Sean Maguire
Image: Boston University

Sean Maguire


Powell River British Columbia

Currently Playing In:






Eligible for draft:









4th round (113th overall), 2012


202 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D


2009-10: Sean Maguire skated for the North Island Silvertips in the British Columbia midget major league. Sharing the goaltending duties with Kolding Larson, he skated in 20 games for the fifth-place Silvertips – who earned their first playoff berth.

2010-11: Maguire had a strong first season for the BCHL’s Powell River Kings as a backup to Quinnipiac University recruit Michael Garteig. He played in 15 games for the Kings and was 10-3 with two shutouts and had a 2.50 goals against and .903 save percentage. Powell River dominated the Coastal Division and reached the BCHL finals against Interior Division champion Vernon. Maguire made two appearances in relief of Garteig during the playoffs; allowing 1 goal on 16 shots in 44 minutes of action.

2011-12: Maguire had a breakout season – taking over as the starter in Powell River, backstopping Canada West to a championship in the 2011 U19 World Junior A Challenge, and committing to playing college hockey at Boston University in 2012-13. In 31 games for Powell River he was 17-12-1 with three shutouts and had a 2.33 goals against and .913 save percentage. In four games at the WJAC he was 3-1 with a 1.49 goals against and .942 save percentage. Canada West defeated Canada East in the championship game. Ranked 28th amongst North American goalies in Central Scouting’s final rankings prior to the 2012 NHL Draft, Maguire was selected by the Penguins in the 4th round (113th overall).

2012-13: Maguire appeared in 21 games for Boston University as a freshman; starting all four games in the Hockey East tournament. Splitting the goaltending chores with fellow freshman Matt O’Connor, he finished the year 13-8 with 4 shutouts and had a 2.54 goals against and .926 save percentage. Boston University finished in a three-way tie for third in Hockey East and reached the championship game in the league tournament, falling to regular season champion Massachusetts-Lowell, 1-0. Maguire stopped 28 of 29 shots in the loss to the River Hawks.

2013-14: Maguire skated in 16 games for Boston University in his sophomore season — splitting time with Matt O’Connor before suffering a season-ending injury. In 16 games he was 3-12 with a 2.90 goals against and .919 save percentage. Boston University finished ninth in Hockey East and lost to Notre Dame in a first round playoff game.

Talent Analysis

Sean Maguire is a hybrid goaltender who possesses a solid frame and very good overall natural talent. He is athletic with good lateral movement, but he also has a calm demeanor. Maguire has a tendency to maybe overplay the puck or scramble around too much in his crease. He is considered raw at this point, but has the size and athleticism to potentially develop into an NHL caliber goaltender.


Maguire will return to Boston University for the 2015-16 season after overcoming concussion issues that plagued him for much of 2014.

Handful of Pittsburgh Penguins prospects pushing for NHL spots in 2015-16

by Ian Altenbaugh
Photo: Jaden Lindo is ready to take a step forward this season after missing large chunks of the last two seasons due to frequent injuries. (Courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Photo: Jaden Lindo is ready to take a step forward this season after missing large chunks of the last two seasons due to frequent injuries. (Courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

The Pittsburgh Penguins have gone to great lengths to improve their forwards under the guidance of GM Jim Rutherford. But it has not been without great cost. The team has traded a substantial amount of assets over the past year and lacks much in the way of high-end depth. However, there are several players pushing for roles in the NHL, as well as a couple promising players down the pipeline. Read more»

Pittsburgh Penguins remain stacked with collegiate talent

by Ian Altenbaugh

Jake Guentzel finished with 13 goals and 25 assists in his sophomore season with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (Courtesy of Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire)

Photo: Jake Guentzel finished with 13 goals and 25 assists in his sophomore season with Nebraska-Omaha (Courtesy of Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire)

Under former general manager Ray Shero, the Pittsburgh Penguins emphasized college-bound talent in the middle to later parts of the draft, and they generally avoided drafting players from overseas. The result is a system deep on college talent and short on Europeans. Read more»

Pittsburgh Penguins possess newfound depth at forward

by Ian Altenbaugh

Jean-Sebastien Dea - Pittsburgh Penguins

Photo: Jean Sebastien Dea is part of a large group of forwards who are beginning their professional career with the Penguins organization. Dea was signed as a free agent in 2013. (courtesy of Mark Spowart/Icon Sportswire)

When Jim Rutherford took over the general manager job for the Pittsburgh Penguins last June, he inherited an organization that was shallow at forward, from the NHL level all the way through the prospect rankings. Rutherford did not take long to address the problem, first picking four forwards in the 2014 NHL Draft, then augmenting the Penguins NHL roster with several talented veteran players.

Read more»

2014-15 Hockey East Preview, Part 1: Boston College looks to new leaders in bid to repeat

by DJ Powers

Jack Eichel - Boston University

Photo: Boston University freshman forward and 2015 prospect Jack Eichel notched four points (2G, 2A) in his first conference game last weekend (courtesy of Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

This season, Hockey East features 50 NHL prospects representing all the member schools. Notre Dame leads all Hockey East teams with 10 prospects, followed by Boston College with nine and Boston University with seven. Meanwhile, the University of Connecticut makes their Hockey East debut this season, bringing the number of member schools to 12. Read more»

Pittsburgh Penguins are well stocked with NCAA talent

by Ian Altenbaugh

Bryan Rust - Pittsburgh Penguins

Photo: Forward Bryan Rust is having a strong senior year with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Through 39 games, Rust has 16 goals, 15 assists, and a plus-12 rating. (courtesy of Michael Tureski/Icon SMI)

It is not as if they try to hide it. The Pittsburgh Penguins like to select college prospects in the NHL Draft, especially in the middle and later rounds. The organization has deep ties to USA Hockey and the NCAA and believes the college hockey developmental route offers several unique advantages.

Read more»

Related Articles

Win a PlayStation 4 + a copy of NHL 16 from GameRevolution and Hockey's Future! Complete one or more of the action... in Contests on LockerDome