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Robert Paul McGill (born April 27, 1962) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player. McGill played in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1981 until 1994.

Bob McGill
Born (1962-04-27) April 27, 1962 (age 57)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for Toronto Maple Leafs
Chicago Black Hawks
San Jose Sharks
Detroit Red Wings
New York Islanders
Hartford Whalers
NHL Draft 26th overall, 1980
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 1981–1996

Early lifeEdit

McGill began playing hockey when he moved to Leduc with his family in 1970. He left Leduc to play for the BCJHL’s Abbotsford Flyers in 1978. McGill joined the WHL’s Victoria Cougars from 1979 to 1981, winning the WHL championship in 1981.[1]

Playing careerEdit

McGill started his NHL career with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1981–82 after he was selected 26th overall by the Leafs in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft.

He also played for the Chicago Black Hawks, San Jose Sharks, Detroit Red Wings, New York Islanders, and Hartford Whalers. He retired from the NHL after the 1993–94 season.

Coaching careerEdit

McGill has coached in both the American Hockey League, becoming the assistant coach of the AHL’s Hershey Bears from 1996 to 1998, who won the 1997 Calder Cup. He then went on to become the head coach of the Baton Rouge Kingfish from 1998 to 2000 in the East Coast Hockey League.[2][3]

Broadcasting careerEdit

In 2005, McGill has transitioned into a career as an analyst with Leafs Nation Network, a popular media outlet in the Greater Toronto Area following the Toronto Maple Leafs and their AHL affiliate the Toronto Marlies. McGill also serves as the colour analyst for the Marlies radio broadcasts on AM 640 Toronto.[4]


In 2018, McGill's mother, long-time Leduc Minor Hockey Association volunteer and first female president in 1977, Kay McGill, and her son Bob, both made their way into Leduc’s Sports Hall of Fame.[5][6]


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