San Jose Sharks: Jamie McGinn is “Mr. Hustle”

November 11th, 2009 by Andy Bensch Leave a reply »
On Oct. 30, 2008, an extremely unknown rookie winger was playing in just his second career game.

After receiving just 5:35 in ice time two days earlier in his first career game, it wasn't likely that Jamie McGinn would see much more time on the rink against the defending Stanley Cup Champion Detroit Red Wings.

But while playing just a little over seven minutes, McGinn scored his first career goal to give the Sharks a 2-1 lead about half-way through the second period.

The young forward would later add an assist, but it was his hard-working goal that made almost all Sharks fans cheer while asking the same thing: Who the heck is Jamie McGinn?

In total, McGinn appeared in just 35 games last season, contributing a pedestrian six points (four goals, two assists) and a minus-six plus/minus rating.

However, his work ethic and tenacity on the fore-check in limited time with the Sharks allowed for fans to have some heightened expectations for McGinn coming into this season.

But early on this year, the McGinn who came out of nowhere to score that clutch goal against the Red Wings was nowhere to be found.

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