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Rutger
McGroarty

Rutger McGroarty is an underrated, highly competitive scorer. He has such a specific profile that many NHL teams will covet. He possesses elite offensive traits, including high-end scoring instincts that will translate well to the professional level, but it’s his physical gifts that will set him apart from other prospects. An extremely competitive player, he…

Date of Birth
March 30, 2004
Position
Center
Height
6'1"
Draft Year
2022
Place of Birth
Lincoln, NE  
Shoots
Left
Weight
200 lbs
Draft Result
1/14 (WPG)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Jun 10/22 McGroarty Rutger 23958 – USA U-18 vs. Cedar Rapids USHL by Douglas Larson View Report
Mar 1/22 McGroarty Rutger 23510 – Youngstown vs. USA U18 USHL by Josh Bell View Report
Jan 18/22 McGroarty Rutger 23236 – Team White vs. Team Blue AAPG by Shaun Richardson View Report
Dec 13/21 McGroarty Rutger 22919 – USA U18 vs. Boston University NTDP by Austin Broad View Report
Nov 4/21 McGroarty Rutger 22748 – USA U18 vs. Northern Michigan NCAA by Douglas Larson View Report
Oct 1/21 McGroarty Rutger 22531 – USA U18 vs. Sioux City USHL by Sebastian Death View Report
Sep 29/21 McGroarty Rutger 22524 – USA U18 vs Muskegon USHL by Curtis Schwartzkopf View Report
Jun 15/21 McGroarty Rutger 22270 – Muskegon vs. USA U18 USHL by Mat Sheridan View Report
Jun 13/21 McGroarty Rutger 22245 – Youngstown vs. USA U18 USHL by Austin Broad View Report
May 2/21 McGroarty Rutger 22048 – Finland vs. Team USA WJC-18 by Austin Broad View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2022-2023 Univ. of Michigan ncaa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021-2022 USNTDP Juniors ushl 25 15 18 33 1.32 24 26
2020-2021 USNTDP Juniors ushl 30 12 7 19 0.63 -7 22
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Rutger McGroarty is an underrated, highly competitive scorer. He has such a specific profile that many NHL teams will covet. He possesses elite offensive traits, including high-end scoring instincts that will translate well to the professional level, but it’s his physical gifts that will set him apart from other prospects. An extremely competitive player, he isn’t shy to engage in physical play and throw his body weight around at both ends of the ice. There are many solid attributes in his game, but his shooting ability is his bread and butter and is what will make him a nightmare to play against. He generates a ton of power off his quick release and unlike a lot of younger players, his accuracy is very well refined. While many will consider him a sniper, he is a capable facilitator who can spot passing lanes and take advantage when the defense gives him an opening. He’s a multi-dimensional player who poses a threat both off the rush and out of the cycle down low. If there are any weaknesses in his game, it has to be his overall skating ability. He has decent speed when he gets to reach his full execution, but has a choppy stride that doesn’t allow him to generate quick bursts of speed and push the pace as a puck-carrier. Normally bad skating would be a big red flag, but we know that it’s easier to improve than it once was and the other facets of his game easily outweighs any risk his skating ability poses. No doubt, NHL scouts value goal-scoring, leadership, and high-effort levels, and certainly he brings all of that to the table. McGroarty’s physical traits, hockey skills, and production are tough to ignore and he has the potential to be a top-six scoring forward for a decade-plus if he should hit his full potential.

– FCHockey’s 2022 NHL Draft Guide