Jared McCann | C S.S. Marie | OHL
Height: 6’1” Weight: 175 Shoots: Left
Born: May 31, 1996

Career Statistics
2012-2013   GP: 64   G: 21   A: 23   P: 44   +/-: -6   PIM: 35

Player Overview

McCann plays his game to the tune of Bruins star, Patrice
Bergeron (Photo Credit: Yahoo)
McCann was one of the highest ranked skaters eligible for the 2012 OHL Priority Selection Draft. Ultimately, he was selected fourth overall, behind 2015 consensus first overall pick Connor McDavid, Roland McKeown and Eric Cornel. Coming into the OHL, McCann finished his first season with a very respectable 44 points in 64 games. He was the sixth highest scoring rookie in the league, but unfortunately suffered a concussion in the first game of the playoffs. Not how he had hoped to end his first season, McCann has bounced back well thus far this season in Sault Ste. Marie.

In terms of his offensive repertoire, McCann has a “rocket” of a wrist shot with a quick release. However, he is also a great playmaker. An extremely cerebral player, McCann reads the game at a higher level than most. With that great hockey sense and outstanding vision, McCann is one of those players that makes those around him better.

With the skating ability to boot, McCann is extremely dangerous on the attack. He has great top end speed and the acceleration to leave opposing defenders flat footed. In doing so, his great puck handling ability and one-on-one moves only increase his elusiveness.

And while that alone is impressive, what stands out the most is his reliability in his own end. He’s not the biggest player, but he will play a physical game. Not afraid to battle in the corners, he is also known as one of the best backcheckers in the league. Displaying that same level of hockey sense in his own zone as he does in the offensive zone, McCann is a highly skilled two way forward, effective in all areas of the ice.

Trying to mimic the play of one of the NHL’s best two-way forwards, Patrice Bergeron, should prove effective for the young center. A competitor who works hard to make a play, McCann should prove to be a good option for a team looking for a defensively focused forward with great offensive upside.