John MacLean (ice hockey)

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John MacLean
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Born (1964-11-20) November 20, 1964 (age 50)
Oshawa, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for New Jersey Devils
San Jose Sharks
New York Rangers
Dallas Stars
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 6th overall, 1983
New Jersey Devils
Playing career 1983–2002

John Harold MacLean[1] (born November 20, 1964) is a former Canadian ice hockey player, and former head coach of the New Jersey Devils. He was most recently an assistant coach with the Carolina Hurricanes. He spent the majority of his playing career as a member of the New Jersey Devils and also spent time with the San Jose Sharks, New York Rangers and Dallas Stars.

Playing career[edit]

John MacLean was selected 6th overall in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft. He was selected as the 1st choice of the New Jersey Devils. MacLean made his Devils debut on October 5, 1983 against the New York Rangers. Perhaps his most memorable moment as a Devil came on April 3, 1988, when he scored a goal in overtime against the Chicago Blackhawks to send the Devils to the playoffs for the first time. Following this breakthrough year, MacLean notched three straight 40-goal seasons before he was forced to miss the 1991–92 season due to a serious knee injury. During his tenure with the Devils, MacLean won the Stanley Cup in 1995 while serving as the team's alternate captain. He remained with the Devils until December 7, 1997 when he was traded to the San Jose Sharks. After finishing the 1997–98 season with the Sharks, MacLean signed as a free agent with the New York Rangers in July 1998. The Rangers traded MacLean to the Dallas Stars in February 2001. On June 7, 2002 John MacLean retired from hockey after 18 seasons. He played a total 1,194 games, scoring 413 goals, adding 429 assists for 842 career points, and was the all time leading scorer for the New Jersey Devils until March 17, 2009, when his record was surpassed by Patrik Eliáš.

MacLean has been a resident of Verona, New Jersey since 1991.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

In September 2002, MacLean joined the coaching staff of the New Jersey Devils, and served as an assistant coach until July 2009. He earned his second Stanley Cup, as an assistant coach, in 2003. In 2007, John was a candidate for the head coach position but the job was given to Brent Sutter and MacLean remained as assistant coach.

On June 9, 2009, Brent Sutter resigned as head coach of the Devils and remarked that MacLean was ready to be head coach. On July 13, 2009, John MacLean was named head coach of the Lowell Devils.

On June 17, 2010, MacLean was named head coach of the New Jersey Devils.[3]

On December 23, 2010, the Devils were sporting a 9–22–2 record and sitting in last place in the Eastern Conference. MacLean was fired from his coaching position.

On December 1, 2011, the Carolina Hurricanes, after hiring Kirk Muller as their new head coach, hired John Maclean as an assistant coach. Maclean, along with fellow assistant coach Dave Lewis, was relieved of his duties on May 5, 2014.[4]

Awards[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1981–82 Oshawa Generals OHL 67 17 22 39 197 12 3 6 9 63
1982–83 Oshawa Generals OHL 66 47 51 98 138 17 18 20 38 35
1983–84 Oshawa Generals OHL 30 23 36 59 58 7 2 5 7 18
1983–84 New Jersey Devils NHL 23 1 0 1 10
1984–85 New Jersey Devils NHL 61 13 20 33 44
1985–86 New Jersey Devils NHL 74 21 36 57 112
1986–87 New Jersey Devils NHL 80 31 36 67 120
1987–88 New Jersey Devils NHL 76 23 16 39 147 20 7 11 18 60
1988–89 New Jersey Devils NHL 74 42 45 87 122
1989–90 New Jersey Devils NHL 80 41 38 79 80 6 4 1 5 12
1990–91 New Jersey Devils NHL 78 45 33 78 150 7 5 3 8 20
1991–92 New Jersey Devils NHL DNP DNP
1992–93 New Jersey Devils NHL 80 24 24 48 102 5 0 1 1 10
1993–94 New Jersey Devils NHL 80 37 33 70 95 20 6 10 16 22
1994–95 New Jersey Devils NHL 46 17 12 29 32 20 5 13 18 14
1995–96 New Jersey Devils NHL 76 20 28 48 91
1996–97 New Jersey Devils NHL 80 29 25 54 49 10 4 5 9 4
1997–98 New Jersey Devils NHL 26 3 8 11 14
1997–98 San Jose Sharks NHL 51 13 19 32 28 6 2 3 5 4
1998–99 New York Rangers NHL 82 28 27 55 46
1999–00 New York Rangers NHL 77 18 24 42 52
2000–01 Manitoba Moose IHL 32 6 12 18 28
2000–01 New York Rangers NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2000–01 Dallas Stars NHL 28 4 2 6 17 10 2 1 3 6
2001–02 Utah Grizzlies AHL 5 0 1 1 4
2001–02 Dallas Stars NHL 20 3 3 6 17
NHL totals 1194 413 429 842 1328 104 35 48 83 152

Coaching record[edit]

NHL coaching record[edit]

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
Won Lost OT/SO Win % Finish Won Lost Result
NJ 2010-11 9 22 2 .290 4th in Atlantic Division - - Fired Mid-Season
Total 9 22 2 .290 0 Division
Championships
0 0 0 Stanley Cups

AHL statistics[edit]

Season Team Games Won Lost Tied OTL SOL Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing
2009–10 Lowell (AHL) 80 39 31 4 6 88 239 232 4th, Atlantic

Records[edit]

  • New Jersey Devils franchise record for power play points (197)
  • New Jersey season points leader: 1988–89 (87), 1990–91 (78)
  • New Jersey season goals leader: 1988–89 (42), 1989–90 (41), 1990–91 (45), 1993–94 (37), 1996–97 (29, tie)
  • New Jersey playoffs points leader: 1991 (8, tie), 1997 (9)
  • New Jersey playoffs goals leader: 1990 (4), 1991 (5), 1997 (4, tie)
  • New Jersey playoffs assists leader: 1997 (5)
  • San Jose Sharks playoffs points leader: 1998 (5, tie)
  • San Jose Sharks playoffs goals leader: 1998 (2, tie)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "John Harold MacLean". Legendsofhockey.net. 
  2. ^ Kensik, Edward. "Verona resident named New Jersey Devils coach", Verona-Cedar Grove Times, July 8, 2010. Accessed December 23, 2014. "While MacLean is a rookie head coach in the NHL, he is not a rookie to Verona. MacLean seemed in amazement when asked how long he has lived in Verona. MacLean has lived in the township since 1991 and is one of the rare ones in professional sports to stay in one area for a long period of time."
  3. ^ "Devils hire John MacLean as coach". 2010-06-17. Retrieved 2010-06-17. 
  4. ^ "Hurricanes Relieve Muller, Lewis, MacLean of Coaching Duties". Retrieved 2014-05-05. 

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Preceded by
Ken Daneyko
New Jersey Devils first round draft pick
1983
Succeeded by
Kirk Muller
Preceded by
Jacques Lemaire
Head coach of the New Jersey Devils
2010
Succeeded by
Jacques Lemaire