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Prospect of the Week: Jake McGrew

by Nicola Karasik / sjsharks.com

Jake McGrew (@McgrewJake) has been selected as the Sharks Prospect of the Week for the week of September 16 after posting four points in two games, including three goals (two of which were game-winning) and one assist.  

Last week, McGrew departed San Jose's training camp to rejoin Spokane in the Western Hockey League (WHL), where he lifted the Chiefs over the Kamloops Blazers to open their 2019-2020 WHL campaign with two goals in a 4-3 victory at Sandman Centre on Friday, September 20th. 

McGrew's first tally countered a late Blazer goal in the final minute of the first period just 15 seconds after Kamloops took the early lead, equalizing the game at 1-1 heading into the second. His next goal came midway through the third to break a 3-3 deadlock, putting Spokane up for good at 4-3.  

The Chiefs then played the Kelowna Rockets the next night, where McGrew registered his third goal in the club's first two games of the WHL season. His three goals and 11 shots on goal through the team's first two games lead Spokane in both categories, and he is tied for the league lead in goals. 

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The five-foot-eleven, 187-pound, 20-year-old right-winger from Orange, CA, was selected by San Jose in the sixth round (159th overall) of the 2017 NHL Draft. Last season, McGrew recorded 54 points on 31 goals and 23 assists in 61 games with the Chiefs. During the 2017-18 campaign, he registered 19 goals and 19 assists for 38 points with Spokane, ranking second among rookie skaters in goals and seventh in points, while also finishing tied for second in power-play goals (5). In the 2018 WHL playoffs, he recorded two goals and four assists in seven games.

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