ban for a hit to the head of Matt Bailey this season, and had been suspended for eight games in the season prior for a hit to the head on Max Domi. Philip Kamhi

June 2015 - MacDermid improved in virtually every aspect of his game last season without sacrificing his trademark physicality. You could see his overall growth in his productionthe 2012 free agent signee doubled his points scored from the previous season (from 19 to 40) in about the same amount of playing time. Still a bit of a project, the 6-5 defender is set to make his AHL debut this fall. Sheng Peng

December, 2013 – MacDermid is a tough defenseman who knows how to encourage his opponent to drop the gloves. Not known for his offense, he is known for his ability to stand skaters up at the blue line and finish his checks. His skating skills were a concern but there has been notable improvement in that area over the past two seasons. Some bigger offensive numbers would be a bonus for MacDermid but his presence on ice definitely deters the other team from getting rough at times. - Pete Richmire

 

Fantasy Outlook: D

While MacDermid's offensive progress is encouraging, his ticket to any sort of fantasy relevance is PIMs. 

 

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