DALLAS, TEXAS – Just call him Motor City McIsaac.
Truro native Jared McIsaac has been drafted by the NHL’s storied Detroit Red Wings as a second-round pick.
Overall, McIsaac was taken 36th in a draft that’s been favouring defencemen, hosted by the Dallas Stars.
The 6-ft. 1-in. two-way rearguard was taken from the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
McIsaac grew up playing his minor hockey in Truro. His family moved to Dartmouth in 2013. He played major midget with Cole Harbour and was the second overall pick in the 2016 QMJHL draft, going to the Mooseheads. He’s starred with Halifax for two seasons and represented Canada twice at two under-18 world championships.
NHL Central Scouting described McIsaac as: very good puck moving defenceman that sees the ice exceptionally well – strong skater with mobility that can move pucks up ice quickly – supports the rush and distributes the puck well on the power play – effective utilizing good feet and physical game to defend – good stick to puck technique and positioning in defensive zone.
McIsaac attended the draft in Dallas accompanied by a number of family members.