Jared McCann

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Jared McCann
Jared McCann 2019-02-16.jpg
McCann with the Penguins in 2019
Born (1996-05-31) May 31, 1996 (age 22)
Stratford, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 187 lb (85 kg; 13 st 5 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Pittsburgh Penguins
Vancouver Canucks
Florida Panthers
NHL Draft 24th overall, 2014
Vancouver Canucks
Playing career 2015–present

Jared McCann (born May 31, 1996) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL). McCann was traded from his original team, the Vancouver Canucks to the Florida Panthers in 2016. He was later traded to his current team, the Penguins, in 2019. McCann was selected by the Canucks in the first round (24th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, a pick acquired by Vancouver from the Anaheim Ducks in the 2014 Ryan Kesler trade.

Playing career[edit]

McCann was selected 4th overall in the 2012 OHL Priority Selection by the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.[1]

McCann during the 2014 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

Playing with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, McCann was recognized for his outstanding performance[2] during the 2012–13 season when he was named to the OHL Second All-Rookie Team.[3] McCann was also selected as a member of Team Ontario for the 2013 World U-17 Hockey Challenge. Following the 2012–13 season, McCann was named to Team Canada's National Men's Summer Under-18 team[4] and he competed at the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament to win the gold medal with Team Canada.[5]

McCann was a top 2014 NHL Entry Draft prospect.[6] After his selection by the Canucks he was later signed to a three-year entry-level contract on July 24, 2014.[7]

Vancouver Canucks[edit]

Following an impressive training camp, McCann was named to the Canucks' roster for the start of the 2015–16 season on October 5, 2015.[8] He made his NHL debut on October 7, 2015 against the Calgary Flames. The following game, on October 10, he scored his first NHL goal against Jonas Hiller of the Calgary Flames in a 3–2 OT loss. He scored the first goal of the night. Alternate captain Daniel Sedin called it "a world-class shot." [9][10] On November 1, 2015 the Canucks announced that McCann and fellow rookie Jake Virtanen would remain in the NHL beyond their 9-game tryout period.[11]

His first career assist came on a Jannik Hansen goal, on November 4, 2015, in a 3–2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.[12]

McCann during his rookie year with the Canucks in 2015

Florida Panthers[edit]

On May 25, 2016, the Canucks traded him with a second and a fourth round pick in 2016 NHL Entry Draft to the Florida Panthers in exchange for Erik Gudbranson and a 2016 fifth-round pick.[13]

McCann started the 2017–18 season with the Panthers with two goals and five points in his first seven games, playing in a bottom-six role.[14]

On October 25, 2017 McCann was placed on Injury Reserve due to a lower body injury he received in a game against the Washington Capitals, on October 21, in which he recorded his fifth point for the 2017–18 season.[15][16] McCann returned to action on November 4,[17] in a 5–4 loss to the New York Rangers.[18]

Pittsburgh Penguins[edit]

On February 1, 2019, McCann was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins along with Nick Bjugstad in exchange for Derick Brassard, Riley Sheahan, a second- and fourth-round pick in 2019 and Minnesota's fourth-round pick in 2019.[19]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2011–12 London Nationals GOJHL 4 1 0 1 2 4 2 1 3 0
2012–13 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 64 21 23 44 35 1 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 64 27 35 62 51 9 2 5 7 4
2014–15 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 56 34 47 81 27 14 6 10 16 12
2015–16 Vancouver Canucks NHL 69 9 9 18 32
2016–17 Florida Panthers NHL 29 1 6 7 4
2016–17 Springfield Thunderbirds AHL 42 11 14 25 55
2017–18 Florida Panthers NHL 68 9 19 28 30
2018–19 Florida Panthers NHL 46 8 10 18 18
NHL totals 212 27 44 71 84

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2013 Canada Ontario U17 6th 5 1 2 3 2
2013 Canada IH18 1st, gold medalist(s) 5 1 0 1 0
2014 Canada WJC18 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 7 1 2 3 6
Junior totals 17 3 4 7 8

Awards and honours[edit]

Awards Year
Ontario Hockey Federation ALLIANCE Player of the Year 2012 [20]
OHL Second All-Rookie Team 2012–13 [21]
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament Gold Medal with Team Canada 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ "OHL Draft 2012 Results and Commentary". TheHockeyWriters.com. 2012-07-06. Retrieved 2014-06-27.
  2. ^ "2014 NHL Draft Prospects Haydn Fleury and Jared McCann". HockeyProspect.com. 2014-03-14. Retrieved 2014-03-15.
  3. ^ "Connor McDavid is OHL rookie of the year". Ontario Hockey League. 2013-04-01. Retrieved 2014-06-27.
  4. ^ "Greyhound Jared McCann Headed to Slovakia". saultsports.com. 2013-07-19. Retrieved 2014-06-27.
  5. ^ "NHL draft tracker: Jared McCann, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds". Yahoo! Sports. 2013-09-01. Retrieved 2014-06-27.
  6. ^ "2014 NHL Draft: ISS Hockey's Top 15 players". hockeynow.ca. 2014-06-15. Retrieved 2014-06-27.
  7. ^ "Canucks sign center Jared McCann". Vancouver Canucks. 2014-07-24. Retrieved 2014-07-24.
  8. ^ "Scouting the newbies". canucks.nhl.com. Retrieved 2015-10-07.
  9. ^ "Gaudreau's OT goal gets Flames past Canucks". nhl.com. October 10, 2015. Retrieved October 10, 2015.
  10. ^ "Stratford's Jared McCann scored his first NHL goal Saturday night against the Calgary Flames". Stratford Beacon Herald.com. October 11, 2015.
  11. ^ "Kuzma: McCann, Virtanen get grilled — but make Canucks". www.theprovince.com. Retrieved 2015-01-02.
  12. ^ "Penguins make it five straight, edge Canucks". nhl.com. November 4, 2015. Retrieved November 4, 2015.
  13. ^ "Florida Panthers acquire Jared McCann and picks from Vancouver". Florida Panthers. 2016-05-25. Retrieved 2016-05-25.
  14. ^ "How do you do, Jared McCann?". SBNation. November 1, 2017.
  15. ^ "Panthers' Jared McCann: Moves to IR". CBSSports. October 26, 2017.
  16. ^ "Panthers' Jared McCann: Day-to-day with lower-body injury". CBSSports. October 22, 2017.
  17. ^ DeFranks, Matthew (November 3, 2017). "Panthers hope to add three injured forwards back to lineup for game against Rangers". Sun Sentinel. Coral Springs. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  18. ^ "New York Rangers v Panthers recap box score". nhl.com.
  19. ^ "Brassard, Sheahan traded to Panthers by Penguins". National Hockey League. February 1, 2019. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  20. ^ "2013 minor mideget players of the year". Ontario Hockey League. 2012-04-01. Retrieved 2014-06-27.
  21. ^ "OHL Awards announced". BayShoreBroadcasting.ca. 2013-04-25. Retrieved 2013-04-25.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Jake Virtanen
Vancouver Canucks first round draft pick
2014
Succeeded by
Brock Boeser