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Riley
Kidney

Kidney’s on-ice vision and information processing are what sets him apart from other players and, when at his best, he is able to use those abilities to influence his play. He’s able to absorb pressure and maintain puck control. Because of his above-average puck skills in combination with his high-end vision, he’s strong in transition,…

Date of Birth
March 25, 2003
Position
Center
Height
5'11"
Draft Year
2021
Place of Birth
Halifax, NS  
Shoots
Left
Weight
168 lbs
Draft Result
2/63 (MTL)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
May 23/21 Kidney Riley 22134 – Acadie-Bathurst vs. Charlottetown QMJHL by Shaun Richardson View Report
Apr 2/21 Kidney Riley 21883 – Acadie-Bathurst vs. Saint John QMJHL by Shaun Richardson View Report
Jan 19/21 Kidney Riley 21587 – Acadie-Bathurst vs. Cape Breton QMJHL by Théo Lambert View Report
Nov 2/20 Kidney Riley 21210 – Acadie-Bathurst vs. Moncton QMJHL by Josh Bell View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2020-2021 Acadie-Bathurst Titan qmjhl 15 5 8 13 0.87 4 2
2019-2020 Acadie-Bathurst Titan qmjhl 59 5 28 33 0.56 -17 26
July 25, 2021
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July 24, 2021
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July 23, 2021
FCHockey releases 2021 NHL Draft Guide
July 23, 2021
2021 NHL Draft – FCHockey’s Draft Directory
July 22, 2021
FCHockey’s FULL Seven-Round Staff Mock
July 7, 2021
FCHockey releases Final ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
May 27, 2021
Holmes’ 10 Takes: McTavish, Kidney, Fantilli & More
May 24, 2021
Notebook: Doan, Forsell, Huuhtanen & More
May 6, 2021
Top-10 prospects of the month – April 2021
April 23, 2021
FC releases Spring ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
March 25, 2021
Scout Survey: Scouting in an uncertain year
February 10, 2021
FCHockey releases Winter Ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
December 4, 2020
FCHockey releases Preliminary ranking for 2021 NHL Draft

Kidney’s on-ice vision and information processing are what sets him apart from other players and, when at his best, he is able to use those abilities to influence his play. He’s able to absorb pressure and maintain puck control. Because of his above-average puck skills in combination with his high-end vision, he’s strong in transition, showing the ability to complete controlled zone exits and zone entries. He has a distinctly upright skating posture and is not the fastest player on the ice. But he’s able to vary his speed, manipulate defender’s gaps and use quick and sudden bursts when attacking. He’s very shifty and deceptive while taking pucks through the neutral zone and once across the offensive blue line he can draw defenders toward him, identifying openings and playing the role of set-up man. Kidney can tend to look for a play that doesn’t materialize, ending up running himself out of space and being squeezed off the puck along the boards. He can also look to pass more often than shoot. If he can increase his shooting frequency, the dual-threat will open up more passing options. Kidney’s best asset is his ability to process information and create offensive plays but it can be apparent that a lack of speed and physical presence affects his ability to successfully complete those plays. At this point in his development, he finds himself chasing the play a bit which greatly reduces his puck touches and limits the overall impact he can have. Kidney can find himself being knocked off the puck or squeezed out of space due to his stature and lack of strength. Nonetheless, Kidney’s anticipation skills, vision and composure with the puck allow him to see offensive possibilities even if he is currently not able to fully exploit those chances. In the defensive zone, Kidney has some inconsistencies. At times, he is less engaged and seems late to challenge opponents while at other times he was able to disrupt scoring chances, gain puck control, and initiate zone exits. What he is able to do consistently was be effective in the faceoff circle. Kidney has real potential and a good base of skills and tactics on which to build. His skating may presently lack some acceleration and speed but his edgework gives him excellent agility and allows him to glide and maintain maneuverability.

– FCHockey’s 2021 NHL Draft Guide