John McFarland (ice hockey)
April 2, 1992 |
Richmond Hill, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)|
|NHL team (P)
San Antonio Rampage (AHL)
|NHL Draft||33rd overall, 2010
John McFarland (born April 2, 1992) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who is currently playing with the San Antonio Rampage in the American Hockey League (AHL). He was taken first overall in the 2008 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection. He was selected by the Florida Panthers in the 2nd round (33rd overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
In 2007, McFarland was turned down in his request to play in the OHL because of a Hockey Canada provision. Instead McFarland played the 2007–08 season with the Toronto Jr. Canadiens, where he accumulated 165 points, with 96 goals, and 69 assists. McFarland was named the tournament's most valuable player at the 2008 OHL Showcase tournament, where he captained the Jr. Canadiens to an OHL Cup win.
The Sudbury Wolves drafted McFarland first overall in the 2008 OHL Priority Selection. McFarland was the winner of the Jack Ferguson Award, which the OHL presents annually to the player picked first overall in the OHL Priority Selection. He then signed with the Wolves in August 2008. McFarland played his first OHL game on September 19, 2008. McFarland scored his first goal in the OHL on October 17, 2008 against goaltender Trevor Cann from the Peterborough Petes in a 5–4 win. He then went on to win the OHL Rookie of the Month for October 2008, finishing the month with 5 goals and 6 assists for 11 points in 12 games.
On December 9, 2010, Sudbury traded McFarland (along with defenseman Ben Chiarot and a third-round pick in 2011) to the Saginaw Spirit in exchange for Michael Sgarbossa, Alex Racino, Frank Schumacher and a fourth-round pick.
|Competitor for Canada|
|Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament|
|World U-17 Hockey Challenge|
|Gold||2009 British Columbia|
During his rookie season in the OHL, McFarland competed for Team Ontario in the 2009 World U-17 Hockey Challenge on Vancouver Island where his Team Canada won the gold medal. He was the tournament scoring leader, with a total of 12 points, and was also on the tournament all-star team.
|2007–08||Toronto Jr. Canadiens||GTHL||49||96||69||165||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||43||5||9||14||10||—||—||—||—||—|
Major junior awards
- "McFarland to go No. 1 in OHL draft". The Hockey News. Transcontinental. 2008-03-18. Retrieved 2009-02-07.
- "Sudbury Takes McFarland First In The OHL Draft". The Sports Network (CTVglobemedia). 2008-05-03. Retrieved 2009-02-07.
- "John McFarland". Ontario Hockey League. 2008-11-03. Retrieved 2009-02-07.[dead link]
- "McFarland commits to Wolves". Canadian Hockey League. 2008-08-26. Retrieved 2009-02-07.[dead link]
- "John McFarland". Ontario Hockey League. Retrieved 2009-02-07.
- Saginaw Spirit Hockey Club
- The Sports Network - Minor League Hockey
- "Ontario Wins Second Consecutive U17 Gold Medal". Hockey Canada. Retrieved 2009-02-07.
- Hockey on the wire