Michael McCarron
Michael McCarron
23-Year-Old CenterC
Montreal Canadiens
2018 Fantasy Outlook
McCarron's entering his fourth professional season, but doesn't look anywhere near being NHL-ready. His prospect status has slowly receded since a nice rookie season when the 6-foot-6, 231-pound center showed the proper mix of physicality and playmaking. When he's at his best, McCarron is using his body along the boards to win puck battles, doling out meaningful checks and making life difficult for defensemen and goalies in the argy-bargy near the net. Since his outlier rookie season, the native of Grosse Point, Michigan has slipped into a more senseless style of physicality where his offense has declined and his penalty minutes have climbed. Furthermore, the organization opted to modify his playing style, from an offensively capable forward to one that primarily concentrates on the defensive side of things. He seems lost at this point and the Canadiens appear to be losing patience in him. He'll likely start the season at AHL Laval, provided he clears waivers. Read Past Outlooks
Picks up third assist
CMontreal Canadiens  Minors
October 13, 2018
McCarron had two shots and assisted on a shorthanded goal for AHL Laval on Friday.
ANALYSIS
McCarron earned the third star for his efforts Friday, playing on both special-team units and picking up his third assist of the season. This could be a make-or-break year for the 23-year-old, who's fallen off the radar since a productive rookie season at the AHL level in 2015-16. Since then, he's become little more than a hitting and penalty machine, so it was encouraging to see Laval's new coach, Joel Bouchard, attempt to tap into McCarron's offensive side on the power play. The hitting and penalties will be part of his game, but Bouchard's job is to make McCarron into a more complete player, one capable of playing in the NHL, be that with the Canadiens or another team.
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Michael McCarron 2018–19 NHL Game Log
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2018–19 Depth Chart Status
Michael McCarron is not listed on the Montreal Canadiens depth Chart.
2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
0:00
0:00
0:00
2016–17
9:53
0:26
0:01
2017–18
0:00
0:00
0:00
2017–18
8:46
0:05
0:00
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2014
2013
McCarron had a rough start to his first season of pro hockey and was left off the U.S. World Junior team. The 6-foot-5 power forward improved over the second half, finishing with 34 points in 66 games for London of the Ontario Hockey League. The Canadiens are saying all the right things about their 2013 first-round draft pick, noting it was possible McCarron could take a step back in his first exposure to the pro-style schedule. It turns out McCarron was in need of better conditioning and nutrition. He's shed some body fat and added muscle this summer and is looking to change the first impressions he left.
McCarron, 18, was Montreal's first-round pick in the 2013 draft. He's expected to become the Canadiens' next big power forward. He's a good character guy who plays heavy and has potential to develop offensively. He enjoys the high-traffic areas and has good hands near the net. He passed up a college offer (Western Michigan) to sign a three-year deal with the Canadiens and is expected to spend most of his time with London of the OHL.
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Placed on waivers
CFree Agent
September 25, 2018
McCarron was placed on waivers by Montreal on Tuesday, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.
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Inks new deal with Canadiens
CMontreal Canadiens  Minors
September 10, 2018
McCarron signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Canadiens, Chris Johnston of Sportsnet reports.
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Descends to AHL
CMontreal Canadiens  Minors
April 8, 2018
McCarron was reassigned to AHL Laval on Sunday.
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Picks up five PIM
CMontreal Canadiens  Minors
March 20, 2018
McCarron was assessed a five-minute major for fighting and had four hits in Monday's 2-0 loss to the Panthers.
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Added from AHL
CMontreal Canadiens  Minors
March 14, 2018
McCarron was recalled from AHL Laval on Wednesday, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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