RALEIGH, NC - Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has signed forward Brock McGinn to a two-year contract. The deal will pay McGinn $875,000 in 2017-18, and $900,000 in 2018-19.
"Brock took a step forward last season and was a regular presence in our lineup," said Francis. "He is a young player who plays a physical, but smart brand of hockey, and can contribute offensively."
McGinn, 23, completed his third full professional season in 2016-17, spending the majority of the year with the Hurricanes. The Fergus, Ont., native played in 57 NHL games with Carolina, notching seven goals and earning nine assists (16 points). McGinn (6'0", 185 lbs.) also skated in nine games with the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL), totaling eight points (5g, 3a). He was named the NHL's third star of the week for the period ending Jan. 15, after he registering seven points (4g, 3a) in three games, including his first NHL hat trick on Jan. 14.
Originally drafted by Carolina in the second round (47th overall) in the 2012 NHL Draft, McGinn has scored 10 goals and earned 10 assists (20 points) in 78 career NHL games with the Hurricanes. He made his NHL debut at Detroit on Oct. 16, 2015, notching two points in that game, including his first NHL goal on his first NHL shot. Prior to turning professional, McGinn played four seasons of major junior hockey with Guelph of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), totaling 93 goals and 79 assists (172 points) in 227 career regular-season games.