Alan May

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Alan May
Born (1965-01-14) January 14, 1965 (age 52)
Barrhead, AB, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Right wing
Shot Right
Played for NHL
Boston Bruins
Edmonton Oilers
Washington Capitals
Dallas Stars
Calgary Flames
Springfield Indians
Nova Scotia Oilers
Maine Mariners
Cape Breton Oilers
New Haven Nighthawks
Orlando Solar Bears
Detroit Vipers
Utah Grizzlies
Houston Aeros
Carolina Thunderbirds
Abilene Aviators
National team  Canada
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1986–1999

Alan Randy May (born January 14, 1965) is a retired Canadian ice hockey player. He is known for being the first player from the ECHL to play in the National Hockey League[1]

May began his NHL career when he was signed as a free agent by the Boston Bruins, although he would spend most of his time in the minors. He later moved on to the Edmonton Oilers; again, he spent most of his time in the minors. It was only after his trade to the Washington Capitals in June 1989 that he enjoyed a bigger role. During his almost five seasons with the Capitals, his gritty, hard-nosed style of play made him a fan favorite, and helped the team reach the semifinals for the first time, in 1990. May also played for the Dallas Stars and Calgary Flames before finishing his NHL career.

In 393 NHL games, he scored 31 goals and 45 assists, and amassed 1,333 penalty minutes.

In 1999 he coached the short-lived Dallas Stallions roller-hockey team.[2]

He currently is a hockey analyst for NBC Sports Washington. Alan is married to Sherayne May and they have three children: Devin, Kaylee, and Brendan.


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