Jamie McGinn

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Jamie McGinn
Jamie McGinn Avalanche.jpg
Born (1988-08-05) August 5, 1988 (age 25)
Fergus, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Colorado Avalanche
San Jose Sharks
NHL Draft 36th Overall, 2006
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 2007–present

James Robert McGinn IV (born August 5, 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

McGinn played four seasons of junior hockey for the Ottawa 67's of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). His best season was the 2006–07 season, in which he tallied 46 goals and 89 points. He led the team in scoring that season.

In the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, McGinn was drafted in the second round, 36th overall, by the San Jose Sharks. After his 2006–07 OHL season, McGinn was signed to an entry-level deal by the Sharks. He appeared in four regular season games and six playoff games for their American Hockey League affiliate, the Worcester Sharks.

McGinn made his National Hockey League (NHL) debut on October 28, 2008, against the Pittsburgh Penguins. He scored his first NHL goal on October 30, 2008 against the Detroit Red Wings in only his second career NHL game.[1]

McGinn suffers from a genetic back problem [2] that plagued him extensively during his pre-pro career. Cortisone, rehab, and major surgery in the summer of 2008 helped alleviate the pain, though the lingering effects still plague Mcginn, especially due to his high-pace playing style.

On June 30, 2011, McGinn re-signed to a one-year, $680,000 contract with the Sharks. In the 2011–12 season, McGinn enjoyed a breakout season scoring 24 points as a left winger and a center, appearing in every contest with the Sharks before he was traded at the trade deadline on February 27, 2012, to the Colorado Avalanche, along with prospects Mike Connolly and Michael Sgarbossa in exchange for Daniel Winnik, T.J. Galiardi and a seventh round selection.[3]

As a restricted free agent, McGinn filed for arbitration in the summer of 2012, but on July 13 McGinn signed a 2-year, $3.5 million contract with the Avalanche.[4]

Family[edit]

His younger brothers, Tye (born 1990) and Brock (born 1994) are also elite level hockey players. Tye was selected 119th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft and is currently playing professionally in the NHL with the Flyers;[5] and Brock was selected 47th overall by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and is currently playing with the Guelph Storm in the Ontario Hockey League.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

McGinn with the San Jose Sharks in 2009.
Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Ottawa 67's OHL 59 10 12 22 35 18 4 7 11 0
2005–06 Ottawa 67's OHL 65 26 31 57 113 6 2 2 4 4
2006–07 Ottawa 67's OHL 68 46 43 89 49 5 5 1 6 2
2006–07 Worcester Sharks AHL 4 1 1 2 4 6 0 0 0 8
2007–08 Ottawa 67's OHL 51 29 29 58 54 4 2 2 4 4
2007–08 Worcester Sharks AHL 8 0 2 2 0
2008–09 Worcester Sharks AHL 47 19 11 30 52 6 4 0 0 19
2008–09 San Jose Sharks NHL 35 4 2 6 2
2009–10 San Jose Sharks NHL 59 10 3 13 38 15 0 0 0 8
2009–10 Worcester Sharks AHL 27 7 14 21 15
2010–11 San Jose Sharks NHL 49 1 5 6 33 7 0 1 1 30
2010–11 Worcester Sharks AHL 30 9 11 20 27
2011–12 San Jose Sharks NHL 61 12 12 24 26
2011–12 Colorado Avalanche NHL 17 8 5 13 11
2012–13 Colorado Avalanche NHL 47 11 11 22 26
NHL totals 268 46 38 84 136 22 0 1 1 38

References[edit]

  1. ^ "McLellan tops former club as Sharks down Red Wings". TSN. October 31, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-31. 
  2. ^ "McGinn Not Slowing in Calder Cup Pursuit". NHL.com. May 4, 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-31. 
  3. ^ "Avalanche acquire McGinn as well as prospects Connolly and Sgarbossa". Denver Post. 2012-02-27. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  4. ^ "Avalanche signs Jamie McGinn to a two-year, $3.5 million deal". Denver Post. 2012-07-13. Retrieved 2012-07-23. 
  5. ^ "Tye McGinn player profile". Eliteprospects.com. 2010-10-01. Retrieved 2010-10-01. 
  6. ^ "Brock McGinn player profile". Eliteprospects.com. 2010-10-01. Retrieved 2010-10-01. 

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