The Buffalo Sabres traded forward Jamie McGinn to the Anaheim Ducks for a conditional 2016 third round draft pick.

In 63 games played, McGinn has 14 goals, 13 assists, 27 points, is a -10 and has 10 penalty minutes. The forward has six power play points to go with three power play assists for a total of 9 points while on the power play. He averages 14:10 of ice time per game. He has 113 hits, 19 blocks, 15 takeaways and 12 giveaways. In 429 career NHL games, he has 83 goals, 72 assists, 155 points, is a -53 and averages 13:24 of ice time per game.

He ranked in the top 10 in many of the key offensive areas for the Sabres. He was fifth on the team with 14 goals and tied for fourth on the team with 14 assists. McGinn ranked fifth on Buffalo with 27 points, and was tied for second with six power play goals. The forward was tied for first with three game-winning goals.

McGinn will be a decent addition to the top nine of the Ducks. He can score at even strength and chip in offensively while on the man advantage. He works hard when on the ice and doesn’t give up on a play. The forward can be physical whether throwing hits or going in on the forecheck. He is a -53 in his career but the plus/minus stat can be deceiving as he plays decent in his own end.

McGinn is a streaky goal scorer. He can be cold for a while and then all of a sudden catch fire and go on a goal scoring streak. McGinn is known to be injury prone but has stayed healthy so far this season. The forward needs to be more consistent in all facets of his game to be an impact player in the NHL.

He could wind up just being a rental player since he is in the last year of his current contract. McGinn is due to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. He could be a cheap option for a team looking for a top nine forward that needs some help on the power play.


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