John MacLean (ice hockey)
November 20, 1964 |
Oshawa, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
|Played for||New Jersey Devils
San Jose Sharks
New York Rangers
|NHL Draft||6th overall, 1983
New Jersey Devils
John MacLean (born November 20, 1964) is a former Canadian ice hockey player, and former head coach of the New Jersey Devils. He is currently 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 
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.
Coaching career 
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.
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.
- Memorial Cup tournament All-Star Team (1983)
- Selected to two NHL All-Star Games, 1989 and 1991
- New Jersey Devils MVP, 1989–90
Career statistics 
|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||New York Rangers||NHL||2||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
Coaching record 
NHL statistics 
|Team||Year||Regular season||Post season|
|NJ||2010–11||33||9||22||2||(79)||4th in Atlantic||Fired|
AHL Statisitics 
|2009–10||Lowell (AHL)||80||39||31||—||4||6||88||239||232||4th, Atlantic|
- 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 
- "Devils hire John MacLean as coach". 2010-06-17. Retrieved 2010-06-17.
- John MacLean's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- John MacLean's biography at Legends of Hockey
- John MacLean's profile at hockeydraftcentral.com
|New Jersey Devils first round draft pick
|Head coach of the New Jersey Devils