|Junior Team: (OHL) Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds|
|Stats: 64 GP / 27 G / 35 A / 62 P / 51 PIM|
The 2014 NHL Entry Level Draft begins on June 27th and ends on June 28th this year and the Detroit Red Wings own the fifteenth pick in the draft.
Jared McCann is ranked 11th among North American players by Central Scouting and 17th by International Scouting.
McCann won a gold medal with the Canada U-18 team at the U18 World Junior Championship in 2013.
“Jared is a highly skilled and creative playmaker,” said Central Scouting’s Chris Edwards. “He has excellent hands and puckhandling ability. He sees the ice very well and can get the puck through traffic with great saucer passes.
McCann does have a connection with the Red Wings in the form of a former teammate. McCann was in his first season with the Greyhounds, while Ryan Sproul was in his last season.
An added bonus, the Greyhound’s jerseys are red and white and McCann looks good in those colors, but the number he wears(nineteen) would have to change.
Jared McCann’s breakdown:
Why He Interests The Red Wings:
|Jared McCann would give the Detroit Red Wings a smart center that can play special teams and will be defensively responsible when on the ice, while contributing offensively.|
|A second or third line center, who could play on the penalty kill or power play. Will not be a number one center for a team.|