This is a very risky pick but likewise could reap some incredible rewards. Aidan Muir has made a name for himself out of one of the least likely places. Very few players come out of the MWEHL but Muir has worked hard enough to not only earn the captaincy of the Victory Honda Midget team, but he’s made enough noise that colleges and the USHL became interested.
This is the type of work ethic that makes me think Muir will succeed. If he worked hard enough to get himself to college, he’ll only continue to grow. He’ll be under the guidance of former-NHL coach Andy Murray at Western Michigan, and likewise is still growing and learning the more he plays.
Muir has an excellent package to offer. Playing both the left and right wings, he put up 40 points in 37 games last season. Muir also stands at 6’3" and weighs about 180 lbs. While he could stand to build more muscle, his time in college will only further his development physically.
Muir will hopefully develop into an extremely versatile power forward and glue guy in the locker room whose work ethic will help lead the team as well as provide a great example to his teammates on every level.
Muir is a 6'3" 180 lbs. power forward. He's a decent skater for his size, though there is still some room for improvement. With his frame, there's also the potential to add a little more strength. His biggest attribute is his grit and toughness in the dirty areas of the ice along the boards and in front of the net, and that he has the hands to make plays in tight spaces. He's also a very high energy player and a tireless worker.
after being initially mad about this pick, i read about him online and realized that he's the kind of player the Oilers continue to look for in the mid rounds, like Khaira 2.0 as Petro Points put it, so now i'm OK with it. boom or bust pick, but great payoff if he makes it.
I kind of like this pick, the central hockey scouting or whatever had him at 108 North American skater which doesn't seem like much, but midterm rank he was unranked.
Likely made huge strides in the past few months, hopefully he can continue to do so