Jared McCann
Jared McCann
25-Year-Old CenterC
Pittsburgh Penguins
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Figuring out where McCann fits into the Penguins' lineup didn't get any easier this offseason when the team brought in Mark Jankowski and Evan Rodrigues, both of whom can play center. Still, even if he projects to play on the third-line wing, the 24-year-old McCann will likely continue to serve as the next man up for the top six if and when Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin picks up an injury. Despite being maligned as an inconsistent producer, the gritty Ontario native still managed to tie his career high of 35 points and set a new personal best in assists (21) and power-play points (six) last season. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $5.88 million contract with the Penguins in September of 2020.
Rounds up three points Thursday
CPittsburgh Penguins
May 6, 2021
McCann scored a goal and dished a pair of assists in Thursday's 8-4 win over the Sabres.
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McCann assisted on the first and fourth of Jeff Carter's tallies in the contest. In between those goals, McCann's second-period marker ended up counting as the game-winner. The 24-year-old forward has 14 tallies, 32 points, a plus-16 rating and 90 shots on net through 42 appearances as a middle-six forward.
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2020–21 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    14:07
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    1:59
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:02
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2018–19
14:04
1:03
0:59
2018–19
15:11
0:28
1:28
2019–20
15:15
1:41
0:30
2020–21
14:07
1:59
0:02
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After putting up just 18 points in 46 games with the Panthers, McCann was traded to Pittsburgh as part of a package deal in February. The change of scenery seemed to invigorate the left-handed forward, as he went onto tally 17 points in 32 games with the Penguins. The 23-year-old set career highs in goals (19) and points (35) in 2018-19, and could be in a position to improve on those numbers in 2019-20. While he was initially brought in to be a third-line center, McCann paired well with Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel on Pittsburgh's top line, and may find himself playing there again this year, though given his skills as a two-way forward, he could also lineup with Evengi Malkin. Either way, coach Mike Sullivan will be hard pressed to keep the smooth-skating McCann out of a top-six role this season.
McCann played just 29 games at the NHL level during the 2016-17 season, splitting time between the big club and AHL Springfield. However, the 2014 first-round (24th overall) pick was able to earn an everyday role with the Panthers last season, scoring nine goals and 28 points across 68 appearances. He then signed a two-year deal to stay with Florida during the 2018 offseason, so the team is clearly confident in his ability to be a full-time NHL forward. After averaging 13:15 of ice time per game last year, that number should increase slightly, setting up McCann to clear 25 points once again in 2018-19.
Acquired in an offseason trade from the Canucks prior to last season, McCann managed just one goal and seven points in 29 games with the Panthers; he spent most of the campaign in the AHL, where he scored 25 points in 42 games. Florida’s pretty deep down the middle, which means that if McCann sticks with the big club, it'll likely be as a winger. The 2014 first-round pick has lots of talent and is known for his speed and shooting ability, but he currently lacks the strength and experience to be a reliable offensive weapon in the NHL. McCann may split the season between the NHL and AHL as he continues to develop.
Vancouver’s 2014 first-rounder (24th overall), McCann totaled nine goals and nine assists in 69 games as a rookie last season, but was dealt to the Panthers in the offseason along with a couple picks for blueliner Erik Gudbranson. While the 20-year-old is a natural centerman, he’ll likely shift over to the wing – likely in a third-line role – due to Florida’s collection of young talent down the middle. Despite his pedigree, McCann doesn’t have game-breaking talent, but he’ll likely exceed last season’s production with a year of NHL experience under his belt.
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Hands out assist
CPittsburgh Penguins
May 4, 2021
McCann produced an assist, two shots on goal and two PIM in Tuesday's 7-3 win over the Flyers.
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Doles out two helpers
CPittsburgh Penguins
April 29, 2021
McCann had two assists along with two shots and two hits in Thursday's 5-4 overtime win over the Capitals.
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Keeps rolling with two-point night
CPittsburgh Penguins
April 20, 2021
McCann dished out a pair of assists in Tuesday's 7-6 win over the Devils.
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Tacks on power-play assist
CPittsburgh Penguins
April 11, 2021
McCann recorded a power-play assist, two shots on net and four blocked shots in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Devils.
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Big night with man advantage
CPittsburgh Penguins
April 9, 2021
McCann scored a goal and an assist, both on the power play, in Friday's 6-4 win over the Devils.
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