MacInnis lands in Kitchener

Aaron Vickers2014 Draft Center

Ryan MacInnis has signed an Ontario Hockey League agreement with the Kitchener Rangers.

Ryan, the son of former longtime Calgary Flames and St. Louis Blues defenseman Al MacInnis, opted to leave the National Team Development Program to join the Rangers, with whom his father played major junior.

“I am really looking forward to the opportunity to play in Kitchener,” MacInnis said in a release. “Joining the Rangers allows me to take the next step in both my on-ice development and my education.

“At this time, I feel this is the best option for me both as a player and as an individual, and I am excited for the season ahead.”

MacInnis is 42nd in Future Considerations’ preliminary ranking for the 2014 NHL Draft and had 15 goals and 25 points in 52 games with the NTDP’s U17 squad. In seven games with the U18 club, the St. Louis, MO product had two points.

Former Ohio State recruit Nick Magyar also signed with Kitchener earlier in the summer. The Rangers have previously signed Americans Justin Bailey and John Gibson in previous years.

The Rangers had selected MacInnis in the third round of the 2012 OHL Priority Selection.