With the Flyers in need of cheap, young, depth scorers, could Jamie McGinn entice the Flyers’ brass?
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Player Name: Jamie McGinn
Current Team: Anaheim Ducks
Weight: 205 lbs.
Stats (84 GP split between Buffalo and Anaheim): 22 G, 17 A, 39 PTS, -7, 33 PIM
Most Recent Cap Hit: $2.95 Million
Why the Flyers Should Target Him:
Many of the free agents that fit the Flyers’ needs would likely be too expensive for the Flyers to afford. Jamie McGinn could end up being a value purchase. He is a young power forward who is coming off a career season. While his 14.1% shooting percentage last season was higher than his usual norm (which indicates some luck), it is possible that McGinn finally turned the corner after years of the same old third-line production in Colorado. For what it’s worth, McGinn’s younger brother, Tye, played in the Flyers organization for 3 years.
Where He Would Fit in the Lineup:
McGinn would likely fit on the third line beside Nick Cousins and Matt Read, and he would see time on the second power play unit.
How Much Would He Cost?
McGinn is coming off of his best season, so it will be crucial not to overpay for his services. A 3-year deal for $3.75-$4 million a year seems to make sense.
Other Teams That Could Show Interest:
The Montreal Canadiens, San Jose Sharks (one of his former teams), Boston Bruins, and McGinn’s old Anaheim Ducks are also interested in McGinn.
What They’re Saying:
“McGinn enters free agency on the heels of his best statistical season to date. He set career highs in goals, points, power play goals and Point Share rating. He is a two-time 20 goal scorer who uses his physicality to create time and space for himself and teammates.
At 27 and with his above average size (6-1, 205), McGinn could be a highly sought after tier two free agent.”