NHL Draft War Room: Jared McCann

Jared McCann

THW’s NHL Draft War Room Rankings: #12 (Feb 2014)

THW’s NHL Draft Rankings – The Next Ones Edition (aka Chris’s List): #12 (March 2014)

Jared McCann
Jared McCann (Terry Wilson /OHL Images)
  • Hashtag: MrTwoWay
  • Team: #19, Sault Ste. Marie, OHL
  • Position: Centre/Left Wing
  • Shoots: Left
  • Height: 6’0
  • Weight: 179 lb.
  • Born: Stratford, ON, 31-May-96
  • Twitter: @jaredmccann19


Other Rankings

6 – Craig Button, Jan-14

10 – Future Considerations, Feb-14

12 – Bob MacKenzie, Jan-14

15 – NHL Combined – Mid-term, Jan-14

17 – ISS, Feb-14

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“He brings a number of offensive skills to the table and possesses a quick burst of speed when cutting through the middle of the ice that catches many defenders flat footed. Jared displays excellent vision and is particularly so successful because of his very high level of hockey sense. He reads the game at a level higher than most of his peers and it allows him to create, execute and read plays that some players simply cannot. He scored a number of highlight reel goals this season and possesses an absolute rocket of a wrist shot with a lightning quick release that catches many goaltenders off guard.”

From the War Room

  • Eldon MacDonald, THW: A few words on Jared McCann:
    • Skills – Top-end speed, impressive, acceleration, lethal wrist shot, high-end dangle.
    • Work ethic – Top-notch in all zones, a battler, a dog after the puck.
    • Vision – Reads the game well, makes the players around him look better.
    • Defense –  Two way player with top end back-checking and PK skills. A student of the game, he also excels in all the little details.
    • Size – He is not nearly as physically developed as most of his North American peers at the top end of the draft so that could affect his draft standing a bit.
    • Draft placement – Most of his rankings are in the 10 to 15 range which I think is pretty fair for him.


About NHL Draft War Room Series

This series is compiled by Eldon MacDonald and edited by @ChrisRalphTHW)