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Trade: Sharks grab Tye McGinn from Flyers for third-rounder

Jul 2, 2014, 6:15 PM EDT

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The San Jose Sharks are ready to reacquaint themselves with the McGinn family. They employed Jamie McGinn until trading him to Colorado in 2011-12 and added his brother Tye McGinn via a trade that sent their 2015 third-round pick to the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday.

Tye McGinn, 23, still needs a new contract as a restricted free agent. He’s coming off a deal that paid him $775K per year. Cap Geek estimates that San Jose has about $14.32 million in cap space, so they should easily squeeze whatever his new deal would be under the ceiling.

The Flyers selected the big winger in the fourth round (119th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. He scored five points in 18 games in both the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons, so he’s been able to at least get his feet wet at the NHL level.

Philly also signed defenseman Nick Schultz to a one-year deal (via and forward Andrew Gordon to a one-year, two-way contract recently.

  1. WillIEverSeeACupInMyLife? - Jul 2, 2014 at 6:28 PM

    I really liked this kid and hoped he would see regular time with the club this year…oh well

  2. sjsharks66 - Jul 2, 2014 at 6:28 PM

    Would have rather kept his brother.. Oh Wilson…

  3. icelovinbrotha215 - Jul 2, 2014 at 6:28 PM

    Interesting. I think the Flyers like McGinn but are need of cap space. Nice job by Hexy to get a 3rd rounder.

    • WillIEverSeeACupInMyLife? - Jul 2, 2014 at 7:12 PM

      I disagree…they didn’t like him..they kept sending him down

  4. flyerspsu - Jul 2, 2014 at 6:31 PM

    good move to get a 3rd rounder for a guy who was never going to crack the lineup as a regular

  5. drewzducks - Jul 2, 2014 at 6:47 PM

    Nice grab Philly for a guy that couldn’t squeeze into their lineup. Sorry Claude, too soon?

  6. flyboystransport - Jul 2, 2014 at 7:10 PM

    Flyers don’t need cap space if he’s in the minors. ….

  7. statsdolie - Jul 2, 2014 at 7:21 PM

    3rd pick for a classic ahl/nhl tweener up til this point in his career. Yea I can live with that

  8. norcalsportsknowledge - Jul 2, 2014 at 7:44 PM

    Maybe this is a way to lure his brother back in future. I’d bag on Wilson, but I still can’t believe he got a 2&6 rd picks for Stuart. A 6th rd would of been highway robbery for Stuart, not sure how he got a second as well. Gm’s are just throwing around draft picks. They don’t seem to care as long as they aren’t 1st.

  9. skr213 - Jul 2, 2014 at 11:39 PM

    Wilson is spinning his wheels. I’m a bit confused so far by his moves this off-season.

  10. kingsfan93 - Jul 3, 2014 at 1:43 AM

    Did Doug WILSON make sure T. McGinnis wants to play for the Sharks? And not just because it is San Jose.

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