Brock McGinn
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Brock McGinn

Hometown:

Fergus Ontario

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1994-02-02

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2012

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2012

Height:

5-11

Acquired:

2nd round (47th overall), 2012

Weight:

172 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2009-10: Brock McGinn skated for the Guelph Junior Storm minor midget AAA team. In 52 games he scored 22 goals with 34 assists and had 69 penalty minutes. He was selected by the Guelph Storm in the third round (46th overall) of the 2010 OHL Priority Draft.

2010-11: McGinn played 68 games for the Guelph Storm in his first OHL season. He scored 10 goals with 4 assists and was plus-3 with 38 penalty minutes as a rookie. Guelph, after finishing fourth in the Midwest Division, lost to Saginaw in the first round. McGinn was scoreless and minus-3 with 2 penalty minutes in six playoff games.

2011-12: McGinn was named an assistant captain for Guelph in his second season but appeared in just 33 games – missing over two months after suffering a wrist injury in December. He scored 12 goals with 6 assists and was minus-2 with 25 penalty minutes. McGinn skated in all six playoff games during the Storm’s series with Plymouth. He scored 1 goal with 1 assist and was minus-3 with 8 penalty minutes. McGinn was invited to the NHL Draft Combine and ranked 49th amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting’s final rankings prior to the 2012 NHL Draft.

2012-13: McGinn made his pro hockey debut as a 19-year-old, joining Carolina’s AHL affiliate in Charlotte following his third OHL season with Guelph. In four regular season games with the Checkers he was minus-2 with no points or penalty minutes. McGinn played in two games during the five-game playoff series with Oklahoma City and had no points and 2 penalty minutes. McGinn was the second-leading goal scorer for Guelph with 28 goals and had 26 assists. He skated in all 68 games and was plus-7 with 71 penalty minutes. Guelph reached the playoffs after finishing fourth in the Midwest Division. McGinn scored 2 goals with 2 assists and was plus-2 with 11 penalty minutes in three playoff games against Kitchener – missing two games due to suspension. McGinn signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Hurricanes in April, 2013.

2013-14: McGinn attended the Hurricanes training camp before returning to Guelph for his fourth OHL season. He was an assistant captain and the team’s third-leading scorer as the Storm competed in the Memorial Cup after defeating North Bay in the OHL Finals. McGinn scored 43 goals with 42 assists in 58 regular season games and was plus-46 with 45 penalty minutes; missing nearly a month after wrist surgery in December. McGinn scored 6 goals with 6 assists in 12 OHL playoff games — receiving an eight-game suspension for a hit to the head against Plymouth in the first round — and scored 1 goal with 4 assists, finishing plus-4 with 2 penalty minutes in four games at the Memorial Cup. Guelph won its first four games before falling to the Edmonton Oil Kings, 6-3, in the Memorial Cup championship game. 

Talent Analysis

There is no question that McGinn has the competitive demeanor to play at the NHL level.  McGinn is not a skilled forward, but instead a hard-working player who is willing to get his nose dirty. While he put up big offensive numbers in his final season of junior hockey he is at his best when shutting down opposition offensive players.

Future

McGinn attended his second training camp with Carolina before being assigned to AHL affiliate Charlotte to start his first pro season in 2014-15. Skating for the Checkers as a 20-year-old, he was seeing steady ice time and has contributed offensively for a team that was struggling to score goals early in the year. Long-term he projects as more of a two-way forward than a pure scorer at the NHL level. But his skill set suggests he can be a productive second or third line forward at that level one day.

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