John McFarland: NHL 2010 Top Draft Prospects

May 30th, 2010 by Alan Bass Leave a reply »
John McFarland’s story is a bit intriguing. He petitioned to the OHL to grant him the “exceptional player” status that had only previously been given to John Tavares, a clause that would allow him to play in the OHL at age 15. His petition was rejected though, as they stated he was not enough of an exceptional player to grant him this rare status.

Nonetheless, scouts are still raving over the prospect of possibly drafting McFarland, a center from Richmond Hill, Ontario. With the Toronto Jr. Canadiens in 2007-08, he dominated the league, scoring 96 goals and 69 assists for 165 points in just 49 games. His incredible talent made the Sudbury Wolves pick him with the first pick in the 2008 OHL Priority Selection.

Not only that, but in his first month of Major Junior hockey, he won the Rookie of the Month award. He scored 52 points in 58 games in his rookie season, then repeated a 50-point performance this season, scoring 50 points in 64 games.

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