Michael McCarron

by Mike Barrett on October 24, 2017


Michael McCarron, RW

Shoots: R

Height: 6-5

Weight: 229

Born: 1995-03-07

Hometown: Macomb, MI, USA

Drafted: 2013 by Montreal Canadiens, 25th Overall












October 2017 - Mike McCarron has been called-up by the Canadiens a day ahead of their home game against the Florida Panthers. McCarron has been all over the stat sheet with two goals, two assists, 10 PIMs and 14 shots on goal in six games in the AHL. McCarron didn't have a great training camp, but his strong start with Laval has earned him a chance with the big club. He will center a talented fourth line with Alex Galchenyuk and recall pal Nikita Scherbak flanking him, as Head Coach Claude Julien looks to inject life into the losers of seven straight. Mike Barrett




November 2015 - McCarron's offense blossomed in his final season in the OHL as a leading scorer for London. He was traded to Oshawa where he became "just another" star on a team that went on to win the Memorial Cup. In the OHL players he was tied for the team lead in goals with seven. Now a pro, he is off a great start in the AHL for Hamilton, currently third in scoring - and he's just a rookie. Dobber


November 2014 - McCarron has improved greatly at the offensive end of the rink this year, as evidenced by his 19 points through just 10 games with the London Knights. He is already past the half-way mark to the 34 he posted last year in 66 contests. If he can continue to excel offensively it will obviously decrease the development time needed before he jumps to the NHL. Move him to the top of your watch list in your multi-category keeper league. Eric Daoust


October 2014 - McCarron looked much better at the Canadiens' training camp as he looked to be much stronger and more willing to throw his weight around. His camp was cut short due to a shoulder injury and he will spend this year with the OHL's London Knights. Eric Daoust


June 2014 - McCarron picked up his offensive output down the stretch as he finished with 14 goals and 34 points in 66 games along with 120 PIM for London. He added a decent playoff showing with five points in nine games. While the improvements are definitely a positive sign, McCarron still has a long way to go at the offensive end of the rink. Unless you are in a multi-category league, he is probably not worth owning because even if he makes the jump to the NHL within the next year or two, the points will not come for several years. Eric Daoust


November 2013 - McCarron is off to a slow start to his OHL career with just eight points in 22 games. While his size and physical play are not in question, his offensive game remains a work in progress. Eric Daoust


September 2013 - McCarron had a good showing at the Canadiens' training camp but is still a year or two away from being NHL-ready. He will play for the OHL's London Knights this year. Eric Daoust


July 2013 - McCarron signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Canadiens. Eric Daoust


July 2013 - McCarron was selected 25th overall by the Canadiens. There is a major need for size and toughness in the organization so he will receive plenty of opportunities to make his mark in Montreal. Eric Daoust


April 2013 - Michael McCarron is a big boy, and he loves to throw that big frame around and hit everything he sees.  His board play is impressive and he has a quick and powerful shot although not incredibly accurate his shots tend to give great rebounds. The upside is definitely there but as of right now McCarron is more of a grinder with some good presence in front of the net. He will create some opportunities against top lines and definitely agitate wherever possible.



Fantasy Outlook: C+

McCarron is a grinder who has developed his offensive game. Quickly climbing onto the fantasy radar as a potential second-liner.




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