The 24-year-old is in his fourth season in the pros and this is his first-ever recall to the NHL. McGregor, originally a sixth-round pick by Toronto back in 2017 but went unsigned, has played in 19 games with the Roadrunners this season but is off to a slow start, notching just two goals and two assists. This performance comes on the heels of a 12-goal, 18-point effort in 2022-23.
With those numbers, it might be surprising that it’s not Jan Jenik getting recalled; he had just been sent down earlier this week. However, at this point, it makes more sense for Jenik to see some regular action in the minors instead of regularly getting shuffled back and forth while seeing sporadic playing time.
McGregor is playing on his first post-entry-level deal, a two-way agreement worth $775K at the NHL level. He’s set to once again be a restricted free agent this summer.