McLaren with the San Jose Sharks in 2009
October 29, 1987 |
Winnipeg, MB, CAN
|Height||6 ft 5 in (196 cm)|
|Weight||250 lb (110 kg; 17 st 12 lb)|
San Jose Sharks
Toronto Maple Leafs
|NHL Draft||203rd overall, 2007
San Jose Sharks
McLaren played five seasons of junior hockey in the Western Hockey League, mostly for the Portland Winter Hawks, but playing 48 of his 318 games for the Moose Jaw Warriors following a mid-season trade during the 2007–08 season. He was drafted after his fourth year of junior hockey, being taken in the seventh round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, 203rd overall.
McLaren played a full season for the Worcester Sharks of the American Hockey League in the 2008–09 season, collecting 181 penalty minutes while being used as an enforcer. Despite missing the cut to make the NHL squad at the beginning of the 2009–10 season, McLaren was recalled to play in the San Jose Sharks' second game, making his NHL debut on October 3, 2009. He also scored his first NHL point, coming on a secondary assist of Benn Ferriero's first NHL goal.
In July 2013, McLaren signed a two-year contract with the Leafs.
During the 2013–14 season, on March 3, 2014, McLaren was placed on waivers by the Toronto Maple Leafs, well into the first season of his new contract with the Leafs. This move was widely seen as an attempt to free up cap space for the return of Dave Bolland, with the hopes that McLaren will clear waivers and join the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League.
|2003–04||Portland Winter Hawks||WHL||50||0||3||3||44||1||0||0||0||0|
|2004–05||Portland Winter Hawks||WHL||71||6||5||11||124||7||0||0||0||10|
|2005–06||Portland Winter Hawks||WHL||70||12||6||18||194||12||0||2||2||27|
|2006–07||Portland Winter Hawks||WHL||61||19||12||31||186||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Portland Winter Hawks||WHL||18||4||3||7||45||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Moose Jaw Warriors||WHL||48||15||18||33||119||6||1||1||2||8|
|2009–10||San Jose Sharks||NHL||23||1||5||6||54||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||San Jose Sharks||NHL||9||0||0||0||22||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||San Jose Sharks||NHL||7||0||0||0||9||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||San Jose Sharks||NHL||1||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||35||3||2||5||102||1||0||0||0||2|
|2013–14||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||27||0||0||0||77||—||—||—||—||—|