NHL Central Scouting Final Ranking: 27
RYAN O’ROURKE was the first member of #OHLHoundPower chosen in the 2020 NHL Draft presented by EA Sports NHL 21.
The Bomanville, ON product was taken today in the 2nd Round (39th overall) by the Minnesota Wild.
Originally selected in the 1st Round of the 2018 OHL Priority Selection, the Greyhounds Captain is coming off his second season with the OHL club in 2019-20.
In 54 games played, O’Rourke tallied 7 goals and 30 assists, good for 37 points.
O’Rourke completed last season as the youngest Captain in the CHL.
O’ROURKE QUICK HIGHLIGHT CLIP
• ‘Doesn’t matter’ when O’Rourke is drafted (Sault Star)
• Interest in Greyhound players up as NHL Draft approaches (Sootoday.com)
• 2020 Draft Profile: With ‘real mature game,’ defenseman Ryan O’Rourke shouldn’t be overlooked (Yahoo Sports)
• Ryan O’Rourke – 2020 Draft Prospect Profile (The Hockey Writers)
• Former teammates Perfetti, O’Rourke and Tullio preparing for NHL Draft (Ontario Hockey League)
• 2020 Draft: O’Rourke makes mark as ‘born leader,’ solid defenseman (NHL.com)
• VIDEO; 2020 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Ryan O’Rourke – Soo Greyhounds (Ontario Hockey League)
2019/20 (7G,30A,37PTS in 54GP); Skated in his 100th career regular season game played on January 31 @ KGN … Ranked 32nd in NHL Central Scouting MidTerm Rankings for North American Skaters … … Named Captain of Hounds on Nov. 4/19 … Participated in Game 3 of the CIBC Canada-Russia Series … Listed on NHL Central Scouting ‘Players to Watch’ list in October … 2018-19 (8G,14A,22PTS,62GP); Participated at the 2019 Hlinka Gretzky Cup (U18) while capturing silver medal … Invited to Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team Selection Camp … Named to OHL’s Second All-Rookie Team (18-19) … Recipient of the team’s Rookie of the Year Award at their 2018-19 awards banquet …Member of Team Canada Black at 2018 World Under 17 Hockey Challenge where he led the team with 6G, 3A in 5GP. Was later named defenceman tournament All-Star … Scored his 1st-career goal in his regular season debut Sept. 19/18 @SAG … PAST; Originally selected in the 1st Round of the 2018 OHL Priority Selection … Played the 2017-18 season with the Vaughan Kings Minor Midget recording 12G, 32A, 44PTS in 55GP