POSITION: RIGHT WING
HEIGHT: 5' 8" WEIGHT: 165
BORN: JANUARY 1, 1993
HOMETOWN: MANHATTAN BEACH, CA
BORN IN: TORRACE, CA, USA
DRAFTED: NYR (5TH ROUND / 134TH OVERALL)
2010-2011 Kelowna WHL67 21G 45A 66P 62PIM
The diminutive McColgan has been very effective in two Western Hockey League seasons, scoring at nearly a point per game pace. McColgan sees the ice well, has great hands, and definitely isn’t afraid to go to the dirty areas. The big question on everyone’s mind is whether or not he will be able to play his style at the pro level. The 5-9 McColgan hasn’t let his size hold him back yet, as he has proven a willingness to battle with any player in the WHL while generally staying healthy. If he can get his game to the next level, he could be a big draft day steal.
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I would not have been happy taking him in the 3rd or 4th, but in the 5th? Hell yeah. This kid can be a legitimate steal. I like this better than the St. Croix pick, since I think McColgan has a much more realistic shot at making the NHL with his game.
He played on my brother's baseball and hockey teams when they were younger and his dad owns a sports bar that I frequent here in town. I knew he was going to get drafted but it's made worlds collide when I saw he got drafted by us.
You are helping relieve some of the stresses not only for me but around the whole board.
This is a guy people should be pretty happy with in the 5th. Projected to be a top 5 (3?) pick a year and a half ago. Fell a lot this year since he just never really got much better. Dude has one of the highest compete levels of anyone in the draft and plays like he's 6'5 and 230 pounds. True reckless abandon at times. I worry about his health as a little guy, but as I said -- we've seen Callahan do it and McColgan reminds a lot of people of Callahan as a kid in juniors (same **** -- too small to play his game, limited offensive upside, etc. etc.).
In 5 years, we might look back on him as the best player in our draft class. We might also just think he's been a fun AHLer that provides energy.