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John McFarland
McFarland John IceHockey
Position Centre
Shoots Right
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
192 lb (87 kg)
OHL Team Saginaw Spirit
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born April 2 1992 (1992-04-02) (age 24),
Richmond Hill, ON
Pro Career TBA – present

John McFarland (born April 2, 1992, in Richmond Hill, Ontario), is a Canadian junior ice hockey player. He is currently playing with the Saginaw Spirit in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). He was taken first overall in the 2008 OHL Priority Selection.

Playing careerEdit

In 2007, McFarland was turned down in his request to play in the OHL because of a Hockey Canada provision.[1]

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 goalie 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 chosen 33rd overall by the Florida Panthers in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

International playEdit

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Canada Canada
Ice hockey
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament
Gold 2009 Slovakia

During his rookie season in the OHL, McFarland competed for Team Ontario in the 2009 World U-17 Hockey Challenge on Vancouver Island. He was the tournament scoring leader, with a total of 12 points, and was also on the tournament all-star team.[6]


Major junior awardsEdit

International awardsEdit

Career statisticsEdit

    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
OHL totals 122 41 61 102 106 10 4 3 7 4


  1. McFarland to go No. 1 in OHL draft. The Hockey News. Transcontinental (2008-03-18). Retrieved on 2009-02-07.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Sudbury Takes McFarland First In The OHL Draft", The Sports Network, CTVglobemedia, 2008-05-03. Retrieved on 2009-02-07. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 John McFarland. Ontario Hockey League (2008-11-03). Retrieved on 2009-02-07.
  4. "McFarland commits to Wolves", Canadian Hockey League, 2008-08-26. Retrieved on 2009-02-07. 
  5. John McFarland. Ontario Hockey League. Retrieved on 2009-02-07.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Ontario Wins Second Consecutive U17 Gold Medal. Hockey Canada. Retrieved on 2009-02-07.

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