Jared McCann Bio: NHL, Contract, Injury & Girlfriend

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Jared McCann is a professional Canadian ice hockey player in the National Hockey League (NHL). He currently plays as left-wing for the professional ice hockey team Pittsburgh Penguins.

Previously he played for several other teams like Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, Vancouver Canucks, and Florida Panthers.

Jared turned pro in 2014 after being selected by the Vancouver Canucks as the 24th overall pick in the NHL draft.

Moreover, Jared has played for six head coaches, benched, been scratched, and even sent down to the minors in his career. He is a gifted playmaker who skates well, accelerating quickly and with strong mobility.

Jared McCann
Jared McCann is a professional ice hockey player.

All in all, Jared is a versatile player who is enough to play centre or wing and also contribute to the power play. The Canadian native plays with a high level of determination and a competitive edge.

Today, let’s dive into the life of Jared McCann and discuss all his incredible ice hockey journey. 

But, before diving into his life, let’s have a glance at some of the quick facts about him.

Quick Facts:

Full Name Jared McCann
Birth Date May 31, 1996
Birth Place Stratford, Ontario, Canada
Nick Name Jared
Age 27 years old
Nationality Canadian
Ethnicity Unknown
Education Unknown
Horoscope Gemini
Father’s Name Erin McCann
Mother’s Name Matt McCann
Siblings Two Brothers: Justin McCann & Jordan McCann

One sister: Jaimie McCann

Height 6’1″ (185 cm)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb)
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Black
Build Athletic
Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend Valerie
Children No
Profession Ice Hockey Player
Shoots Left
Position Forward, Center
Active since 2015-present
Current team Pittsburgh Penguins
Former teams Vancouver Canucks
Florida Panthers
NHL Draft 2014 (Vancouver Canucks)
Career Earnings $6,886,837
Salary $3,380,000
Pittsburgh Penguins Merch Jersey, Gear
 Merch Star Rookie Card, Signature
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Last Update May, 2024

Where is Jared McCann from? Early Life & Family

Jared McCann, a professional ice hockey player, was born in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, to Erin McCann and Matt McCann.

Aside from his parents, Jared has a brother named Justin McCann and a sister named Jaimie McCann. Not to mention, he also has a half-brother, Jordan McCann.

Before Jared was born, his mother was told by the doctors that giving birth would be difficult and a bad choice for her health.

So Erin and Matt adopted a son( Justin McCann) from Guatemala.

A young Jared McCann with his father
A young Jared McCann with his father, Erin McCann.

However, a couple of months later, Erin McCann wound up pregnant and gave birth to Jared’s older sister, Jaimie McCann. Likewise, after that, Jared McCann was born.

Moreover, Jared was raised in Stratford, Ontario, alongside his brother and sisters. Ontario town used to remain frozen a lot of the time, so Jared spent most of his childhood playing ice hockey.

Besides this, the details of his academics and educational background are unknown. But we will make sure to update it here if we get some information about it. 

How Old is Jared McCann? Age, Height, and Weight

Having born in the year, 1996 makes Jared age 27 years old at the moment.

Likewise, McCann celebrates his birthday every year on May 31 under the Gemini star sign. 

Moreover, McCann stands at an astounding height of 6 feet 1 inch ( 1.85 cm) and weighs around 85 kg (187 lbs). His years of training in the ice have granted him a balanced and well-toned physique.

Other than that, Jared is a charismatic man who looks splendid with those black eyes and brown-colored hair. He is Canadian by Nationality.

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Jared McCann | Ice Hockey Career

Early Career

When it comes to Jared, there are not many details on his early career. But from what we know, Jared has been playing ice hockey since he was a kid.

Hence, from childhood, McCann had wanted to pursue a professional ice hockey career. As a youth, Jared played in the major junior ice hockey team Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.

While Playing with the Sault, Jared was recognized for his outstanding performance and was also named the Ontario Hockey League Second All-Rookie Team.

Notably, he was also ranked 10th amongst the North American skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings.

Moreover, the Canadian player also took part in the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament as Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 team member. There he played incredibly and won the gold medal with Team Canada.

Professional Career

Jared started his professional NHL career with Vancouver Canucks after getting selected as the 24th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

Likewise, he finally made his NHL debut against the Calgary Flames on October 7, 2015. He scored his first NHL goal against the Calgary Flames in his second game and scored five goals in his first nine games.

Later, he finished with 18 points in 69 games. In the 2016 season, Vancouver Canucks traded Jared to the Florida Panthers in exchange for Erik Gudbranson.

Moreover, McCann split the 2016-2017 season between Florida and Springfield of the American Hockey League.

Jared McCann inside the rink
The professional ice hockey player Jared McCann is inside the rink.

He appeared in 68 games with Florida Panthers, producing (19) career-highs in assists, (28) points, and (9) career-high in goals.

Notably, Jared was also named American Hockey League Player of the Week on April 16, 2017, for his incredible performance in AHL.  

Further, in the 2019 season, McCann was traded by the Florida Panthers to the Pittsburgh Penguins. He debuted with the Pittsburgh against the Ottawa Senators with a 5-3 win.

All in all, Jared appeared in 66 games with the Penguins in the 2019 season. Notably, he also appeared in three Stanley Cup Qualifiers games for Pittsburgh.

In 2020 Jared again re-signed to a two-year contract with the Penguins.

Over the course of his career split between Penguins, Panthers, and the Canucks, McCann has tallied 71 assists and 52 goals in 310 games.

Later on, the ice hockey player was traded to  Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Filip Hållander and a 7th-round pick on July 17, 2021.

You can check Jared Scouting Report here.

International Career

Jared was named to his first Team Canada roster in the 2019 IIHF World Championship on April 29, 2019.

That season, he also helped Canada progress through the playoff rounds against Finland and finished with the Silver Medal.

Jared McCann | NHL Highlights and Awards

                    Award                         Year
ALLIANCE Player of the Year 2012
Second All-Rookie Team 2012-2013
CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game 2014

How much does Jared McCann earn? Net Worth and Income

Jared McCann has come a long way since following the path that he has a passion for. Because of his successful career as a professional ice hockey player, Jared has garnered much fame and attention.

But it’s not just the name and fame that Jared has earned all these years. His success has earned him significant wealth as well.

All the teams that Jared has been associated with have paid him well.

Sadly, his exact net worth amount is unknown at the moment. Nevertheless, some sources claim that his net worth to be over $1 million.

Reportedly, Jared signed a two-year contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins worth $5,880,000 with a salary cap hit of $2.94 million back in 2020.

Moreover, to this date, Jared has made $6,886,837 from his successful NHL career.  As for his salary, the talented ice hockey player makes around $3,380,000 in his yearly paycheck.

Also, with Jared’s performance improving day by day, we can imagine how high his net worth and income will be in the upcoming years.

Aside from this, Jared has yet to reveal his endorsement deals and other assets for public knowledge.

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Net Worth of Jared McCann in Different Currencies

Below is the net worth of Jared McCann in different currencies, including the Euro and Pound.

Currency Net Worth
Euro 862,135 
Pound Sterling £727,431 
Australian Dollar A$1,348,086 
Canadian Dollar C$1,237,730 
Indian Rupee 75,035,000 
BitCoin ฿16 

Does Jared McCann have a girlfriend? Personal Life and Girlfriend

Just like Jared’s professional life, his personal life is also a hot topic to many of his fans. McCann fans must be wondering who his girlfriend is? Is he single or married?

Well, to let it out, the talented ice hockey player isn’t single and is in a romantic relationship with a beautiful girl named Valerie.

Sadly, the couple lives a very private life, so there is no information about how they first met and started dating.

Nonetheless, they choose to remain secretive about their love life, and we should all respect their privacy. Maybe, they will let it out when they feel like it.

Jared McCann with his girlfriend
Jared McCann with his girlfriend, Valerie.

Besides all, one thing can be said that McCann looks perfect and happy with Valerie. He frequently posts pictures with his girlfriend sharing their beautiful moments on his Instagram handle.

Likewise, to date, everything seems to be going well with the lovely couple, and they are having a good time with each other.

If something interesting comes out regarding their love life, we will surely update you guys about it.

Besides his love life, Jared also keeps an interest in traveling. McCann likes hanging out with his family and friends in his free time. He is a fun-loving and lively person.

Read about another Ice hockey player: <<Connor Clifton Bio: NHL Career, Family, Girlfriend & Net Worth>>

Social Media Presence:

Instagram account: 35.1k Followers

Twitter account: 13.8k Followers

Some FAQs:

Where was Jared McCann traded?

Jared McCann was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins and Nick Bjugstad on February 1, 2019, in exchange for Riley Sheahan and Derick Brassard.

What position does Jared McCann play?

Jared McCann is a professional ice hockey player of the National Hockey League(NHL). He plays in forward and center positions. 

Who is Jared McCann’s agent?

Joseph Resnick is the agent of Jared McCann.

How many even-strength goals does Jared McCann have with the Pittsburgh Penguins?

To date, Jared has scored 26 even-strength goals for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

What stick and skates does Jared McCann use?

Jared McCann uses CCM Jetspeed FT3 Pro stick and Bauer, Supreme 2S PRO skates.

What gloves does Jared McCann wear?

Jared McCann wears CCM Jetspeed FT1 gloves.

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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