Mark McNeill Profile
Mark McNeillHt/Wt: 6' 2"/210 lbs
Team: Prince Albert (WHL)
Mark McNeill's Player ProfileMark McNeill possesses hockey sense and skill that cannot be taught. Both intelligent and creative, he stands head and shoulders above most of the Raiders forwards and won numerous accolades for his play as a 17-year old this past season with the Prince Albert Raiders of the WHL. McNeill makes plays out of almost nothing and sees the ice and developing play as well as anyone in the WHL.
He is at his most dangerous in close quarters to the opposing goaltender using his strength and quick hands to put points in the net. He does not look to always carry the puck himself but instead uses his on ice ability to see the play developing to see the best possible pass to move the puck quickly. He takes the team game to a higher level with the raiders, as the many Raiders Fan Zone polls can attest to. A strong physical and a strong skater definitely rates him high in the upcoming draft as a centre with size and skill, and most teams looking for that rare combination.
While his offensive abilities are exceptional, McNeill can also play both sides of the ice; he finishes his checks cleanly and is not a liability in his own zone as he receives significant time on the penalty kill and is used to set up the power-play. He relishes any role asked of him from winning many of the key face-offs or shutting down top lines of the opposition (a role put on him and his line mates recently VS Saskatoon in the 2011 WHL playoffs, which enabled the Raiders to take the series to 6 games instead of the 4 game sweep many were talking about.)
He is a Strong kid at 6’2” and 210 lbs he will definitely be able to take and give the physical play as he makes the move to the next level. Teams definitely should be taking a good look at this talented hockey player who will most likely have a long career at a high level of play.
Submitted by: Richard Kniel
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