Ken McRae

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Ken McRae
Born (1968-04-23) April 23, 1968 (age 47)
Winchester, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Quebec Nordiques
Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL Draft 18th overall, 1986
Quebec Nordiques
Playing career 1987–1998

Kenneth Duncan McRae (born April 23, 1968 in Winchester, Ontario) is the former head coach of the Peterborough Petes in the OHL. McRae is also a former right winger who played in 137 games in the National Hockey League with the Quebec Nordiques and Toronto Maple Leafs. He was drafted by the Nordiques in the first round, 18th overall, in the 1986 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

McRae played his junior hockey with the Sudbury Wolves and Hamilton Steelhawks from 1984–1988, where he was a highly touted prospect. The Quebec Nordiques drafted McRae in the first round of the 1986 NHL Entry Draft, and he appeared in his first NHL game with the team in the 1987–88 season. McRae would appear in 126 with the Nordiques before being traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs on July 21, 1992 for Len Esau.

He would appear in only 11 games with Toronto from 1992–94, as McRae spent most in the AHL with the St. John's Maple Leafs. That would be his last action in the NHL, as McRae would spend the remainder of his career in the AHL and the IHL. McRae would end his career with 137 NHL games, scoring 14 goals and 21 assists for 35 points, and 364 penalty minutes.

Coaching career[edit]

Upon his retirement from playing, McRae would become an assistant coach with the Austin Ice Bats of the Western Professional Hockey League. McRae then became the head coach of the Indianapolis Ice of the Central Hockey League in 2002, as he led the Ice to the best record in the Northeast Division with a 39–16–9 record in the 2002–03 season before losing in the second round of the playoffs. McRae returned to Indianapolis in 2003–04, as the team had a 37–23–4 record, finishing in second in the Northeast, however, the team lost in the first round of the playoffs.

From 2004–08, McRae was the head coach of the Corpus Christi Rayz, as he led the team to a 106–116–28 record in his four years with the team. His best season with the Rayz was in 2006–07, as the team had a 35–22–7 record.

In the summer of 2008, the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League hired McRae to become their new head coach. On March 31, 2010 it was announced that McRae's contract as head coach of the Petes would not be renewed.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1985–86 Sudbury Wolves OHL 66 25 40 65 127 4 2 1 3 12
1986–87 Sudbury Wolves OHL 21 12 15 27 40
1986–87 Hamilton Steelhawks OHL 20 7 12 19 25 7 1 1 2 12
1987–88 Hamilton Steelhawks OHL 62 30 55 85 158 14 13 9 22 35
1987–88 Quebec Nordiques NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1987–88 Fredericton Express AHL 3 0 0 0 8
1988–89 Halifax Citadels AHL 41 20 21 41 87
1988–89 Quebec Nordiques NHL 37 6 11 17 68
1989–90 Quebec Nordiques NHL 66 7 8 15 191
1990–91 Halifax Citadels AHL 60 10 36 46 193
1990–91 Quebec Nordiques NHL 12 0 0 0 36
1991–92 Halifax Citadels AHL 52 30 41 71 184
1991–92 Quebec Nordiques NHL 10 0 1 1 31
1992–93 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 64 30 44 74 135 9 6 6 12 27
1992–93 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 2 0 0 0 2
1993–94 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 65 23 41 64 200
1993–94 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 9 1 1 2 36 6 0 0 0 4
1994–95 Detroit Vipers IHL 24 4 9 13 38
1994–95 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 2 2 0 2 0 9 3 8 11 21
1995–96 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 45 11 14 25 102 4 1 1 2 24
1996–97 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 72 25 28 53 190
1996–97 Providence Bruins AHL 9 5 5 10 26 10 1 3 4 17
1997–98 Houston Aeros IHL 78 22 32 54 192 1 0 0 0 0
OHL totals 169 74 122 196 350 25 16 11 27 59
IHL totals 221 64 83 147 522 14 4 9 13 45
AHL totals 291 118 188 306 825 22 7 9 16 52
NHL totals 137 14 21 35 364 6 0 0 0 4

Coaching record[edit]

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L T OTL Pts Finish Result
IND 2002–03 64 39 16 - 9 87 1st in Northeast Lost in second round
IND 2003–04 64 37 23 - 4 78 2nd in Northeast Lost in first round
COR 2004–05 60 28 25 - 7 63 2nd in Southeast Missed playoffs
COR 2005–06 64 22 36 - 6 50 4th in Southeast Missed playoffs
COR 2006–07 64 35 22 - 7 77 2nd in Southeast Lost in second round
COR 2007–08 64 22 34 - 8 52 3rd in Southeast Missed playoffs
PBO 2008–09 68 28 37 - 3 59 3rd in East Lost in first round
PBO 2009–10 68 29 35 - 4 62 3rd in East Lost in 1st Round

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Preceded by
David Latta
Quebec Nordiques first round draft pick
1986
Succeeded by
Bryan Fogarty
Preceded by
Vince Malette
Head Coaches of the Peterborough Petes
2008–2010
Succeeded by
Dave Reid