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Undersized forward with nifty hands and nose for the net.


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October 2023 – For the second preseason in a row, McGing finished with an xGF% of less than 40%, 24% last year and 31% this year. This is a concerning sign for a 25-year-old small forward, when he needed to impress. If he hopes to make any kind of impact in the NHL, he will need to have a stellar year in the AHL. However, as of now, he still holds little fantasy relevance. Cédrick Blais-Turcotte


June 2023 – Last season, McGing continued his development with the Thunderbirds. Although his season was almost identical to the last, he finally got to experience his first NHL game. With just 9:37 of ice time, McGing managed to achieve an impressive 81% of expected goals for. In order to improve his production in the future, McGing will need to score more goals on the power play. An inspiring top six forward should aim for more than two powerplay goals. Cedrick Blais-Turcotte 


June 2022 – The former NCAA All-American forward had a decent first season in Springfield. The scouting reports were proven correct as McGing’s small size did not hold him back from getting to the net consistently and it paid off. He not only was able to carve out a top-six role for the majority of the year, he greatly improved his production from last season. In 67 games, he amassed 14 goals and 20 assists for 34 points. Even more impressively in nine playoff games so far, McGing has produced five points. He likely does not make the Blues next year, at least not in a full-time role. However, if he is able to continue to improve, he could be a call-up or even make the NHL in the coming seasons. Gordon Munro


September 2019 – The accolades are already piling up for Western Michigan’s McGing, who will be wearing the ’C’ and has been named to the NCHC’s 2019-2020 Preseason All-Conference Team. McGing will be in a leadership position this year and is a near lock for first line minutes at both even strength and on the power play. He has a legitimate at being a point-per-game player this season. Sam Stern


May 2019 – McGing’s season ended sooner than he had hoped but it was still a successful campaign. He finished the year with his second straight 30-point season and was recently named Captain for the upcoming season. McGing is a skilled hard worker who brings a lot of what is expected of professional hockey players to the table. Sam Stern


March 2019 – McGing was named Second-Team All-NCHC earlier this week. The diminutive winger was Western Michigan’s second-leading scorer through the regular season putting up 16 goals and 14 assists for 30 points in 34 games. He and Western Michigan host Colorado College this weekend for a best-of-three series in the NCHC Quarter-Finals. These two teams split a two-game set in late-February, McGing scored in both games. Sam Stern

Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 4.0
Country USA
Position LW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth July 11, 1998
Height 5‘9”
Weight 174 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 5; Overall: 138


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Chicago Mission 14U AAAHPHL 14U23 14 1428 28|        
 2013-2014 Chicago Mission 16U AAAHPHL 16U25 13 922 18|        
 2014-2015 Cedar Rapids RoughRidersUSHL54 11 819 18|Playoffs3 0 00
  Team White USA-S165 3 14 -|        
 2015-2016 Team Gold USA-S175 3 47 4|        
  Cedar Rapids RoughRidersUSHL60 23 2851 56|Playoffs5 0 22
  USA U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup4 0 00 2|        
 2016-2017 Western Michigan Univ.NCAA39 8 1422 28|        
 2017-2018 Western Michigan Univ.NCAA36 9 2130 40|        
 2018-2019 Western Michigan Univ.NCAA37 16 1430 55|        
 2019-2020 Western Michigan Univ.NCAA35 13 2235 52|        
 2020-2021 Utica CometsAHL23 3 14 8|        
 2021-2022 Springfield ThunderbirdsAHL67 14 2034 36|Playoffs18 4 37 12 
 2022-2023 St. Louis BluesNHL1 0 00 0|        
  Springfield ThunderbirdsAHL71 17 2239 66|Playoffs2 0 00
 2023-2024 St. Louis BluesNHL5 0 00 0|        
  Springfield ThunderbirdsAHL51 8 3139 40|