‘Canes McGinn named NHL Third Star of the Week

RALEIGH, NC – Carolina Hurricanes forward Brock McGinn was named the National Hockey League’s Third Star of the Week for the week ending January 15th.  McGinn joins Brad Marchand of the Boston Bruins, who was named the league’s second star of the week, and Nicklas Backstrom of the Washington Capitals, who was named the first star of the week overall.

During the Hurricanes three home wins inside Raleigh’s PNC Arena, in which the Hurricanes are 14-1-1 in their last 16 home games, against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Buffalo Sabres, and New York Islanders, McGinn, 22, would score four goals, while earning three assists(7 points) to go along with plus-5 plus/minus rating.  A native of Fergus, Ontario Canada, McGinn would score his second goal of the season in the game on Tuesday night at home against the Blue Jackets, and would follow it up with a two-goal outing, including the game-winner in Friday’s win over Buffalo at PNC Arena.  In Saturday’s 7-4 win for Carolina over the New York Islanders, McGinn would have a four-point game, scoring a goal and earning three assists, as the Hurricanes now find themselves one point behind the Philadelphia Flyers for the league’s second Wild Card spot.

McGinn(6’0″, 185 lbs.) was selected by the Hurricanes in the second round, 47th overall, of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and made his NHL debut in October of 2015, scoring eight goals and earning eight assists(16 points) in 47 career NHL games, all with Carolina, including five goals and seven assists(12 points) in 27 games played this season with the Hurricanes.

The Carolina Hurricanes(21-15-7; 49 points), winners of four-straight games so far, will return to action on Tuesday night in Columbus as they take on their Metropolitan Division rivals, the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena(7:00 p.m., Fox Sports Carolinas; Hurricanes Radio Network), while their next home game at PNC Arena in Raleigh will be on Friday night as they welcome in the Pittsburgh Penguins(7:00 p.m., Fox Sports Carolinas, Hurricanes Radio Network).