Kevin McClelland

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Kevin McClelland
Born (1962-07-04) July 4, 1962 (age 54)
Oshawa, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for NHL
Edmonton Oilers
Detroit Red Wings
Toronto Maple Leafs
Winnipeg Jets
NHL Draft 71st overall, 1980
Hartford Whalers
Playing career 1981–1995

Kevin McClelland (born July 4, 1962 in Oshawa, Ontario) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player. He was recently the head coach of the Wichita Thunder in the ECHL.

Playing career[edit]

McClelland was drafted in the fourth round, 71st overall, by the Hartford Whalers during the 1980 NHL Entry Draft. The majority of his NHL career was served playing center ice with the Edmonton Oilers (1984–1989), with whom he won four Stanley Cups 1984-85-87-88. His most memorable playoff moment came in Game 1 of the 1984 Stanley Cup Finals when he scored the game's only goal in a 1-0 win over the New York Islanders. McClelland retired from the NHL following 588 games, recording a total of 68 goals, 112 assists, 180 points, and 1672 penalty minutes.

Playing statistics[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1979–80 Niagara Falls Flyers OHA 67 14 14 28 71
1980–81 Niagara Falls Flyers OHL 68 36 72 108 184
1981–82 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 10 1 4 5 4 5 1 1 2 5
1981–82 Niagara Falls Flyers OHL 46 36 47 83 184 5 5 5 10 14
1982–83 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 38 5 4 9 73
1983–84 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 3 1 1 2 0
1983–84 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 24 2 4 6 62
1983–84 Edmonton Oilers NHL 52 8 20 28 127 18 4 6 10 42
1984–85 Edmonton Oilers NHL 62 8 15 23 205 18 1 3 4 75
1985–86 Edmonton Oilers NHL 79 11 25 36 266 10 1 0 1 32
1986–87 Edmonton Oilers NHL 72 12 13 25 238 21 2 3 5 43
1987–88 Edmonton Oilers NHL 74 10 6 16 281 19 2 3 5 68
1988–89 Edmonton Oilers NHL 79 6 14 20 161 7 0 2 2 16
1989–90 Edmonton Oilers NHL 10 1 1 2 13
1989–90 Detroit Red Wings NHL 61 4 5 9 183
1990–91 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 27 5 14 19 125
1990–91 Detroit Red Wings NHL 3 0 0 0 7
1991–92 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 34 7 15 22 199 5 0 1 1 9
1991–92 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 18 0 1 1 33
1992–93 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 55 7 20 27 221 1 0 0 0 7
1993–94 Moncton Hawks AHL 39 3 5 8 233 1 0 0 0 2
1993–94 Winnipeg Jets NHL 6 0 0 0 19
1994–95 Rochester Americans AHL 22 0 2 2 93
NHL Totals 588 68 112 180 1672 98 11 18 29 281

Coaching career[edit]

He served as the head coach of the Central Hockey League's Mississippi RiverKings for three years until he resigned on June 11, 2008. He also was the head coach of the Colorado Eagles of the Central Hockey League from 2008 to 2010. On April 26, 2010, McClelland was introduced as the head coach of the Wichita Thunder of the Central Hockey League.[1] He would serve as head coach of the Thunder through their transition to the ECHL but after the 2015–16 season, in which the team finished last in the league, his contract would not be renewed.[2]

Coaching statistics[edit]

  Regular season   Post season
Year Team League   G     W     L     T    OTL   Pts  Finish   G     W     L   Result
1998–99 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 72 45 22 5 0 95 1st East 14 9 5 Lost in Round 3
1999–00 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 72 26 33 6 7 65 4th East 6 2 4 Lost in Round 1
2005–06 Memphis Riverkings CHL 64 22 37 0 5 49 4th Northeast Did not qualify
2006–07 Memphis Riverkings CHL 64 39 19 0 6 84 2nd Northeast 18 9 9 Lost in Round 3
2007–08 Mississippi RiverKings CHL 64 39 21 0 4 82 3rd Northeast 3 1 2 Lost in Round 1
2008–09 Colorado Eagles CHL 64 45 15 0 4 94 1st Northwest 15 9 6 Lost in Finals
2009–10 Colorado Eagles CHL 64 42 15 0 7 91 2nd Northern 4 0 4 Lost in Round 2
2010–11 Wichita Thunder CHL 66 34 26 0 6 74 5th Turner 5 2 3 Lost in Round 1
2011–12 Wichita Thunder CHL 66 44 19 0 3 91 1st Berry 16 9 7 Lost in Finals
2012–13 Wichita Thunder CHL 66 39 19 0 8 86 2nd Overall 15 11 4 Lost in Finals
2013–14 Wichita Thunder CHL 66 27 30 0 9 63 9th Overall Did not qualify
2014–15 Wichita Thunder ECHL 72 32 31 2 7 73 5th Central Did not qualify
2015–16 Wichita Thunder ECHL 72 18 41 7 6 49 4th Central Did not qualify

Awards and achievements[edit]

  • 1983–84 - NHL - Stanley Cup (Edmonton)
  • 1984–85 - NHL - Stanley Cup (Edmonton)
  • 1986–87 - NHL - Stanley Cup (Edmonton)
  • 1987–88 - NHL - Stanley Cup (Edmonton)

Transactions[edit]

2014 30th Anniversary Reunion[edit]

McClelland was invited to the Edmonton Oilers 30th Anniversary Reunion of their 1983-84 Stanley Cup Championship, held on October 10, 2014, at Edmonton's Rexall Place but was the only absent player from the 1983-84 Stanley Cup winning team. McClelland is deathly afraid of flying, but stated he would "find a way to get [to the reunion]." He did not attend, citing a previous engagement. He recorded a segment for the ceremony, however.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Jason Duda
Wichita Thunder head coach
2010–2016
Succeeded by
Vacant