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06-26-2010, 01:54 PM
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Canucks select D Patrick McNally - 4th Round, 115th Overall

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2009/2010 - MILTON ACADEMY MUSTANGS - USHS - 28GP - 14G - 21A - 35PTS
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Milton Academy's leading scorer gets more impressive all the time. Ranked 40th in Central Scouting's final list, the Glen Head, N.Y. native is Harvard-bound after one more year of prep hockey – a year in which he would gladly eschew all personal achievements in favor of a New England Prep Elite Eight title.

Whether he likes it or not, the awards may follow. This year's New England Prep School Defenseman of the Year and U.S. Hockey Report Prep Defenseman of the Year could probably suit up for most D-I teams here and now. For McNally and Milton head coach Paul Cannata, next year is all about fine-tuning and getting the most out of one more season.

"He's a strong skater on the back end, good puck skills and vision, poise almost to a fault with the puck," said Cannata. "He's got a high level of puck comfort. He loves going on offense, loves to create offense, loves to play on his toes. He plays with energy, he's a good kid, a good student."
Source: http://www.hockeysfuture.com/article...trick_mcnally/

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NHL Central Scouting's Gary Eggleston
“Pat is an offensive defenseman whose strength is in rushing the puck and putting constant pressure on the defense. He is a very good skater with mobility, speed and quickness. His skating skills and quick hands allow him to escape trouble and move the puck quickly out of danger. In the defensive zone he has very good lateral mobility and closes quickly on the puck carrier, forcing him into quick decisions or mistakes. He is an excellent passer whose passes are accurate and proper for the situation. Doesn't play a physical game, but relies on quick stick and smarts to gain puck possession.”
Source: http://www.nhl.com/ice/draftprospect...d=2758&tab=scr

McNally named US Hockey Report Prep Defensemen of the Year
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McNally, a new junior at Milton Academy this year, arrived on the scene with little advanced fanfare, but by the end of the Flood-Marr Tournament, was the talk of the scouting community.

A 6'2", 180 lb. Glen Head, Long Island native, McNally is a product of the Suffolk PAL program—Eric Nystrom, Chris Higgins, Mike Komisarek, James Marcou and many others are among those who preceded McNally through coach Alexi Nikiforov's highly-regarded program.

McNally's size, athleticism, agility and passion for jumping into the offense and taking it end-to-end caught the eyes of scouts, fans and opponents. For Milton, he was the missing ingredient, an offensive blueliner who could jump-start Milton's attack—and often finishing it by lighting the lamp at the other end. He gave Milton a flair, and helped make the Mustangs an extremely entertaining team to watch.
Source: http://www.milton.edu/athletics/boyshockey.cfm

Will play at Harvard in the NCAA next year or the year after.


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06-26-2010, 01:55 PM
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Big defenseman who's being characterized as a steal. I'm on board.

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Not a terrible pick, he has potential to be a good young defenseman, good case of BPA but why didn't they take Madaisky

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Really can't find a lot of information on him...

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Junior defenseman, Pat McNally, was named the New England Prep School Defenseman of the Year and the team was also awarded the ISL Sportsmanship Award for the second consecutive season.

McNally, a new junior at Milton Academy this year, arrived on the scene with little advanced fanfare, but by the end of the Flood-Marr Tournament, was the talk of the scouting community.

A 6'2", 180 lb. Glen Head, Long Island native, McNally is a product of the Suffolk PAL program—Eric Nystrom, Chris Higgins, Mike Komisarek, James Marcou and many others are among those who preceded McNally through coach Alexi Nikiforov's highly-regarded program.

McNally's size, athleticism, agility and passion for jumping into the offense and taking it end-to-end caught the eyes of scouts, fans and opponents. For Milton, he was the missing ingredient, an offensive blueliner who could jump-start Milton's attack—and often finishing it by lighting the lamp at the other end. He gave Milton a flair, and helped make the Mustangs an extremely entertaining team to watch.

Not many teams have a defenseman as their leading overall scorer. This season, Milton did, as McNally finished the season with a 14-21-35 line in 28 games.

Paul Cannata, Milton's head coach, said, "He certainly stepped in and was a very good hockey player for us. He created a lot of offense from the blue line and provided a lot of spark. He’s a great student, a good kid and a pleasure to coach.

"He loves to play hockey, carry the puck, skate, and make plays. There's a freshness to his game that is really enjoyable. You don't want to coach that out of him."

McNally, who is expected to go somewhere between the second and the fourth round of June's NHL draft, will matriculate at Harvard in the fall of 2011.
http://www.milton.edu/athletics/boyshockey.cfm

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“Pat is an offensive defenseman whose strength is in rushing the puck and putting constant pressure on the defense. He is a very good skater with mobility, speed and quickness. His skating skills and quick hands allow him to escape trouble and move the puck quickly out of danger. In the defensive zone he has very good lateral mobility and closes quickly on the puck carrier, forcing him into quick decisions or mistakes. He is an excellent passer whose passes are accurate and proper for the situation. Doesn't play a physical game, but relies on quick stick and smarts to gain puck possession.”
http://www.nhl.com/ice/draftprospect...d=2758&tab=scr

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• As a defenseman, McNally led his Milton Academy squad in scoring this past season with 35 points (14-21--35) in 28 games. He was named the New England Prep School Defenseman of the Year, U.S. Hockey Report's Prep Defenseman of the Year and was a First Team All-New England selection.

• Currently a junior, McNally is set to join Harvard University for the fall of 2011. His father, Tom, played football at Columbia.

• He is a product of the Suffolk Pride in Athletics program which has produced a number of current NHL players including: Eric Nystrom, Mike Komisarek and Chris Higgins.

• His most memorable hockey moment was winning the 2009 Massachusetts Tier I Under-18 State Championship in overtime – “we played a team with much more talent then us, but we outworked them and won”.

• His very first hockey team was the Long Island Gulls and he likes old western movies because he used to watch them with his grandfather.

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Not much to discuss, really. I'm sure 99 % of us have never heard his name before today. We'll have to give him a year or two in our system before we see what we have here.

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Not a terrible pick, he has potential to be a good young defenseman, good case of BPA but why didn't they take Madaisky
I would rate Madaisky lower, but that's just me.

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79th in The Hockey News draft preview so, if that is any indication, he had dropped a bit.

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Good pick imo, sounds like a player who flew under the radar because of where he played. Sounds like he has some good upside. Hopefully Gillis gets him onto a CHL team, any idea who holds his rights?

Sounds a bit like Connaughton.

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Ranked 40th NA Skater by Central Scouting.

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He was also the 40th ranked North American skater by Central Scouting

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As long as he's better than our last Patrick.

Obviously a smart guy, going to Harvard.

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Watch what you say.

And he's a guy I've heard bandied about as a 3rd-round guy, so not bad at all.

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http://www.hockeysfuture.com/article...trick_mcnally/

Full Article with quotes.

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"Gillis calls his 4th rounder a "smart kid'. He's headed to Harvard either this year or next. His dad is an FBI agent. -KR"

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some more info I found on him:

http://www.hockeysfuture.com/article...trick_mcnally/

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Patrick McNally jumped 44 spots between the mid-term and final Central Scouting rankings this spring.



"I used to skate every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning with this coach, Alexei Nikiforov [who works with Komisarek and many within the Islanders' organization] from when I was 8 through when I was 16. I just kept getting better. He always emphasized skating and puck-handling ability," McNally said.


Like any teenage prospect, the potential for size and strength can be difficult to peg. But given his genetics, current build and work ethic, the issue of bulk shouldn't be a big one for McNally.

"He's obviously a long body. He's a pretty skinny kid at the moment, so I think people will perceive that there's a physical upside that way," said Cannata. "His father is a good-sized guy, a former football player. Patrick's young, and even on the young side of his age group in terms of overall physical development, so there's certainly an upside. He's certainly going to grow and fill out a bit."


"Tom Poti comes to mind," said Cannata, when asked who McNally might compare to down the road. "Somebody else who comes to mind -- though the height isn't quite the same -- is Brian Rafalski, who's a guy that was probably one of the first of this new breed of post-NHL-lockout defensemen. Those types of guys, he's a poor-man's version of right now."

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Cannata...any relation to Joe? Joe's from Wakefield, MA and and Milton Academy is in...Milton, MA. He's definitely a project prospect. Wouldn't be surprised he spends at least a couple of years at Harvard.

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wonder if he projects higher than Price?

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A bit disappointing he won't be playing college hockey until the 2011-2012 season.

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A bit disappointing he won't be playing college hockey until the 2011-2012 season.
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Gillis on McNally:

"We had this guy ranked in the first round and when he was available in the 4th it was a pretty easy decision. Moreover, whoever I end up picking in the 5th round is a player we ranked as a late first round pick"

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Cannata...any relation to Joe?
no, his coach Paul Cannata... doesn't look like there is any relation according to a quick google search.

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"Gillis calls his 4th rounder a "smart kid'. He's headed to Harvard either this year or next. His dad is an FBI agent. -KR"

nice
How can a guy who was born in December 1991 not be off to college in the fall of 2010? I don't get it? Am I missing something here? How does the school system work in Eastern USA?

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A bit disappointing he won't be playing college hockey until the 2011-2012 season.
I wonder if Gillis will try to convince him to play in the CHL. Any idea if he's drafter or which team holds his CHL rights?

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