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Fantasy Summary

Power center with good size-skill combination. After a long development period, he’s starting to put together his untapped potential.


Observations

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October 2022- McBain has made the Coyotes opening night roster. He had an excellent rookie and training camp with the team and is expected to play a bottom six role at the start of the season. In 10 contests with Arizona to finish the 2021-22 campaign, McBain had two goals and three points. Keith Duggan

March 2022- The Coyotes wasted little time and signed newly acquired center McBain to a two-year, entry-level contract which will start this year. Unfortunately, McBain has a slight ankle injury (he’s in a walking boot) and will need a little time before suiting up. As of right now though, the injury does not look serious, and Arizona has every intention of giving him a look in the NHL this season. Keith Duggan

March 2022- The Arizona Coyotes have acquired the rights to Jack McBain from Minnesota for a 2022 second-round pick, one that originally belonged to Vancouver. McBain, who just completed his senior season at Boston College, had made it clear recently that he had no intention of signing with the Wild and would become an unrestricted free agent this summer. McBain reportedly felt the Wild were set at center for the foreseeable future and wanted a better opportunity with another team. Minnesota GM Bill Guerin gave McBain’s agent permission to talk with other teams and once his camp determined a handful of destinations, he would trade his rights for a second-round pick. McBain just finished his NCAA career off with an outstanding campaign, scoring 19 goals and 14 assists in just 24 games. The 22-year-old also represented Canada at the 2022 Winter Olympics, tallying one goal and two points in four games. The expectation is that Arizona will sign McBain to an entry-level contract, and he will burn the first year of his deal and play out the season with the Coyotes. Keith Duggan

February 2021 – McBain continues to steadily progress at Boston College, now operating at close to a point per game in his third year. He still very much looks like a four-year project, but his continuing season-by-season developmental trend is a positive arrow. Looks like a bottom-sixer, if anything, at the NHL level after he finishes up his four in college. Sam Happi

April 2019 – During his first season in the NCAA with Boston College, McBain showed flashes of what made him a potential steal in the draft. At 6’4” and 205lbs, he already has a mature body and is likely to put on more size. McBain struggled with offensive consistency this season while adjusting to playing a higher level of competition. His 13 points in 35 games were a bit underwhelming, although the tools showed well so an improvement in his point total is expected next season. While pure speed isn’t an issue, his acceleration continues to plague him. Once he gets up to top speed, he becomes a freight train on skates as he controls the puck well and powers past opposing players. His offensive instincts are good but he could benefit from working on his first few strides as he has trailed plays at times. The center will return to Boston College next season. His fantasy upside is still quite good assuming he matures his game as he develops in the NCAA. Tony Ferrari

July 2018 – McBain was considered a potential first-round pick but eventually ended up sliding all the way to the third round where the Wild took him 63rd overall. McBain finished his second season in the OJHL with 21 goals and 58 points in 48 games but obviously the quality of competition is not that high in the OJHL. Next up, he’ll move on to NCAA hockey and play for Boston College for the next few years.  Jokke Nevalainen

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 6.2
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type NHL
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth January 6, 2000
Height 6‘4”
Weight 205 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 3; Overall: 63

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Don Mills Flyers U14 AAAGTHL U14- - -- -|        
 2013-2014 Don Mills Flyers U14 AAAGTHL U14- - -- -|        
 2014-2015 Don Mills Flyers U15 AAAGTHL U15- - -- -|        
 2015-2016 Don Mills Flyers U16 AAAGTHL U1645 25 4873 44|Playoffs4 3 36 14 
  Don Mills Flyers U16 AAAOHL Cup6 0 88 2|        
  Team GTHL Red OGC-165 5 38 2|        
 2016-2017 Toronto Jr. CanadiensOJHL42 13 2841 36|