San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has assigned defenseman Ty Wishart and left wing Jamie McGinn to the Worcester Sharks, San Jose’s top development affiliate in the American Hockey League.
Wishart, selected in the first round (16th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, recently completed his fourth season in the Western Hockey League, splitting the season between Prince George and Moose Jaw. In 72 games, he posted 67 points (16 goals and 51 assists). He led all WHL defensemen in points and was third overall on Moose Jaw.
McGinn has spent the last four seasons with the Ottawa 67s in the Ontario Hockey League. This season, the Fergus, Ontario native led Ottawa in goals (29) and tied for the team lead in points (58 with 29 assists). The six-foot, 200-pounder was selected by San Jose in the second round (36th) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
In addition, left wingers Frazer McLaren and P.J. Fenton and defenseman David MacDonald signed Amateur Tryout Agreements (ATO) with Worcester.
McLaren (no relation to current Sharks defenseman Kyle) split his WHL season between Portland and Moose Jaw. In 66 games, he was sixth on Moose Jaw with 40 points (19 goals and 21 assists). He also added 164 penalty minutes, good for first on Moose Jaw and 12th in the WHL. He was selected by San Jose in the seventh round (203rd) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
Fenton recently completed his senior season at U-Mass Amherst. In 36 games, he posted 28 points (nine goals and 19 assists) as one of the team’s assistant captains. He was drafted by San Jose in the fifth round (162nd) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
MacDonald also completed his senior season at Harvard. The six-foot-four, 215-pound blueliner had seven points (two goals and five assists) in 34 games as a co-captain. He was originally drafted by San Jose in the seventh round (225th) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.