RALEIGH, NC - The National Hockey League announced on Monday that Carolina Hurricanes rookie forward Brock McGinn has been selected as the league's third star of the week.
McGinn, 22, scored four goals, earned three assists (7 points) and recorded a plus-5 plus/minus rating Carolina's three home wins against Columbus, Buffalo and the New York Islanders. The Fergus, Ont., native scored his second goal of the season in Tuesday's game against Columbus, and followed that with a two-goal outing on Friday against Buffalo, including the game winner. McGinn (6'0", 185 lbs.) finished off the week with a four-point game (1g, 3a) in the Hurricanes' 7-4 win against the Islanders on Saturday.
The Hurricanes selected McGinn in the second round, 47th overall, in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Since making his NHL debut in October 2015, he has scored eight goals and earned eight assists (16 points) in 48 NHL regular season games, including five goals and seven assists (12 points) in 27 games this season.