Sean Maguire

Unrestricted Free Agent
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Fantasy Summary

After a promising college career, Maguire’s struggles at the pro level have all but eliminated him from all fantasy radars.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.0
NHL Certainty 1.5
Country CAN
Position G
Roster Type Free Agent
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth February 2, 1993
Height 6‘2”
Weight 203 lbs
Drafted 2012 Round 4; Overall: 113

Observations

December 2017- Maguire has been traded to the Arizona Coyotes along with Josh Archibald and a 2019 sixth-round draft pick for goalie Michael Leighton and a 2019 fourth-round draft pick. Shortly after the trade, the Coyotes announced that Maguire has been assigned to Fort Wayne of the ECHL. The trade gives the Penguins a veteran goalie for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton while giving the Coyotes some goaltender depth behind the youngsters in Tucson of Adin Hill and Hunter Miska, who so far have played very well in the AHL. Keith Duggan

 

December 2017 – The 24-year-old was promoted Nov. 27 from the ECHL to the AHL in a domino effect after Pittsburgh starter Matt Murray was felled for two to four weeks by an injury to his right leg. Although Maguire posted an 8-3 record with the Wheeling Nailers, he did so with unimpressive 3.28 and .910 stats. He was temporarily listed as the lone netminder on Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s roster after Casey DeSmith was called up to be Tristan Jarry’s NHL backup and the AHL Penguins released Colin Stevens from his professional tryout contract. Mark Allan

 

September 2017 – Unsurprisingly, Maguire was sent to Pittsburgh’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton AHL affiliate. He’s behind other 25-year-olds because he missed his entire junior season at Boston College due to persistent concussion symptoms. If he ever makes the NHL it will be after at least one or two seasons in the minors. Mark Allan

 

June 2017 – His development slowed by concussion issues, the 6-2 puckstopper endured a difficult ECHL season with the Wheeling Nailers. In his first pro campaign, the former Boston College goaltender had a 14-16-4 record based on a 3.20 GAA and .897 save percentage. Already 25, he has one more season on his ELC to impress the Penguins’ braintrust. Maguire could move better laterally, but he’s determined. Mark Allan

February 2017 – The good news is that Maguire is playing again after recovering from persistent concussion symptoms. The bad news is that he’s feeling his way around the ECHL instead of the AHL. He has a 10-7-3 record for the Wheeling Nailers with two shutouts offsetting so-so peripherals of 2.87 and .904. Considering the concussion cost him his entire junior season at Boston U, perhaps it’s just as well he finds his bearings in the ECHL. He’s a long-range project. Mark Allan

October 2016 – It’s not safe to be a netminder in the Penguins’ system these days. Matt Murray’s broken hand suffered at the World Cup is well-known but less-publicized is the fact that Maguire has yet to play for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this season due to the lingering effects of a concussion that cost him his entire junior season at Boston University. Maguire, who parlayed three strong seasons at BU into a two-year, entry-level deal with Pittsburgh, is out for a total of four to six weeks. Maguire has a shot at an NHL career, but not if the effects of the concussion keep holding him back. Mark Allan

June 2016 – A canny depth signing after graduating from Boston University, Maguire will have some time to ripen in the minors, where he has one scoreless 13-minute stint in the AHL. He could use some development time because he missed his entire junior season due to a concussion. Mark Allan

April 2016 – Pittsburgh signed Maguire to a two-year entry-level contract after he completed four years at Boston University. Maguire will initially join Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL on an amateur tryout contract. After his junior season was derailed by a concussion issue, the 23-year-old had a solid senior season with the Terriers, recording a 13-9-1 record with a 2.41 GAA, .920 save percentage and two shutouts in 25 games. He starred in the Beanpot tournament, stopping 65 of 67 shots and being named MVP in spite of BU losing to Boston College in the championship game. Maguire caught the Penguins’ attention in 2011 when he led Team Canada West to a gold medal and was named top goaltender at the World Junior-A Challenge.

Although undersized in today’s forest of goalie redwoods, Maguire has a large frame as well as good natural talent. His hybrid style is augmented by good lateral movement and an even-keel temperament, although he sometimes scrambles in his crease. He missed a season of development when a concussion sidelined him for his entire junior season so the Penguins, who have young prospects Matt Murray and Tristan Jarry ahead of him, will likely be patient with Maguire. Mark Allan


Stats

 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2009-2010 North Island Silvertips BCMML 20 - - | Playoffs 1 - -
 2010-2011 Powell River Kings BCHL 15 2.50 .903 | Playoffs 2 1.38 .938
 2011-2012 Powell River Kings BCHL 31 2.33 .913 | Playoffs 15 2.08 .935
  Canada West U19 WJAC-19 4 1.49 .942 |        
 2012-2013 Boston Univ. NCAA 21 2.54 .926 |        
 2013-2014 Boston Univ. NCAA 16 2.90 .919 |        
 2014-2015 Boston Univ. NCAA 0 - - |        
 2015-2016 Boston Univ. NCAA 25 2.41 .920 |        
  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 1 0.00 1.000 |        
 2016-2017 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 1 4.00 .846 | Playoffs 0 - -
  Wheeling Nailers ECHL 35 3.20 .897 |        
 2017-2018 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 4 2.19 .924 |        
  Wheeling Nailers ECHL 12 3.28 .910 |        
  Fort Wayne Komets ECHL 2 4.78 .842 |        
  Utah Grizzlies ECHL 11 4.05 .857 |        

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