Draft Prospect - 2014
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Roland McKeown
North American Skater
Kingston, OHL
Final Rank:  27 Midterm Rank:  15
Position:  Defenceman Shoots:  Right
Height:  6' 0" Weight:  195
Born:  20 January 1996 Hometown:  Listowel, Ont.
Birthplace:  Listowel, ON, CAN
Drafted:  LAK (2nd Round / 50th Overall)
• McKeown finished the 2013-14 season with 43 points (11-32—43) in 62 games and a team-high plus-38 rating for Kingston of the Ontario Hockey League.

• He is a two-time gold medalist internationally, winning with Team Canada at the 2013 Under-18 World Championship and the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial.

• McKeown was the captain of the Toronto Marlboros Minor Midget AAA team in 2011-12 that featured Sam Bennett (No. 1-ranked North American skater), Joshua Ho-Sang (No. 22-ranked North American skater) and Connor McDavid (draft eligible in 2015). He registered 35 points in 28 games for the Marlboros, who fell to the Mississauga Rebels in the 2012 OHL Cup championship game.

• An OHL All-Rookie First Team selection in 2012-13, McKeown led all first year blueliners with 29 points (7-22—29) in 61 games.

• He trains in the off-season under the guidance of former player Gary Roberts, who also works with NHL players including Steven Stamkos (Tampa Bay Lightning), Jeff Skinner (Carolina Hurricanes) and James Neal (Pittsburgh Penguins).

NEWS

KINGSTON’S MCKEOWN FLASHING FIRST-ROUND POTENTIAL (click here)

FAVORITES


NHL team: Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL player: Ryan O’Reilly
Shootout move: “Slapshot”
Goal celebration: “Fist pump”
Video game: NHL 14
Movie: Wolf of Wall Street
TV show: Suits
Actor: Megan Markle
Music group: Coldplay
Website: OHL.com
Sport (other than hockey): Baseball
Athlete (non-hockey): Tom Brady
Most played song: ‘Sweater Weather’ by The Neighbourhood

 Statistics
Season
Team
League
GP
G
A
P
PIM
2012-2013
CAN (2013 IIHF U18 World Championship)
ITLTOUR
7
0
1
1
0
2012-2013
KINGSTON
OHL
61
7
22
29
33
2012-2013
ONTARIO (2013 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge)
NATOUR
5
0
3
3
6
2013-2014
CAN U18 (Ivan Hlinka Memorial 2013)
ITLTOUR
5
0
1
1
6
2013-2014
KINGSTON
OHL
62
11
32
43
61