McDermott has size, is an excellent skater, is a pure athlete, and makes plays. At 6'2', 178 lbs., he will fill out more before the fall of '16 and will keep getting better. A good playmaker to go along with his skating, he is a power forward with finesse and has a lot of upside. More than willing to set up his teammates for scoring chances, he uses his size and reach to disrupt defensemen on the forecheck and create scoring chances at the other end.
97 F John McDermott – Westminster School; Height: 6’2, Weight: 178A number of scouts and coaches see the athletic, strong skating sophomore as a big time player in the making. Tough to contain as one of the younger players in prep school, McDermott’s skating ability and knack at keeping the puck on his stick make him a possession-driving forward who could be looked at to produce offensively at the D1 level as well.