The Sharks re-signed left winger Jamie McGinn to a one year contract. The contract is a two-way deal worth $680K in the NHL and $105K in the AHL. If the Sharks want to send him down, he would have to pass through waivers.
McGinn started the year on the third line, but he really struggled. He scored his only goal of the season in his 45th game. He was sent to the minors right before the all-star break and did not return until the playoffs. Casual hockey fans will probably recognize McGinn’s name because of the two major penalties he took during the playoffs. One of them was a charging penalty on Brad Richardson late in regulation during Game 6 against the Kings. The Sharks killed off the penalty and won in overtime. He also took a boarding penalty in the third period of Game 3 against the Canucks, which knocked Aaron Rome out of the game. The Sharks allowed two goals on the major penalty, but they won the game for their only win in the series. During the regular season, McGinn only scored one goal and had five assists in 49 games. He had nine goals and 11 assists in 30 games with Worcester. In seven playoff games, he had one assist and 30 penalty minutes.
McGinn will probably play the left wing on the fourth line, but he could play on the third line if the Sharks don’t sign a free agent to play there.