Jared McCann Draft Profile

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Jared McCann is one of the top two-way players available in the draft this year. How high he goes will depend on how much potential you think he has at the next level. There are definitely components to his game that point to a player with the potential to produce offensively at the NHL level. Firstly, he’s a terrific skater who is both explosive to holes and has a great top-end speed. He can also carry and receive passes at top speed and can be a dangerous player in transition. Secondly, his shot and release are top notch. He’s terrific in the slot and has no trouble playing through traffic. McCann is also a terrific player away from the puck, is great in puck retrieval, and plays with a high energy level. He can play a physical game at times, but it’s not a consistent part of his game at this point. I can see the other side of the argument, though, about a perceived lack of potential. There are times when the play dies on his stick in the offensive end because he over handles the puck or tries to force a pass. He also has trouble slowing the game down sometimes and can play with tunnel vision, skating with his head down coming across the blue line with speed. McCann’s production this season was definitely impressive, though, considering the Soo’s balanced attack. I think that he’ll become a more consistent offensive threat as he matures. He’s a safe bet to play in the NHL, even if you aren’t convinced he has top 6 potential.
– Brock Otten, OHL Prospects

Jared McCann Highlights

Jared McCann Stats

 GPGAPtsPPGPIM+/- Playoff GPGAPtsPPGPIM+/-
AHMMPL:323326591.84220|141211231.6440
AHMPL:1112200|
GOJHL:41010.2520|42130.7500
Hlinka Memorial:51010.200|
Midget:6761701311.9632141|
OHL:12848581060.83863|102570.74-1
OHL Cup:528102180|
WHC-17:51230.620|
WJC-18:71230.4362|
  • Great Dane

    We need players with talent and hockey IQ, somethings you can’t teach.
    Big, strong and energetic is not good enough.

  • Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs

    Great Dane 
    Hi GD. Are you the same GD as in the ESPN fantasy league? I cannot assume these things as some fantasy players have actually stolen other MLHS members names.

  • Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs

    CanuckUKinToronto Great Dane 
    My opinion is we have two huge needs. Stay at home d-men with atleast 7 years NHL experience atleast 2 of them one with Gardiner the other with Rielly.
    The other need is quality skilled forwards. After Kessel we are ranking Kadri Lupul and JVR as those guys. Now I love JVRs grit getting in the way of the goal tender but NON of those three could walk into a contenders top six NONE. As it goes skill and keeping the puck passed swiftly in their zone then we are seriously lacking.

  • joelisaac323

    LeafsNews nooooooooo! Please no! Leafs already used a 1st rd draft pick on a 2 way center last year.

  • Great Dane

    Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs Great Dane Yes I am – got a trade proposal from right

  • Great Dane

    CanuckUKinToronto Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs Great Dane  You are spot CUKinT.

    We need top end skill for the forward lines – beyond Kessel and JVR there is very little.

    Center is the absolute weak point. Maybe and it is borderline maybe Kadri is good enough for to be a second line center.

    Kadri, Bolland and Bozak are not a winning formula. Max one of those three would be on a contending team

  • Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs

    Great Dane Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs 
    Yeah we have been chatting on the odd occasion and I remember trying to get Khudobin off of you. Thinking just like you hes calder eligible – but he isnt?
    To be Calder eligible you have to be 26 or younger prior to the season starting. He was 27, 28 now.
    I could swear he was younger – have they just found his russian passport or was it a fake – lol.

  • Komas Taberle

    Great Dane CanuckUKinToronto Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs
    Yes as a 3rd liner they would be.

  • Great Dane

    Komas Taberle Great Dane CanuckUKinToronto Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs yep

  • Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs

    Komas Taberle 
    I wouldnt totally be against the idea of going forward with all 3 players as a wholesale change would no doubt just make us a team of individuals untill they learned to play with each other.
    I would certainly add skill, size, and face off ability at 1C. I could see Bolland and Bozak taking turns manning the 2nd or 3rd. Given both the position they are best suited to but also giving them opertunities to score. Kadri though has to go on the wing. I just hate him as a center and if hes not prepared to play on the wing then sell him on.

  • Burtonboy

    This kid has something very high on my bucket list when evaluating any player . Speed,speed and more speed. All depends who is available when we pick whether I would take McCann but that’s a big plus in his favor.

  • Mind Bomb

    Good morning folks, Happy Friday everyone :)

  • Burtonboy

    Mind Bomb Poets MB

  • Mind Bomb

    Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs CanuckUKinToronto Great Dane

    Morning Zeus, depends on what you consider a Contender

    The final 4 teams this year JVR would make 3 of the Top lines , MTL Rangers and LA, LA has Center depth yes but

  • Mind Bomb

    Great Dane CanuckUKinToronto Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs Behind Toes you have squat, MTL does it with Less, and So do the Rangers :))))

  • Burtonboy

    Leafs dodged a bullet not getting Thomas ” Vanish ” at the deadline.

  • Mind Bomb

    Burtonboy Oh no shit and Bufflalo got that haul for him, I am Jealous of Buffallo this morning lol 

    Yikes!

  • maple1967leafs

    I had my eye on McCann when we were looking at picking in the second half of round one,But 8th is a bit high for him,I’m with Shanny, lets take a forward with high end potential

  • Burtonboy

    Mind Bomb Burtonboy If Minny are smart they will think twice before signing this guy

  • Mind Bomb

    @Burtonboy @Mind Bomb Maybe Moulson is the one they should keep

  • MaxwellHowe

    meh.  I’m still with Fabbri

  • Burtonboy

    Mind Bomb I would take Moulson over Vanek but even Moulson has done SFA since he left the Island .

  • MaxwellHowe

    Burtonboy Mind Bomb  A testament to Tavares?

  • Burtonboy

    MaxwellHowe Burtonboy Mind Bomb Absolutely

  • TheCanucksnaphook

    Did somebody say Ritchie?

  • Burtonboy

    TheCanucksnaphook I’m hoping he’s available Phook

  • TheCanucksnaphook

    Burtonboy  You have always been one of the smart ones.

  • TheCanucksnaphook

    MaxwellHowe Fabbri…hahah.   I see nothing there.

  • darthNihilus

    This is a weak draft I don’t care what any MSM draft hypers say. Calling some of these prospects franchise players and other bullshit is sickening and sets these poor kids up to fail. No denying that some may become good NHL hockey players and that Ekblad may become a #1 D at some point-but people need to take a step back and realize we wont know a thing about these players for 3-4 years down the road. Tempered expectations are required.

  • darthNihilus

    TheCanucksnaphook He’s the one I like too but I anticipate him being gone at 3-6.

  • darthNihilus

    I’d love to know who the Leafs scouts have their eyes on

  • Mind Bomb

    TheCanucksnaphook Trade It !

  • traNsplantEdneWfie

    darthNihilus The proof of this will be if teams trade or not to move up.

  • Mind Bomb

    Burtonboy Mind Bomb Aye, But minny is so close, They lost to Chicago but it was not a Beating. It would be criminal for them not to make a move with that cap to put them over the top, But I agree it aint Vanek

  • Burtonboy

    Mind Bomb TheCanucksnaphook I think that’s a lot harder then many think MB . I don’t even buy into Tallon’s bullshit about trading the #1 overall frankly . Remember the same thing happened with Colorado last yr and what happened?  He’s trying to see if someone is foolish enough to badly overpay for it and throwing it out there as bait

  • darthNihilus

    ~Keon they probably ask him to bring her to every practice and event he participates in, lol

  • darthNihilus

    ~Keon in a bikini? 😉

  • maple1967leafs

    ~Keon And on draft day we will be saying goodbye to April  :(

  • 4evrblue

    ~Keon  I agree

  • Burtonboy

    maple1967leafs ~Keon Maybe not . Reimers options are getting fewer and fewer IMO .

  • Mind Bomb

    Burtonboy Mind Bomb TheCanucksnaphook Aye but there is still Edm and Calgary.

    And really I want an Age apropriate player for our core Someone that helps Kes JVR etc.

    MTL the Rangers, we slamed these guys  all year, saying we are better than them, yet one of them is going to the Finals, 

    Get proven help now, not an 18 year old that will help in 5 years !

  • Burtonboy

    Mind Bomb Burtonboy TheCanucksnaphook I highly doubt the Leafs trade the pick .

  • 4evrblue

    Burtonboy Mind Bomb TheCanucksnaphook  This draft has a different feel for me. I always call BS on the top teams trading their pick but this year just seems different. Maybe I’ve finally lost it. I should grab my fishing rod and some worms and head to the lake for the day.

  • Mind Bomb

    Burtonboy Mind Bomb TheCanucksnaphook I know, they love mediocrity :) 

    Same Coach, Same Roster, Same result next year, sigh

  • Mind Bomb

    4evrblue Burtonboy Mind Bomb TheCanucksnaphook Its a work day, dont get Cod :)

  • 4evrblue

    Mind Bomb 4evrblue Burtonboy TheCanucksnaphook  No work until monday! 😀

  • 4evrblue

    Ritchies would be a nice consolation prize but I still think Bennett should be the target. Do what you have to NoNo!!

  • Burtonboy

    4evrblue Burtonboy Mind Bomb TheCanucksnaphook Maybe . We can always hope we get a yr of massive movement in the trade market but for me it seems everyone is saying the same thing . Drafting and development is the direction they want to go

  • Burtonboy

    4evrblue Oh I think the Leafs would love to have him or the German kid whose name I can’t spell. I like Ritchie but I would take one of those 2 before him

  • Rhaegar_

    TheCanucksnaphook MaxwellHowe Could easily be the Giroux of his draft, by the looks of things.