Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Scouting Report: Greg McKegg

The Maple Leafs drafted Greg McKegg in the 3rd round (62nd overall) in 2010. He is a 6'0", 190 lbs left winger with the Erie Otters. McKegg had a breakout season for the Otters in 2009-10. Appearing in 67 games for that club, he scored 37 goals and assisted on 48 others for 85 points. Suffered knee strain in preseason and spent the rest of the year working to get his speed back. Played on top line with Zack Torquato and Mike Cazzola.

He excelled on the special teams for Erie this past season scoring 16 of his 37 goals on the power-play. Not overly physical, but also doesn’t shy away from contact. He has deceptive hands and the ability to slip through tight areas. McKegg has the capacity to score goals in a variety of ways and isn’t afraid of driving the net. He is projected to be a top 6 forward one day. Physically not a classic Burke winger but has offensive potential.

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