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Roarke “Rory” Gilmour

 D

Upper Canada Cyclones

U15

AAA

5’9

150 lbs

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Serving as his team's captain, defenseman Rory Gilmour is one of, if not the top defender in the HEO. Though he is not the biggest, Gilmour is strong, a great skater, and constantly finds himself getting underestimated by his opponents, despite constantly matching up against and shutting down the top talent in the league. As previously stated, Gilmour is the captain of the Cyclones and has a natural leading ability, and being a rural boy, is very tough mentally. Gilmour has an edge, and is not a player that will back down for anyone. Gilmour already sports a dynamic shot which is on par with that of an OHLers, whether it be a wrister or a slapper, he packs a cannon of a shot. He is very physical, and is more than capable of lugging the puck  along, and is excellent with breaking the puck out. Gilmour is the quarterback for the power play, and is typically found as a top 3 HEO scorer. Along with everything, Gilmour is a defenseman that can eat minutes up, and is even capable of double shifting if he is so required. Gilmour is described as a game changing defender for his team, and with the 2022 OHL draft fast approaching, Gilmour could possibly start turning the heads of OHL scouts, as they hope for him to continue along with his success at a higher level. OHL wise, Gilmour could develop into a strong skating, two way defender that can carry the puck and match up well against the offensive talents of the league if all goes well. For now though, only time will tell, but Rory Gilmour is most certainly a defenseman that should be getting looks.

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