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Jared McCann (born May 31, 1996) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL). 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. 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.

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
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 24th overall, 2014
Vancouver Canucks
Playing career 2015–present

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Playing careerEdit

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 CanucksEdit

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 PanthersEdit

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 PenguinsEdit

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]

International playEdit

On April 29, 2019, McCann was named to his first Team Canada roster for the 2019 IIHF World Championship held in Slovakia.[20]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

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
2018–19 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 32 11 6 17 13 4 0 1 1 0
NHL totals 244 38 50 88 97 4 0 1 1 0

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2013 Canada Ontario U17 6th 5 1 2 3 2
2013 Canada IH18   5 1 0 1 0
2014 Canada WJC18   7 1 2 3 6
Junior totals 17 3 4 7 8

Awards and honoursEdit

Awards Year
Ontario Hockey Federation ALLIANCE Player of the Year 2012 [21]
OHL Second All-Rookie Team 2012–13 [22]
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament Gold Medal with Team Canada 2013

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "OHL Draft 2012 Results and Commentary". TheHockeyWriters.com. July 6, 2012. Retrieved June 27, 2014.
  2. ^ "2014 NHL Draft Prospects Haydn Fleury and Jared McCann". HockeyProspect.com. March 14, 2014. Retrieved March 15, 2014.
  3. ^ "Connor McDavid is OHL rookie of the year". Ontario Hockey League. April 1, 2013. Retrieved June 27, 2014.
  4. ^ "Greyhound Jared McCann Headed to Slovakia". saultsports.com. July 19, 2013. Retrieved June 27, 2014.
  5. ^ "NHL draft tracker: Jared McCann, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds". Yahoo! Sports. September 1, 2013. Retrieved June 27, 2014.
  6. ^ "2014 NHL Draft: ISS Hockey's Top 15 players". hockeynow.ca. June 15, 2014. Retrieved June 27, 2014.
  7. ^ "Canucks sign center Jared McCann". Vancouver Canucks. July 24, 2014. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  8. ^ "Scouting the newbies". canucks.nhl.com. Retrieved October 7, 2015.
  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 January 2, 2015.
  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. May 25, 2016. Retrieved May 25, 2016.
  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. ^ "Hockey Canada names 22 players to 2019 IIHF World Championship roster". Hockey Canada. April 29, 2019. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
  21. ^ "2013 minor mideget players of the year". Ontario Hockey League. April 1, 2012. Retrieved June 27, 2014.
  22. ^ "OHL Awards announced". BayShoreBroadcasting.ca. April 25, 2013. Retrieved April 25, 2013.

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