John McFarland (ice hockey)

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John McFarland
McFarland John IceHockey.jpg
Born (1992-04-02) April 2, 1992 (age 22)
Richmond Hill, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Florida Panthers
San Antonio Rampage (AHL)
NHL Draft 33rd overall, 2010
Florida Panthers
Playing career 2012–present

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.

Playing career[edit]

In 2007, McFarland was turned down in his request to play in the OHL because of a Hockey Canada provision.[1] Instead McFarland played the 2007–08 season with the Toronto Jr. Canadiens, where he accumulated 165 points, with 96 goals, and 69 assists.[2] 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.[3]

The Sudbury Wolves drafted McFarland first overall in the 2008 OHL Priority Selection.[2] 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.[3] He then signed with the Wolves in August 2008.[4] 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.[5] 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.[3]

He was drafted by the Florida Panthers 33rd Overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

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.[6][7]

International play[edit]

Medal record
Competitor for Canada Canada
Ice hockey
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament
Gold 2009 Slovakia
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.[8] He was the tournament scoring leader, with a total of 12 points, and was also on the tournament all-star team.[9]

McFarland was named as Captain when he played for Team Canada at the 2009 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament[10]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 Toronto Jr. Canadiens GTHL 49 96 69 165
2008–09 Sudbury Wolves OHL 58 21 31 52 36 6 1 3 4 2
2009–10 Sudbury Wolves OHL 64 20 30 50 70 4 3 0 3 2
2010–11 Sudbury Wolves OHL 12 6 4 10 13
2010–11 Saginaw Spirit OHL 37 19 9 28 33 12 5 4 9 6
2011–12 Saginaw Spirit OHL 36 20 21 41 18
2011–12 Ottawa 67's OHL 13 4 5 9 10
2012–13 San Antonio Rampage AHL 43 5 9 14 10
2012–13 Cincinnati Cyclones ECHL 23 12 13 25 12 12 4 5 9 6
AHL totals 43 5 9 14 10

Awards[edit]

Major junior awards[edit]

International awards[edit]

References[edit]

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