Shane McColgan Shane McColgan 5th round selection in the 2011 draft

Taken in the 2011 NHL draft in the 5th (134th overall) round, the undersized forward (5?8/165) was once deemed to be a late 1st rounder to early 2nd rounder. Shane McColgan has great speed with an edge to his game. McColgan was the runner-up to Ryan Nugent-Hopkins for Rookie of the Year in 2010 at the junior level. Watching a few of his games last season, McColgan backed down from no-one, but needs to be more consistent and discipline without the puck if he intends to make it to the next level.

McColgan?s junior career parallels with another former Ranger who is similar in size and also had an edge to his game and that is George McPhee. Comparing their junior stats, it?s remarkable how close they were. I would say that McColgan possesses much more speed and offensive skills than McPhee and should have a more productive career in terms of scoring and length of service at the NHL level. McColgan is expected to spend at least two more seasons in junior hockey before turning pro.

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