McRae

Philip McRae, C

Shoots: L

Height: 6-3

Weight: 200

Born: 1990-03-15

Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Drafted: 2008 by St. Louis, 33rd overall

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

July 2013 - McRae has signed with Tappara Tampere of the Finnish Elite League for the 2013-14 season. The Blues gave him a qualifying offer so they retain his NHL rights.

 

June 2013 – McRae's 2012-13 season was a step backwards. He finished with a disappointing 18 points and minus-11 rating in 45 games for Peoria in the AHL. His long-term outlook has not changed much though. He still needs some seasoning at the minor pro level and if he makes it to the NHL it will probably be in a depth role for a few years. He is a restricted free agent this summer but with a lack of organizational depth beyond their top prospects do not be surprised to see him re-signed by the Blues. Eric Daoust

 

 

June, 2012 – Philip McRae is a good power forward prospect who has the skill set and intangibles of a future NHL player.  How good he is in fantasy hockey, and how long it takes for him to post good statistics, remains to be seen.  McRae had a decent AHL season with 39 points in 71 games in Peoria, however it was not enough to gain further NHL experience in St. Louis after a 15-game call-up in 2010-11.  He is a candidate to make it on the Blues’ roster in the fall, but the arrival of Vladimir Tarasenko will hurt those odds.  Look for McRae to split time between the AHL and NHL next season, followed by a slow rise in the depth chart after a few seasons playing in the bottom six.

 

Fantasy Outlook: C

McRae has upside, but is several years away from making an impact.  He is a pretty safe bet to make it as a depth forward in the NHL.

 

 

Footage:

McRae shows some roto league potential with a decent effort in a fight:

 

 

 

Fantasy Prospects Report Notes (Any FPR's released in the last 18 months will not be listed here):


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