Mike McPhee

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Mike McPhee
Born (1960-07-14) July 14, 1960 (age 56)
Sydney, NS, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 203 lb (92 kg; 14 st 7 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for AHL
Nova Scotia Voyageurs
NHL
Montreal Canadiens
Minnesota North Stars
Dallas Stars
NHL Draft 124th overall, 1980
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 1982–1994

Michael Joseph McPhee (born July 14, 1960 in Sydney, Nova Scotia and raised in River Bourgeois, Nova Scotia) is a retired Canadian ice hockey forward, and current investment banker.

Playing career[edit]

McPhee began his professional career with the Nova Scotia Voyageurs of the American Hockey League, after being selected in the sixth-round (124th overall) of the 1980 NHL Entry Draft by the Montreal Canadiens.[1] He began his NHL career with Montreal in 1984. McPhee was a member of Montreal's Stanley Cup winning team in 1986. His best NHL season came in 1987-88, with linemates Guy Carbonneau and Russ Courtnall, when he scored 23 goals and 43 points. The following season, he took part in the only NHL All-Star Game of his career. He was also a three-time winner of the Jacques Beauchamp Trophy as the Montreal Canadiens’ unsung hero.[2]

McPhee was traded to the Minnesota North Stars on August 14, 1992 in exchange for a 5th round pick (Jeff Lank) in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft. While in Minnesota, McPhee was a favourite of head coach Bob Gainey, who rewarded McPhee for his two-way style, which was similar to Gainey's.[3]

When the North Stars relocated to Dallas prior to the 1993-94 season, McPhee followed and continued to thrive while playing his defensive game. McPhee was forced to retire following the season due to a recurring knee injury.[4]

Personal life[edit]

McPhee was born on July 14, 1960 in Sydney, Nova Scotia to Stan and Monica McPhee, but grew up in the small community of River Bourgeois, Nova Scotia

McPhee earned a civil engineering degree at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he was a standout player for the Engineers before making his professional debut in 1982. After retiring from the NHL, he attended the University of Dallas where he received his MBA.[5] He is currently working as a financial advisor for National Bank of Canada in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

He currently serves on the board of KidSport Canada and Sport Nova Scotia, as well as the Campaign Chair for United Way in the Halifax Region. He is also part of the organizing committee for the Heart & Stroke Foundation's Hockey Heros Weekend, and the Danny Gallivan Cystic Fibrosis Golf Tournament.

McPhee is married to Jane Anne McPhee. The couple has two children together Aly (b.1989) and Adam (b.1987)

McPhee's daughter Aly was a track & field athlete at McGill University. Aly won six gold medals and a silver in five meets during the 2007 season. This included three gold in high jump and one as the anchor of McGill's 4x200-metre relay team. She also competed for Team Nova Scotia at the 2005 Canada Summer Games and 2006 Canadian junior track-and-field championships.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1977-78 Strait Pirates NCJHL 32 50 37 87
1978-79 R.P.I Engineers ECAC 26 14 19 33 16
1979-80 R.P.I Engineers ECAC 27 15 21 36 24
1980-81 R.P.I Engineers ECAC 29 28 18 46 22
1981-82 R.P.I Engineers ECAC 6 0 3 3 4
1982-83 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 42 10 15 25 29 7 1 1 2 14
1983-84 Montreal Canadiens NHL 14 5 2 7 41 15 1 0 1 31
1983-84 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 67 22 33 55 101
1984-85 Montreal Canadiens NHL 70 17 22 39 120 12 4 1 5 32
1985-86* Montreal Canadiens NHL 70 19 21 40 69 20 3 4 7 45
1986-87 Montreal Canadiens NHL 79 18 21 39 58 17 7 2 9 13
1987-88 Montreal Canadiens NHL 77 23 20 43 53 11 4 3 7 8
1988-89 Montreal Canadiens NHL 73 19 22 41 74 20 4 7 11 30
1989-90 Montreal Canadiens NHL 56 23 18 41 47 9 1 1 2 16
1990-91 Montreal Canadiens NHL 64 22 21 43 56 13 1 7 8 12
1991-92 Montreal Canadiens NHL 78 16 15 31 63 8 1 1 2 4
1992-93 Minnesota North Stars NHL 84 18 22 40 44
1993-94 Dallas Stars NHL 79 20 15 35 36 9 2 1 3 2
ECAC totals 88 57 61 118 130
NHL totals 744 200 199 399 661 134 28 27 55 193
  • Boldface denotes career high in each statistics.

* = Stanley Cup Winner

Awards and achievements[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mike McPhee profile". hockeydb.com. 12–06–09.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ "Players: Mike McPhee". ourhistory.canadiens.com. 12–06–09.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ "Mike Joseph McPhee". Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2015-10-01. 
  4. ^ "Cape Breton's Mike McPhee". The Chronicle Herald. Retrieved 2015-10-01. 
  5. ^ "Biography". mikemcphee.ca. 12–06–09.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. ^ Phillips, Randy. "Ex-Hab's daughter McPhee makes own way in sports". McGill Track & Feild. Retrieved 2015-10-01. 

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