It seems that for the last few Philadelphia Flyers games you can’t read through the boxscore without seeing the name Tye McGinn. Now we are all thinking the same thing: Where did this guy come from?
He started in the OHL in Ottawa playing for the 67s in the 2007-08 season. With a less than overwhelming 11 points in 59 games, he was cut by the 67s and travelled to the QMJL to play for Gatineau where he blossomed as a player. His first season with the Olympiques he got 30 points in 48 games. The next season he was the Olympiques most important forward with 27 goals and 35 assists wearing the “A” on his jersey. His last year with Gatineau he got 31 goals and 33 assists.
He was drafted by the Flyers in 2010 in round 4, 119th overall, and in July 2011 he was signed to an entry level contract. He spent the 2011-12 season with the Adirondack Phantoms; he scored 12 goals and had 6 assists. He begun this season with the Phantoms, but when Zac Rinaldo was injured in the second game of the season he got the call up to the big show. With injuries to Scott Hartnell and Wayne Simmonds, Tye has spent a couple of games on the first line with Danny Briere and Claude Giroux.
With 5 points in 11 games Tye is definitely showing promise, with a goal in each of his last two games the kid is on a role. He has become a steal of a fourth round pick and doesn’t appear to be stopping anytime soon. He is definitely a player to watch, the name Tye McGinn won’t be soon forgotten.