Kraken Forward Calls Out The Team That Drafted Him For Ruining his Career

Published July 7, 2023 at 0:07

Seattle Kraken star forward Jared McCann has dropped a bomb on the hockey universe by calling out his former organization the Vancouver Canucks.

McCann who was drafted 24th overall in 2014 by the Canucks didn't last long with the organization and was traded to the Florida Panthers in exchange for Erik Gudbranson on May 25th 2016.

Fast forward seven years later and McCann shared his thoughts on what went down during his time as a Canuck.

Rushed to The Show

On a podcast with former NHLer Luke Gazdic, McCann didn't hesitate to let loose on how his early NHL career went.

"I could've used a year in the AHL...I think they did give up on me early, I really do. Mentally, it affected me a lot. [I] was in a dark place."- Jared McCann

McCann is referring to his rookie NHL season where he went straight from major junior into the NHL and played 69 games foe the 2015/16 Canucks scoring nine goals and nine assists for 18 points.

McCann spent the whole year in Vancouver, and was not released for the 2016 World Junior Championship.

That was his only season in Vancouver as he was traded to Florida in May of 2016.

Some people on Twitter pointed out that McCann struggled in stops with Florida and Pittsburgh before breaking out in Seattle.

Late Bloomer

Leaving Vancouver was the best thing that could have happened to Jared McCann as after bouncing through a couple of teams, he has really found his home with the up and coming Seattle Kraken.

After tallying 27 goals in Seattle's inaugural season, McCann went off for a 40 goal 70 point year this season.

Meanwhile, seven years later, the Vancouver Canucks are stuck in nuetral, and could really use a player like McCann.
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Kraken Forward Calls Out The Team That Drafted Him For Ruining his Career

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