Greg McKegg, C

Shoots: L

Height: 6-0

Weight: 191

Born: 1992-06-17

Hometown: St. Thomas, ON, Canada

Drafted: 2010 by Toronto Maple Leafs, 62nd Overall










June 2015 - McKegg was dealt to the Florida Panthers in exchange for NCAA scorer Zach Hyman. This move doesn't bode well for McKegg's future as he arrives in a system chalked full of talented forwards. He's likely destined for a minor league career. Brendan Ross


February 2015 – The 2014-15 season has been a step back for McKegg, after seeing and earning a top line spot. To be fair a couple injuries derailed early success similar to last season, but he has now been bumped from the top line by a trio of hot shot rookies and is now seeing time centering the likes of Matt Frattin, Brendan Leipsic and Josh Leivo which isn’t much of a step back from last season, but they are seeing less powerplay responsibilities. McKegg’s potential is unchanged, it’s just more of small setback which he will hopefully draw from as he tries to move back up the depth chart. With the deadline approaching and management stating that they have no interest in rushing the youngest players, McKegg is an option to see NHL ice on a lower line in limited action. Despite these setbacks he is on pace to better his shots on goal and has improved his defensive game and can be found on the penalty kill regularly, but is not a main option while short-handed. Jason Banks


January 2014 – For the past seven games (six since return from minor injury), McKegg has hit his top end stride. In these 7 games he has compiled 10 points, which has him popping production in the same breath as #4 and 5 on the AHL leading scorer chart. He is right where the Leafs need him to remain the rest of the regular and post season and he could find himself auditioning in the bottom pairings next season. You can find better prospects around the NHL but McKegg is one Toronto’s top three productive options in my opinion. Jason Banks


November 2013 – With the parent team suffering injury/suspension woes up the middle of the ice, Steve Spott has been forced to utilize McKegg as the top line center. After starting the season looking rather poor, in late October he started skating better and getting move involved in the game and with Trevor Smith recalled, McKegg has taken his game to another level driving the play with the puck and fore-checking extremely strongly. His production of 10 points in 18 games is similar to his pace to finish last season, but it is a bit inflated due to an excellent four point night against the underwhelming Charlotte Checkers. McKegg needs to continue to aggressively push play and round out his offensive game consistently. When he can be trusted to supply a consistent effort every night, he will see recalls from the Leafs when required. His growth is very much on par at the moment. Jason Banks


May 2013 – After a slow winter, McKegg’s season has really exploded since March. In his past 24 regular season appearances he has popped 14 points on the board (12 assists) and has really created a buzz on the ice with 33 shots. He has struck the scoreboard in both playoff games so far and has three points so far. His outlook for next season and beyond looks strong. Jason Banks


December 2012 – McKegg has had a slow adjustment from junior but is showing a really promising raw ability. He has used his frame rather effectively in creating scoring opportunities for his line-mates and at times shows he has professional offensive skills. McKegg will need a consistent top-six role to flourish and that opportunity should happen next season. Jason Banks


May 2012 - McKegg was traded to the Knights in January. On his new team with improved linemates, he exploded for 41 points in 30 games. He faltered in the playoffs, which is a little distressing. Will need seasoning for sure. Dobber


January 2012 – The former 2nd overall pick of the 2008 OHL Priority Draft, Greg McKegg was a highly touted prospect entering a draft with other players such as Tyler Seguin, Jeff Skinner, Cam Fowler, Erik Gudbranson and Ryan Spooner.  McKegg has shown to become a very effective junior hockey player scoring at a point-per-game pace.  The Toronto Maple Leafs received good value in McKegg with their third round selection.  McKegg projects to become a solid second or third line centre with good offensive skills and an even better work ethic.  The St. Thomas native has good character and shows up for every game often being the most noticeable player on the ice.  Toronto would be thrilled if McKegg could develop into a responsible centre with the ability to chip in 55-65 points in his prime. Brendan Ross


Fantasy Outlook: B+


McKegg is a complementary forward with good upside who should be able to contribute in multicat leagues. Toronto is showing more patience with their recent prospects but he is getting very close.




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