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Evan McEneny Talk

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So the Canucks signed McEneny today as an undrafted free agent. Looks like he had 2 points in as many games last season before a knee injury took him out. Seems to be a Boom/Bust potential guy and I, for one, am very content with this signing!

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Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have signed defenceman Evan McEneny. In keeping with club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The 6’2”, 205 lbs. Hamilton, ON, native registered two assists, four penalty minutes and a plus-three rating in two games with the OHL Kitchener Rangers in 2011.12 before missing the remainder of the season due to injury.

Actual Hockey News: Canucks Sign Evan McEneny

jasonMask_tiny.jpg by Yankee Canuck on Sep 13, 2012 11:00 AM PDT in Prospects

are rushing towards getting pieces in place before Saturday. MG mentioned the big fish yesterday, but today brings news for the farm. Via TSN:

The
have signed Kitchener
defenceman Evan McEneny to an entry-level deal.

In keeping with club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The 6'2", 205 lbs. Hamilton, ON, native registered two assists, four penalty minutes and a plus-three rating in two games with the OHL Kitchener Rangers in 2011-12 before missing the remainder of the season due to injury.

McEneny was one of the prospects invited to the prospects camp in June. Here's a good scouting report on McEneny from February which, in part, mentions:

McEneny already has good size and bulk on his frame. He’s a naturally gifted offensive defenseman. He can make a very good first pass or skate out of danger and very adept at joining the rush. He has a good hockey IQ and plays both sides of the puck. He effectively uses his size in the physical department.

Should McEneny get drafted in June he’ll be a project and NHL teams will depend heavily on medical information on how he is recovering from his surgery. A team that has depth in prospects on the blue line however may be willing to take the chance. If I were running the draft for an NHL team with such depth, that’s certainly how I’d feel. A definite high risk – high reward type player.

Here's another profile that goes more in-depth on where he was in January when dealing with an ACL injury.

A high-risk / high-reward option offensive D man sounds like a decent signing to me, especially considering some OHL blogs mentioned nabbing him could be a steal. Clearly they liked what they saw of him in June.

Swing by his twitter account and say hello.

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You can never go wrong with a PPG d-man.

:)

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I'm not sure there's too much to discuss that hasn't already been said in the signing thread. There are no youtube videos of him or anything since he barely played last year, and the local bloggers have picked up any reviews of his abilities already.

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I'm not sure there's too much to discuss that hasn't already been said in the signing thread. There are no youtube videos of him or anything since he barely played last year, and the local bloggers have picked up any reviews of his abilities already.

I know that, just getting this started, hopefully one day it will be as long as some of our other Prospect Talk threads as McEneny develops further and gives us more to discuss.

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Found it funny that looking through his stats he hasn't scored a goal since before the 09/10 season.

His 4 points in 44 games 2 seasons ago shines a bit more light on his skill, but obviously a lot can change over the course of 2 years.

Probably be a depth D man or Wolves player down the line.

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Happy with the 'free' draft pick. Too bad about the name. Mick-EN-EN-Knee or is it Mick-EE-Ne-Knee or is it Mick-eh-KNEE-KNEE?

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You can never go wrong with a PPG d-man.

:)

Don't get too excited. That was based on two games. He has yet to score a goal in Major Junior hockey.

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Don't get too excited. That was based on two games. He has yet to score a goal in Major Junior hockey.

i think he was making a joke ;)

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I'm really interested on what he will be, looks like has good skill as a 17 year old.

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Edler Garrison

Connauton Tanev

McEneny LaBate

Wouldn't it be cool if all these unheralded picks/signing developed to solidify our D.

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Edler Garrison

Connauton Tanev

McEneny LaBate

Wouldn't it be cool if all these unheralded picks/signing developed to solidify our D.

LaBate is a center. Did you mean McNally?

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Happy with the 'free' draft pick. Too bad about the name. Mick-EN-EN-Knee or is it Mick-EE-Ne-Knee or is it Mick-eh-KNEE-KNEE?

Just reading that makes my head hurt, haha.

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I have been searching and searching... and I honestly cannot see why they were able to sign him... as he would've been eligible for the draft..............

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I have been searching and searching... and I honestly cannot see why they were able to sign him... as he would've been eligible for the draft..............

This was posted in the "signing" thread:

Found this explanation on the HF Boards as to why the Canucks were able to sign an 18 year old.

I guess it doesn't happen to often because teams don't find it worth it? If the player was worth it, chances are they would have been drafted. That being said, looks like a low-risk, high-reward situation. Nothing wrong with that.

I'd been confused as well thinking he'd have to go through at least one more draft, but this seems plausible.

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we invited him to camp, and then signed him. this is valid for any player who went through the draft at least once and remained undrafted. it rarely happens, because teams rarely "waste" a contract on a undrafted 18 year old, but this was clearly a special circumstance since the player in question sat out pretty much the full year due to injury.

worst case scenario? he doesn't pan out and is propped after his contract expires.

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