In the midst of the most successful season in his entire hockey career, Canadiens prospect Michael McCarron has been traded away from the London Knights. McCarron is off to the Oshawa Generals in exchange for two second round picks, a third round pick, Cliff Pu, and Josh Sterk.
McCarron is coming off of a six point (three goals, three assists) game to close out 2014, and his career with the Knights, a solid jumping off point for his new team. The question though, is whether this trade derails the progress he has made in his game at all.
After a disappointing rookie season in the Ontario Hockey League where he scored just 34 points in 66 games, McCarron is off to a torrid pace in 2014-15, already at 40 points in just 25 games, including 21 goals, and drawing rave reviews from OHL scouts as one of the best defensive centres in the league. McCarron's current points pace would see him put up 72 more points over 66 games than last season, which is incredible.
Oshawa is an even stronger team than London, with a 27-5-1 record, so McCarron will have a real shot at playing for the Memorial Cup. Hopefully he can take advantage of this huge opportunity.