2013-14 Stats: 64 GP, 27 G, 35 A with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL).
Recent News: Jared McCann is one of the best two-way forwards available in this year's entry draft. Brock Otten from OHL Prospects explains:
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. He's a terrific skater who is both explosive to holes, but also 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. McCann's production this year was definitely impressive though considering the Soo's balanced attack and I think that as he matures he'll become a more consistent offensive threat. He's a safe bet to play in the NHL, even if you aren't convinced he has top 6 potential.
Why He Is The Obvious Choice? McCann is a good fit because of his wide range of skills. He can succeed as a checker if the offense isn't there when he turns pro. The San Jose Sharks are led at the draft table by Tim Burke, who has built an impressive resume. The Sharks are known for uncovering gems and getting full value for their first-round selections. Quoting the team's website:
Since the 2003 NHL Draft, Sharks draft selections have played the second-most games of any NHL team’s draft picks (4,078), despite the organization having the lowest average draft position of any NHL team during that span (137.96).