2017 NHL Entry Draft

Reilly Walsh

REILLY WALSHUSA

NEW JERSEY • ROUND: 3 OVERALL: 81

 

Previous Team: Proctor Academy Hornets (N.H. HS)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 83

Vital Statistics

Position: D • Height: 5-11 • Weight: 180 • Shoots: Right
Birthdate: April 21, 1999 • Hometown: Andover, N.H.

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous: U.S. NTDP Under-17 Team, Chicago (USHL)
QMJHL Draft: 2015 by Val d'Or (Round 13, No. 230 Overall)
USHL Futures Draft: 2015 by Tri-City (Round 1, No. 14 Overall)
USHL Debut: March 18, 2016 (Tri-City at Des Moines)
First USHL Goal: March 18, 2016 (Tri-City at Des Moines)
NCAA Commitment: Harvard University

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Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "A very exciting blue-liner who split his season between Chicago of the USHL and the New Hampshire prep ranks. Small but aggressive, he looked absolutely dynamic in the second half of the season." (McKeen's Draft Preview)

• "Good-skating defenseman and very good puck skills and offensive abilities. Reilly sees the ice and moves the puck well at this level. Has good hockey IQ and likes to get in the play offensively. Must improve his strength to compete for puck battles in front of the net and in corners if he wants to play at the next level. Soft defensively at this moment." (Jose Charbonneau, ISS Scout)

• "Went back to play high school hockey for his father’s team after 17 games in the USHL and lit it up with more than two points per game. ... He rejoined the Chicago Steel and turned some heads with his passing skills." (Recrutes.ca)

• "Really skilled, smart offensive defenseman. I like him a lot, but he has his issues, too. He’s 5-foot-10 and maybe a slightly above average skater." (Anonymous NHL Scout, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Offence is the linchpin of his game -- superb skater who can move the puck out of trouble with his feet or stick by making on-target passes to the right spots. Plays with pace and loves to get up the ice in transition. Excels with extra time and space on the PP and uses a snappy wrister to good effect. More quick and agile than fast." (Red Line Report)