Sharks Sign Left Wing Jamie McGinn
San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed left wing Jamie McGinn to a standard player contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
McGinn, 18, is currently playing with the Worcester Sharks of the American Hockey League. He posted two points (1-1=2) in four regular season games with Worcester after signing an Amateur Tryout Agreement on April 5. He has also played in three Calder Cup Playoff games thus far, posting no points.
He recently completed his third season with Ottawa of the Ontario Hockey League, recording a team-leading 89 points (46-43=89) in 68 games played. He ranked seventh in the OHL in goals, 17th in points and 10th in power play goals. During the playoffs, McGinn led Ottawa with five goals (5-1=6) in five games.
In three seasons with the 67s, McGinn compiled 82 goals and 86 assists for 168 points. In addition to his 168 regular season points, McGinn also recorded 21 points in 29 games played during the OHL Playoffs. He joins Ty Wishart (1st round, 16th overall) as the second member of the Sharks 2006 NHL Entry Draft class to sign a professional contract.
“Jamie has had a dynamic career in Ottawa in which he’s displayed a wide array of skills and a relentless attitude,” said Wilson. “He performed admirably in the playoffs for Ottawa and will continue to help Worcester in their pursuit of the Calder Cup. His coach in Ottawa, Brian Kilrea, is a legend at the major junior level and McGinn has and will continue to benefit greatly from their relationship.”
The six-foot, 180-pound native of Fergus, Ontario was selected by San Jose in the second round (36th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
Sharks Sign Right Wing Mike Morris
San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed right wing Mike Morris to a standard player contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Morris, 23, completed his fifth year at Northeastern University and finished third on the team with 18 points
(7-11=18) despite appearing in only 20 of the team’s 36 games. As captain, he led the team and tied for 14th in all of Hockey East with his five power play goals. His .90 points per game average was tied for 15th in the conference with fellow Sharks prospect Torrey Mitchell
In 114 career collegiate games, Morris posted 45 goals and 63 assists (45-63=108). In 2004-05, he was selected to the All-Hockey East Second Team as he led Northeastern in goals (19-20=39). He was named to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team during his freshman campaign in 2002-03.
“Mike has shown a great deal of resiliency and maturation during his years at Northeastern,” said Wilson. “The hockey program did a wonderful job in preparing him for the road ahead at the professional level and we are really excited to have him participate at training camp this fall.”
The six-foot-one, 185-pound native of Dorchester, Massachusetts was selected by San Jose in the first round (27th overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.