Forward Tye McGinn was on a road trip with the Manitoba Moose on Jan. 3 when he was traded to the Chicago Wolves in exchange for future considerations.
A native of Fergus, Ontario, the 28-year-old McGinn was a fourth-round pick for Philadelphia in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft and has appeared in 89 NHL games across four seasons with the Flyers, San Jose Sharks, Arizona Coyotes and Tampa Bay Lightning.
The 6-foot-3, 205-pound wing produced his first point for the Wolves when he assisted on Tyler Wong’s game-winning goal Wednesday night against the Grand Rapids Griffins. He has been a solid point producer throughout his career as McGinn piled up 88 goals and 83 assists in the 337 regular-season AHL games he appeared in before coming to Chicago.
Q: How has the transition to Chicago been?
A: It’s been good so far. It’s always tough when you get traded on the road, but they’ve been great here so far, getting me in a hotel and everything. The guys have been great, making me feel at home.
Q: Have you played with any of the Wolves in the past?
A: The only person I’ve played with is Alex Gallant. My little brother played with Zac Leslie, so I kind of know him through my brother, but that’s it.
Q: How would you describe your style of play?
A: I would say a power forward. I like to get to the net and play a hard-working game.
Q: Who was your hockey idol growing up?
A: My hockey idol was Joe Sakic. I was a big Colorado fan growing up and watching them win the Cups back in the day, that was who I idolized.”
Q: What is your favorite hockey memory?
A: Probably scoring my first NHL goal (editor’s note: Tye scored it on Jan. 26, 2013, against the Florida Panthers).
Q: What do you do when you’re not at the rink?
A: I’m a big Netflix guy.
Q: What are you watching?
A: The Office, right now.
Q: Is this the first time watching it?
A: It’s about my fourth time.