|Written by Matthew Bugg|
December 2012 - Mark McNeil was one of 21 forwards invited to take part in Canada's National Junior Selection camp for the 2013 World Junior Championships in Ufa, Russia. McNeil will be competing for one of the bottom line forward positions at camp and will need a very good showing to make the final roster. Brendan Ross
April 2012 – McNeill saw a surprising dip in his statistics this year. He totaled 71 points in 69 games, a drop from the 81 he had in his draft year. McNeill was still a force to be reckoned with and was one of the few bright spots on the Prince Albert Raiders. He was responsible in his own zone and dangerous offensively. He is probably mature enough to make the jump to the NHL next year, but it will come down to numbers. If he doesn’t make the cut, he will tear the league apart and be a huge part of Team Canada’s World Junior Championship squad. - Zenon Herasymiuk
December, 2011 – Revving to prove a belonged on Team Canada, 6’2 center Mark McNeill had been in the midst of the hot streak to end all hot streaks. Racking up 21 points in 15 games prior to leaving for camp in Calgary, McNeill failed to make the grade competing against the best centers his age in Canada. A complete center who leverages strong vision and on-ice intelligence to play a mistake-free and sometimes dazzling game, McNeill is the best hope the Blackhawks have of finding a legitimate #2 center to fill the gap between Jonathan Toews and David Bolland. Matthew Bugg
Fantasy Outlook: A-
Decent upside, but it may be a bit of a wait.
McNeill’s compilation, pre-draft:
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|Last Updated on Thursday, 06 December 2012 09:00|