mcfarland

 

John McFarland, LW/RW

Shoots: R

Height: 6-0

Weight: 192

Born: 1992-04-02

Hometown: Richmond Hill, ON

Drafted: 2010 by Florida Panthers, 33rd Overall

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

February 2014 - Certainly not living up to expectations as an early second round pick but remember he is still just 21. Started the year in the ECHL again and put up just 13 points in 20 games. Has stuck with the Rampage (AHL) since December but has just 11 points in 25 games to show for it, including just three in nine games this month. Nathan Kanter

 

March 2013 - Spent much of the season in the ECHL thanks to the lockout and responded exactly how we would like him to respond - with 25 points in 23 games. Now back in the AHL, McFarland is gaining experience on a depth line. He is several years away, thanks to Florida's incredible depth up front. Dobber

 

March 2012 – Over a year before the 2010 draft, John McFarland was considered one of the biggest talents to be had, however his stock dropped tremendously eventually leading him to be picked early in the second round. McFarland is a talented skater with a quick shot, yet he never has been able to live up to the lofty expectations he once had. Prior to the 2010 draft McFarland was compared to Brenden Morrow by the Director of NHL Central Scouting but now that comparison seems far too optimistic. After four seasons with three teams in the OHL, McFarland has not shown significant improvement and has been surpassed on the Florida depth chart by several prospects. Thomas Wall

 

Fantasy Outlook: C

 

McFarland is now behind Huberdeau, Bjugstad, Howden, and Shore among Florida’s top prospects. McFarland must work to improve his offensive game if he is to play in the NHL.

 

Footage:

 

McFarland shows off his quick and accurate shot here:

 

 

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