Ryan MacInnis

by Keith Duggan on July 23, 2017

 

Ryan MacInnis - Photo Courtesy of OntarioHockeyLeague.com

 

Ryan MacInnis, C

Shoots: L

Height: 6-4

Weight: 191

Born: 1996-02-14

Hometown: St. Louis, MO, USA

Drafted: 2014 by the Arizona Coyotes, 43rd overall

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

July 2017- The Coyotes were expecting an adjustment period for MacInnis as he joined the pro ranks and that's what they got as the young center did not put up much offense in his first season in the AHL. He played mostly a bottom-six role with Tucson and put up eight goals, 17 points in 68 games on a team that struggled to score the second half of the season. With ample size and a strong skater, more offense is expected from MacInnis is his second season of pro. In his first season of junior MacInnis put up 37 points then jumping to 62 the following campaign and 81 his final year. Hopefully we see a similar trajectory in the pro ranks. Keith Dugggan

 

February 2017- It's been an adjustment for big center Ryan MacInnis is his first pro season. He's played mostly a bottom-six role for the Tucson Roadrunners of the AHL and thus hasn't put up much offense, seven goals and 11 points in 48 games. The Coyotes were expecting an adjustment period for the late bloomer so this isn't a surprise. MacInnis will need a few more years of seasoning in the AHL before he's ready for the NHL. Keith Duggan

 

April 2016- Ryan MacInnis finished his junior career with a strong 2015-16 season. The Kitchener captain scored 38 goals and 81 points in 59 games, good for 16th in the OHL and was named the Rangers Team MVP. MacInnis improved offensively each season from 37 in 2013-14 to 62 to 81 this past year. He also had a strong playoff's, 13 points in 9 games till his Rangers were swept in the second round by the London Knights. Look for MacInnis to spend 2016-17 in the AHL continuing to develop his game. Keith Duggan

 

December 2015- Ryan MacInnis excellent season continues as he's been named to USA's 2016 World Junior Team. MacInnis is currently 11th in OHL scoring with 20 goals and 43 points in 29 games. He is most likely to play a bottom six role with Team USA but don't be surprised to see him push for a more prominent role. Keith Duggan

 

October 2015- Since being returned to the Kitchener Rangers from Arizona's training camp, Ryan MacInnis has gotten of to a scorching start to what will most likely be his final season in the OHL. He is currently fourth in OHL scoring with 10 goals and 10 assists in 12 games, along with his Rangers, as of Oct. 30th, are still unbeaten in regulation. With a much more talented Kitchener team this season, MacInnis should continue to pile up the points, especially with the team just adding ultra-skilled Toronto second rounder Jeremy Bracco. Keith Duggan

 

April 2015- After completing a solid season with the Kitchener Rangers, the Arizona Coyotes have signed Ryan MacInnis to an three-year, entry-level contract. He posted 25 goals and 62 points in 67 games, leading his team in points, assists and tied for the lead in goals. MacInnis also posted three goals and eight points in six postseason games. A big, talented two-way centerman, his game is really developing but he still looks a few years away from competing for a spot with the Coyotes. With the Kitchener Rangers knocked out of the playoff's, MacInnis will report to the Portland Pirates of the AHL, where he will play out the 2014-15 season. Keith Duggan

 

November 2014- Its been a great start to the 2014-15 season for Ryan MacInnis, as his offensive game has started to really come along. With 23 points in 22 games, he's been using his size to his advantage more this season, as MacInnis has taken over the number one center role for the Kitchener Rangers. Look for him to possibly play for Team USA at the coming 2015 World Junior Championship. Keith Duggan

 

June 2014 - Ryan MacInnis was selected by the Arizona Coyotes at 43rd overall in the 2nd round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Ryan is the son of former NHL great, Al MacInnis. Ryan projects to be a big versatile forward. He is still very raw and will take a while before he becomes relevant in the NHL. -Kevin Won

 

May 2014 – Ryan MacInnis ventured to the OHL in his draft year looking to get himself on scout’s radars and it was a smart decision. The tall lanky pivot with plenty of room to fill out joined the Kitchener Rangers and experienced big leaps in his development over the course of the year. A strong forward with good puck protection skills, MacInnis is the son of former NHL blueliner Al MacInnis. He doesn’t possess near the power in his shot as his old man did but MacInnis is rounding out his offensive game nicely. The big centerman displays good hockey sense and has a soft touch with the puck around the crease but it’s his long-term potential that has NHL teams most interested. As MacInnis starts to fill out his frame and learn to use his size, he will have the opportunity to dominate the corners and scoring areas with more ease. With a year of OHL competition under his belt, look for him to take his game to the next level in his sophomore campaign. MacInnis is projected as a second round selection at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft but could sneak into the top 30.  Brendan Ross

 

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: B-

 

Powerful centerman with strong puck possession skills. Has the chance to develop into a productive second line pivot or strong two-way third line player.

 

 

 

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Ryan MacInnis 2013-14 Highlights:

 

 

 

 

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