PHOTO: Jack Murray
PENTICTON, B.C. – NHL Central Scouting released their final rankings ahead of the 2020 NHL Draft which includes Penticton Vees forward Danny Weight listed at 142nd and incoming Vees forward Ryan McGuire, who sits at 105th among North American skaters.
Weight, 18, had a stellar season with the Vees, tying for the team lead in goals with 25 while registering 35 assists for 60 points and suited up in each of the team’s 58 regular season games. The 6’0”, 170-pound forward finished 10th in league scoring and led Penticton with 8 power play goals on the campaign.
The Lattingtown, New York native had a terrific playoff for the Vees, as well, scoring 4 goals and adding 4 assists for 8 points in Penticton’s five-game series victory over the West Kelowna Warriors in the opening round of postseason play. Weight will be heading to Boston College in the fall of 2020 to play with the Eagles.
Additionally, incoming Vees forward Ryan McGuire also cracked the NHL Central Scouting’s final rankings, placing 105th. The Colgate University commit comes in after completing his third season with Belmont Hill in United States High School Prep action, scoring 22 goals and 16 assists for 38 points in 30 games during the 2019/20 campaign.
The New Canaan, Connecticut native finished his tenure with Belmont Hill suiting up for 90 games with the program, adding 36 goals and 41 assists for 77 points in his time. The 6’2”, 185-pound forward has some Junior ‘A’ experience as well, getting into 8 games with the Madison Capitals of the United States Hockey League (USHL) split between two seasons and scored one goal in that span.