Carolina Hurricanes: Brock McGinn a key part of the team’s future

RALEIGH, NC - FEBRUARY 10: Brock McGinn /

One of the more intriguing teams to follow in the NHL right now, the Carolina Hurricanes, are creating a strong offensive core for years to come.

Building the roster for the next few years, especially loaded with offensive talent, is a key priority it seems for Carolina Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis. One of the key pieces to the Canes future is a potent young winger in Brock McGinn.

In what has amounted to his most productive season in the league, so far, McGinn has posted an impressive stat line. He also brings a high level of toughness and grit to the ice each game. In total, McGinn has registered 10 goals and 21 points, in 56 games played.

If McGinn continues this level of development over the next few years, he could be a key contributor on the top two forward lines for the Canes for a long time. Head coach Bill Peters seemingly trusts McGinn to play at a high level, and give the offense a jolt of energy every time the team takes the ice.

That kind of confidence from the front office and coaching staff signifies a bright future for the plan for McGinn. He’s surrounded by a large group of young offensive talent on the roster. Outside of McGinn, the Canes have Sebastian Aho, Teuvo Teravainen, Victor Rask, Elias Lindholm, Jeff Skinner, Valentin Zykov, etc. to rely upon.

At this moment, Carolina sits in a solid place for playoff positioning, and that could directly benefit McGinn’s career path. There’s quite a few players on the roster that have never even played in a single playoff game before, namely the ones that have spent their entire career with the organization.

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A finish to the season with at least 15 goals, and 30 points would be a great way to cap things off for McGinn. The front office knows the valuable skill set he brings to the table each and every matchup, and how he fits into the future picture of the franchise.