Jamie McGinn scored 26 goals and 31 assists in 65 games for the offensively-challenged 67s. He started off his OHL career slowly and was shuffled around from line to line a lot. He really started to produce when he started to play with Logan Couture. He showed up and was the best forward on the 67s in last year’s Memorial Cup run, and a lot has been expected of him since.
McGinn played for Team Canada at the U-17’s, and won a gold medal with Team Canada in the Under-18’s.
2007-08: McGinn split time between the OHL and AHL this season, appearing in 51 games for the Ottawa 67’s (OHL) and another eight for the Worcester Sharks (AHL). He recorded 58 points (29g+29a) with Ottawa in 51 appearances, and his time spent with Worcester yielded two assists. In four postseason games with the 67’s, he recorded two goals and two assists.
2008-09: After a brief 8 game stint with the Worcester Sharks(AHL) in 2007-2008, Jamie McGinn showed he belonged in 2008-2009. McGinn notched 30 points, including 19 goals and 11 assists, in 47 games for the AHL’s Sharks. He also produced 4 goals in just 6 playoff games with Worcester. His production earned him time with the big club where in 35 games McGinn finished with 6 points, good for 4 goals and 2 assists for the San Jose Sharks(NHL).
2009-10: Perhaps no player was moved back and forth from the farm as much as Shark’s prospect Jamie McGinn. The left winger was called up 10 separate times, suiting up in 59 games for San Jose Sharks(NHL) and 27 games for the Worcester Sharks(AHL). Mcginn managed 13 points, including 10 goals and 3 assists, with the big club while scoring 21 points,7 goals and 14 assists, for Worcester. McGinn was held pointless through 15 games with San Jose.
McGinn is smart and well-coached by Hockey Hall of Famer Brian Kilrea. McGinn is not flashy and he makes the most of the abilities he possesses. McGinn brings incredible energy to just about every shift, and is one of those players with the ability to turn the momentum of a game around. He cycles the puck really well which is important in today’s game. With so much offensive upside, he still does penalty killing work, so he is an all-around player. His lack of size will not hamper him too much, as he is very physical for his size. He won the fastest skater in the Prospects Skills competition.