Cail MacLean

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Cail MacLean
MacLean,Cail SCStingrays.jpg
Born (1976-09-30) September 30, 1976 (age 38)
Middleton, NS, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 197 lb (89 kg; 14 st 1 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Cleveland Lumberjacks
Cincinnati Mighty Ducks
Indianapolis Ice
Michigan K-Wings
Lowell Lock Monsters
Philadelphia Phantoms
Grand Rapids Griffins
Providence Bruins
Hartford Wolf Pack
Hershey Bears
Bridgeport Sound Tigers
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1997–2008

Cail MacLean (born September 30, 1976 in Middleton, Nova Scotia, Canada) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player who was the assistant coach for the Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League until the 2013-14 season. MacLean spent his first three seasons as a coach with the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL, one season as assistant and two seasons as head coach.

Playing career[edit]

MacLean played his junior career with the Kingston Frontenacs of the OHL. After being skipped over in the NHL Entry Draft, MacLean signed his first professional contract with the ECHL's Jacksonville Lizard Kings in 1997. He played two partial seasons with Jacksonville while also playing games in the AHL and the now defunct IHL.

After signing with the Trenton Titans in 1999 MacLean spent most of the remainder of his career with the ECHL, seeing two full seasons of AHL action with the Hershey Bears (2002–03) and the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (2003–04). He served as the Titans' team captain and led them to the 2001 Kelly Cup finals, where they lost to the South Carolina Stingrays 4 games to 1.[1]

He signed with the Reading Royals in 2004, and spent one season on the team. In 2005 he signed with the South Carolina Stingrays and was named team captain a year later.[2] MacLean spent the remainder of his professional career with the Stingrays, leading them to the 2007–08 American Conference finals where they were bested by the Cincinnati Cyclones 4 games to 1.

Coaching career[edit]

South Carolina Stingrays[edit]

In 2008, MacLean announced his retirement from professional hockey and was named the assistant coach of the Stingrays soon after.[3] He helped lead the Stingrays to the Kelly Cup championship in 2009.

After head coach Jared Bednar stepped down in 2009, MacLean was named the head coach of the team.[4] He spent two seasons (2009–10 and 2010–11) with the Stingrays as head coach before accepting an assistant coaching position with the AHL's Abbotsford Heat in July 2011. MacLean led the Stingrays to two Kelly Cup playoff appearances and an 78-48-18 record during his tenure as head coach.[1] While with the Stingrays, MacLean was selected as the American Conference coach for the 2010 ECHL All-Star Game and was recognized as the runner-up for the ECHL's 2009–10 John Brophy Award.[5][6]

Abbotsford Heat[edit]

MacLean replaced Troy Ward as Abbotsford's assistant coach. Ward was named the Heat's head coach in June 2011, leaving the assistant coach position vacant.[7] MacLean previously played for Ward when Ward was the head coach for the ECHL's Trenton Titans.[1]

Awards[edit]

Coaching[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1993–94 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 53 7 7 14 15 1 0 0 0 0
1994–95 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 65 11 17 28 17 6 0 0 0 0
1995–96 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 66 15 37 52 53 6 2 2 4 2
1996–97 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 60 34 42 76 47 5 1 1 2 2
1997–98 Jacksonville Lizard Kings ECHL 5 1 0 1 4 1 0 0 0 0
1997–98 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 1 0 0 0 0
1997–98 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 7 0 1 1 4
1998–99 Jacksonville Lizard Kings ECHL 40 29 28 57 14
1998–99 Indianapolis Ice IHL 35 13 7 20 20 7 2 2 4 0
1999–00 Trenton Titans ECHL 50 34 25 59 24 14 10 5 15 6
1999–00 Michigan K-Wings IHL 14 0 3 3 6
1999–00 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 5 0 1 1 0
1999–00 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 3 0 0 0 0
2000–01 Trenton Titans ECHL 49 28 17 45 26 19 13 4 17 10
2000–01 Grand Rapids Griffins IHL 16 2 0 2 0
2000–01 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 9 0 1 1 4
2001–02 Providence Bruins AHL 9 1 0 1 0
2001–02 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 1 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Trenton Titans ECHL 41 17 17 34 18
2001–02 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 3 0 1 1 0
2001–02 Hershey Bears AHL 21 4 6 10 4 6 0 0 0 0
2002–03 Hershey Bears AHL 74 16 13 29 14 5 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 61 6 10 16 16 7 1 0 1 0
2004–05 Reading Royals ECHL 59 23 19 42 42 8 2 1 3 2
2004–05 Hershey Bears AHL 14 0 0 0 4
2005–06 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 46 17 16 33 42 6 2 2 4 4
2006–07 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 60 25 33 58 58
2007–08 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 63 21 25 46 30 20 2 9 11 14
AHL totals 207 27 33 60 46 18 1 0 1 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Miller, Andrew (2011-07-21). "Stingrays head coach taking job with Abbotsford Heat". Post and Courier. Retrieved 2011-07-21.
  2. ^ Miller, Andrew (2006-07-27). "Maclean new Rays captain". Post and Courier. Retrieved 2011-07-21.
  3. ^ Miller, Andrew (2007-04-27). "Rays choose Bednar". Post and Courier. Retrieved 2010-11-04.
  4. ^ Miller, Andrew (2009-07-02). "Reins change hands". Post and Courier. Retrieved 2011-07-21.
  5. ^ a b Press release (2010-01-03). "All-Star coaches announced". ECHL. Retrieved 2011-01-07.
  6. ^ a b Press release (2010-04-06). Idaho's Laxdal receives John Brophy Award. ECHL. Retrieved 2011-01-07.
  7. ^ Tucker, Cam (2011-06-30). "Updated: Troy Ward named Abbotsford Heat head coach". Abbotsford Times. Retrieved 2011-07-21.

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Preceded by
Troy Ward
Abbotsford Heat assistant coach
2011–current
Succeeded by
current
Preceded by
Jared Bednar
South Carolina Stingrays head coach
20092011
Succeeded by
Spencer Carbery