Flyers Pick Ronnie Attard at 72

The Flyers picked another defender at 72, this time taking overager Ronnie Attard from the USHL.

Ronnie Attard
Defense
Born Mar 20 1999  -- White Lake, MI 
Height 6.03 -- Weight 208 -- Shoots R


                                            --- Regular Season ---  ---- Playoffs ----
Season   Team                        Lge    GP    G    A  Pts  PIM  GP   G   A Pts PIM
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2016-17  Tri-City Storm              USHL   46    3    2    5   27  --  --  --  --  --
2017-18  Tri-City Storm              USHL   50    8    7   15  126   2   0   0   0   6
2018-19  Tri-City Storm              USHL   48   30   35   65   66   6   0   1   1   8
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Stats via HockeyDB

 

Attard is a big defender who blends physicality with a big shot. He’s committed to Western Michigan University and will likely need 3 years there and a year in the AHL before he’s NHL ready.

Attard is known for holding the line well and using his size effectively in the USHL.

The below quote from EliteProspects scouting report does the best job explaining him:

“He plays a hyper-aggressive rover type game that carries him all over the ice. Very rarely does he back off the line defensively, Hockeyprospect.com 2019″

Assuming he can skate well enough to play in the NHL and keep the scoring talent as he ascends levels, Attard seems to project like Dustin Byfuglien in a best case dream scenario.

 

 

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