September 30, 1976|
Middleton, Nova Scotia, Canada
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||197 lb (89 kg; 14 st 1 lb)|
Cincinnati Mighty Ducks
Lowell Lock Monsters
Grand Rapids Griffins
Hartford Wolf Pack
Bridgeport Sound Tigers
MacLean was born in Middleton, Nova Scotia. He 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.
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. 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.
South Carolina Stingrays
In 2008, MacLean announced his retirement from professional hockey and was named the assistant coach of the Stingrays soon after. 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. 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 a 78-48-18 record during his tenure as head coach. 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.
MacLean replaced Troy Ward as Abbotsford's assistant coach when Ward was named the Heat's head coach in June 2011. MacLean previously played for Ward when Ward was the head coach for the ECHL's Trenton Titans.
In 2015, he returned to the Calgary Flames' organization and was named head coach of the Adirondack Thunder of the ECHL. In 2017, the Flames ended their affiliation with the Thunder and MacLean moved up to an assistant coach position with the Flames' AHL affiliate, the Stockton Heat.
After serving one season as an assistant in Stockton, the Heat's head coach Ryan Huska moved up to the Flames as an assistant in 2018. MacLean was then promoted to the head coaching position for the 2018–19 AHL season.
- American Conference coach, 2010 ECHL All-Star Game (2009–10)
- Runner-up, John Brophy Award (2009–10)
|1997–98||Jacksonville Lizard Kings||ECHL||5||1||0||1||4||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||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–00||Lowell Lock Monsters||AHL||5||0||1||1||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2000–01||Grand Rapids Griffins||IHL||16||2||0||2||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||1||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||Lowell Lock Monsters||AHL||3||0||1||1||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2003–04||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||61||6||10||16||16||7||1||0||1||0|
|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|
- Miller, Andrew (2011-07-21). "Stingrays head coach taking job with Abbotsford Heat". Post and Courier. Retrieved 2011-07-21.
- Miller, Andrew (2006-07-27). "Maclean new Rays captain" Archived 2012-07-07 at Archive.today. Post and Courier. Retrieved 2011-07-21.
- Miller, Andrew (2007-04-27). "Rays choose Bednar" Archived 2012-07-01 at Archive.today. Post and Courier. Retrieved 2010-11-04.
- Miller, Andrew (2009-07-02). "Reins change hands" Archived 2012-07-01 at Archive.today. Post and Courier. Retrieved 2011-07-21.
- Press release (2010-01-03). "All-Star coaches announced". ECHL. Retrieved 2011-01-07.
- Press release (2010-04-06). Idaho's Laxdal receives John Brophy Award Archived March 5, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. ECHL. Retrieved 2011-01-07.
- Tucker, Cam (2011-06-30). "Updated: Troy Ward named Abbotsford Heat head coach". Abbotsford Times. Retrieved 2011-07-21.
- "Stockton announces Cail MacLean will be assistant coach". The Post-Star. August 3, 2017.
- "Heat Announce Cail MacLean as New Head Coach". OurSportsCentral.com. 4 June 2018.
| South Carolina Stingrays head coach