Originally written on Shutdown Line  |  Last updated 4/4/13
The Hurricanes have signed yet another one of their junior prospects after coming to terms with Brock McGinn on a three-year entry level deal. McGinn was one of the team's 2nd round picks in last year's draft and he just finished his third season with the Guelph Storm with 26 goals and 54 points in 68 games. McGinn will be reporting to the Charlotte Checkers for the remainder of the year and should provide them with a nice boost as they march toward the playoffs. McGinn turned only 19 two months ago, so he is one of the youngest prospects the Canes have in their system right now and could return to juniors next season if he doesn't make the Checkers roster. His season got off to a very slow start, but he began to play really well from December onward and ended up second on the team in goals and fourth in points. He also had two goals and four points in three playoff games in the Storm's first round series against the Kitchener Rangers. Unfortunately, he was suspended for two games for a head-check penalty and his team was eliminated in five games but McGinn did make his presence felt when he was in the lineup. I considered him a reach as a second round pick because he is more of a checking line-type player, but I have liked what I've seen from him in highlights. He has good strength, has no difficultly winning board battles and isn't afraid to go to the net to score. He may need to put on some muscle for his type of game to translate to the NHL since he is only 5-11 and 172 pounds right now, but he's only 19 so I'm not concerned about that right now. He might be in for a test with his upcoming stint in the AHL since he will be going up against bigger forwards and defensemen there and his performance there should be a good barometer of his development. McGinn is probably a good few years away from making the NHL and should have a future as a solid checking line player if all goes according to plan. I'd expect him to take part in Charlotte's training camp this fall but I would be surprised if he doesn't end up in Guelph next year since he might be better off getting first line minutes there. I am excited to see what he can do for the Checkers down the stretch, though and hope he can become a solid player for this franchise.
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