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Fantasy Summary

A shifty scoring winger with a heavy wrist shot which he gets off quickly. Longshot prospect, but has top-six upside.


Observations

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September 2019 – McGrew posted 54 points in 61 games with the Spokane Chiefs last season. His totals represent a vast improvement from the year prior as he finally landed a consistent top six role. That being said, there are concerns about where McGrew fits in at this stage of his career. He is not at the level that will see him get an opportunity in the top six with the Barracuda, and his game does not say bottom six forward to me either. He could be headed back to junior for his overage season. Chris Legg

January 2019 – McGrew has matched his goal total of 19 from last season and he’s done it in nearly half as many games. It’s been a nice bounce back year for McGrew, who was slow out of the gate last season following a season missed to injury. He is playing in a top six role for the Spokane Chiefs and succeeding there, which is a good sign for his development. He is currently tied for second on the Chiefs in goals. All you can ask to see is improvement year after year and so far McGrew is on the right path. Chris Legg

 

September 2018 – Jake McGrew has been returned to the WHL’s Spokane Chiefs from San Jose Sharks training camp. McGrew was something of a wild card coming into this off-season with the Sharks, having only played 65 WHL games last season after missing the entire 2016-2017 season with a knee injury. McGrew answered some questions about his development at Sharks camp and was rewarded with an entry-level deal. He was one of the Sharks most impressive forward prospects at the rookie tournament in Vegas as well. Now it will be up to McGrew to finally show that he can perform in the WHL, Spokane is expected to rely heavily on him in an offensive role this season. Chris Legg

 

July 2018 – After sitting out the entire 2016-17 season with a knee injury, McGrew got into 65 games with the WHL’s Spokane Chiefs registering 38 points. These aren’t exactly numbers to write home about but it stands to reason a year off of hockey would hinder his development. This coming season should tell us more about what McGrew is as a player but as of now, an NHL career seems unlikely. Chris Legg

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.0
NHL Certainty 3.5
Country USA
Position RW
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth February 25, 1999
Height 5‘10”
Weight 185 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 6; Overall: 159

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2008-2009 Western Selects Brick Invitational5 7 411 4|Playoffs1 0 11
 2010-2011 Los Angeles Jr. Kings QC Int PW2 0 00 0|        
 2011-2012 Los Angeles Selects (Peewee)QC Int PW7 5 813 2|        
 2013-2014 Los Angeles Jr. Kings 14U AAA14U AAA16 13 1629 64|        
 2014-2015 Team Gold USA-S155 2 13 -|        
  Los Angeles Jr. Kings 16U AAAT1EHL 16U24 6 511 18|Playoffs4 0 00
 2015-2016 Team Columbia USA-S165 3 58 4|        
  Los Angeles Jr. Kings 16U AAAT1EHL 16U32 29 1847 28|Playoffs3 0 00
 2016-2017 Team Red USA-S175 4 59 -|        
  Spokane ChiefsWHL0 0 00 0|        
 2017-2018 Spokane ChiefsWHL65 19 1938 23|Playoffs7 2 46 10 
 2018-2019 Spokane ChiefsWHL61 31 2354 40|Playoffs14 2 57
 2019-2020 Spokane ChiefsWHL6 5 38 9|        
 2020-2021 San Jose BarracudaAHL- - -- -|        

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