Jared McCann Draft Profile


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

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