26-Year-Old Left Wing – Colorado Avalanche
Jamie McGinn Contract Information:
Signed a two-year deal with the Avs in June 2014.
McGinn (back) underwent surgery Wednesday and isn't expected to play again in 2014-15, Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports. "It went really well," coach Patrick Roy said of McGinn's procedure, "But I would not be surprised if he's out for the season."
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Jamie McGinn: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
The Avs are waiting for this second-round pick to finally break out and put together a career year. In 2012-13, McGinn delivered 11 goals and 11 assists in 47 games, but half of those came in the first 14 games of the year. One word -- streaky. McGinn has never topped 25 points in a season, but should build on that total alongside rookie sensation center Nathan MacKinnon.
After being traded by San Jose to Colorado at last yearís trade deadline, McGinn had an immediate impact on the ice, scoring 13 points in the Avsí final 17 games. In Colorado, McGinn went from third-line checker to second-line scorer, and he saw much more ice time per game (17-18 minutes) than he did in San Jose (12-13 minutes). It will be interesting to see whether McGinn can continue to put up the same kind of numbers over a full season Ė donít be surprised if he gets bumped back down to a third-line role this season.
McGinn is a physical winger still looking for a full-time role in the NHL. Over the past three seasons, his playing time has been divided fairly evenly between the Sharks and minor league affiliate Worcester. He'll have to be more consistent in order to be an everyday player at the NHL level, but even if he passes that test, McGinn would likely be confined to the lower lines in 2011-12. Be patient with No. 64 as he continues to grasp the nuances of the NHL.
Last year, McGinn was a regular on the team shuttle that sends players to and from the AHL, but he did stay in San Jose for 59 games in the 2009-10 season. He's an accurate shooter and as a result, his goal total figures to rise in the coming years. Unfortunately for fantasy owners looking to employ McGinn in non-keeper leagues, Team Teal is stacked with talented forwards, giving the team the option to nurture the 22-year-old prospect. Once he's given a full schedule to work with, a 35-point season could fall next to his name on the stat sheet (but it probably won't happen in 2010-11).
McGinn got his travel on last season. He bounced around from San Jose to minor league Worcester on a number of occasions, which is simply par for the course when it comes to promising prospects. McGinn is a versatile player with a decent amount of upside so you can expect him to be more involved with the parent club in 2009-10.
Boom or bust is the name of the game for McGinn, who owns a wealth of offensive potential and also plays with an edge. He's awfully inconsistent but that may be because of his age. He needs a lot of time to develop.