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)
- 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
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
Jared McCann with a beaut from Josh Ho-Sang. This game is like a slam dunk contest, but interesting. What skill on display.
— Damien Cox (@DamoSpin) January 16, 2014
— Aaron Vickers (@AAVickers) January 16, 2014
— ISS Hockey (@ISShockey) December 25, 2013
- Quote 1: From HockeyProspect.com:
“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.
- Video 1: Top Prospects Game goal from Hockey Prospect Videos
- Video 2: Interview with Ryan Kennedy of TheHockeyNews.com
— OHL Prospects (@BrockOtten) December 5, 2013
About NHL Draft War Room Series
This series is compiled by Eldon MacDonald and edited by @ChrisRalphTHW)
Chris is THW’s senior draft/prospect analyst and a Managing Editor. Watch for “The Next Ones” Prospect Profile series, exclusive rankings, mock drafts, as well as the annual THW NHL Entry Draft Guide. Follow @ChrisRalphYQ on Twitter as he infiltrates, dissects and analyzes all happenings of hockey prospects and the NHL entry draft. Email: cralph[at]thehockeywriters[dot]com