Jared McIsaac

Detroit Red Wings
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Fantasy Summary

All-around defender with top-pair upside.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.5
NHL Certainty 8.5
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth March 27, 2000
Height 6‘1”
Weight 191 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 2; Overall: 36

Observations

May 2020 – This season, McIsaac bounced back from his shoulder surgery like nothing ever happened. After joining Moncton via trade after just three games with Halifax, he stamped his mark on the 2019-20 QMJHL season. McIsaac picked up where he left off, showcasing his abilities his own end by way of stellar gap control, a little bit of nasty and smart decisions on the puck. I project that he is going to again, be dominant in the QMJHL again next season, continuing his development nicely. Ashley Glover

 

June 2019 – McIsaac will require 5-6 months recovery time after undergoing shoulder surgery. The Red Wings second round pick from 2018 finished second in scoring among defensemen in the QMJHL this year, with 62 points in 53 games, despite playing the second half of the season with the shoulder injury. Mark Hillier

 

December 2018 – One of two Red Wings second round picks in 2018, McIsaac is off to a great season so far for the Halifax Mooseheads of the QMJHL putting up almost a point a game so far. He also made Team Canada this year and will help them compete for gold at the 2019 World Junior Hockey Championship in British Columbia.  Formerly the 2nd overall pick in the 2016 QMJHL draft and the defensive rookie of the year in 2016-17, McIsaac is seen mainly as a shut-down defender. However, he played on the power play and led all defensemen on the Halifax Mooseheads last year with 47 points in 65 games in just his second season in junior hockey. McIsaac is a very good skater, has a heavy shot and plays a physical and aggressive game. He’s a strong puck mover with good playmaking instincts and even better defensive abilities, making him very suited for creating turnovers and transitioning the puck to offence. McIsaac is another player that could easily have gone earlier in the draft and is a safe bet by the Wings. McIsaac projects as a potential top pairing minute munching all around NHL defender who has drawn comparisons to Drew Doughty in his style of play. Mark Hillier


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 Dartmouth Whalers Major Bantam NSMBHL 32 12 22 34 30 |          
  Dartmouth Whalers Major Bantam NS Bantam Prov. 2 0 0 0 0 |          
  Team Nova Scotia U14 (ACC) ACC-U14 4 1 3 4 0 |          
 2014-2015 Cole Harbour Wolfpack NSMMHL 32 10 19 29 50 | Playoffs 7 2 5 7
  Team Nova Scotia CWG 6 0 3 3 2 |          
 2015-2016 Cole Harbour Wolfpack NSMMHL 33 14 22 36 44 | Playoffs 9 3 6 9 32 
  Team Nova Scotia QGC-16 5 2 1 3 4 |          
  Canada U16 YOG 6 1 3 4 13 |          
 2016-2017 Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 59 4 28 32 60 | Playoffs 5 0 0 0
  Canada White U17 WHC-17 6 0 2 2 12 |          
  Canada U18 WJC-18 5 0 2 2 4 |          
 2017-2018 Canada U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 1 2 3 4 |          
  Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 65 9 38 47 86 | Playoffs 9 0 4 4
  QMJHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 2 0 0 0 0 |          
  Canada U18 WJC-18 5 1 2 3 4 |          
 2018-2019 Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 53 16 46 62 56 | Playoffs 22 2 14 16 38 
  Halifax Mooseheads M-Cup 4 0 1 1 4 |          
  QMJHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 2 0 0 0 0 |          
  Canada U20 WJC-20 4 0 1 1 4 |          
 2019-2020 Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 3 0 2 2 6 |          
  Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 25 4 13 17 40 |          
  Canada U20 WJC-20 7 1 3 4 8 |          

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