Jamie McGinn

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Jamie McGinn
Jamie McGinn - Colorado Avalanche.jpg
McGinn with the Colorado Avalanche in February 2014
Born (1988-08-05) August 5, 1988 (age 26)
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
Buffalo Sabres
San Jose Sharks
Colorado Avalanche
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 Buffalo Sabres 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 with the Colorado Avalanche in December 2013

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.[2] As a restricted free agent, McGinn filed for arbitration in the summer of 2012, but on July 13 McGinn signed a two-year, $3.5 million contract with the Avalanche.[3]

On June, 19, 2014, McGinn agreed to another two-year contract extension with the Avalanche.[4] McGinn would miss the Avalanche's entire training camp and pre-season for the 2014–15 season, due to his recurrent back injury. He was able to return to the team to begin the season, however after 19 games McGinn was ruled out for the remainder of the season to undergo back surgery after re-injuring his troublesome back in game against the New Jersey Devils on Novemeber 15, 2014.[5]

At the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, the Avalanche traded McGinn, alongside centrepiece Ryan O'Reilly, to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for Nikita Zadorov, forward Mikhail Grigorenko, prospect J.T. Compher, and the 31st pick in the draft on June 26, 2015.[6]

Personal life[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 San Jose Sharks;[7] and Brock was selected 47th overall by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and is currently playing with the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL.[8]

McGinn suffers from a genetic back problem [9] 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.

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
2013–14 Colorado Avalanche NHL 79 19 19 38 30 7 2 3 5 2
2014–15 Colorado Avalanche NHL 19 4 2 6 6
NHL totals 366 69 59 128 172 29 2 4 6 40

References[edit]

  1. ^ "McLellan tops former club as Sharks down Red Wings". TSN. October 31, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-31. 
  2. ^ "Avalanche acquire McGinn as well as prospects Connolly and Sgarbossa". Denver Post. 2012-02-27. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  3. ^ "Avalanche signs Jamie McGinn to a two-year, $3.5 million deal". Denver Post. 2012-07-13. Retrieved 2012-07-23. 
  4. ^ "Avalanche Signs Jamie McGinn". avalanche.nhl.com. Colorado Avalanche. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Jamie McGinn undergoes back surgery, likely will miss rest of season". Denver Post. 2014-12-11. Retrieved 2015-03-02. 
  6. ^ "Avalanche trade O'Reilly to Sabres". The Sports Network. 2015-06-26. Retrieved 2015-06-26. 
  7. ^ "Tye McGinn player profile". Eliteprospects.com. 2010-10-01. Retrieved 2010-10-01. 
  8. ^ "Brock McGinn player profile". Eliteprospects.com. 2010-10-01. Retrieved 2010-10-01. 
  9. ^ "McGinn Not Slowing in Calder Cup Pursuit". NHL.com. May 4, 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-31. 

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