Donald MacLean (ice hockey)
Donald "Don" MacLean (born January 14, 1977 in Sydney, Nova Scotia) is a Canadian ice hockey coach and former professional player. He is currently an assistant coach for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). MacLean played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Los Angeles Kings, Toronto Maple Leafs, Columbus Blue Jackets, Detroit Red Wings and the Phoenix Coyotes.
January 14, 1977|
Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||199 lb (90 kg; 14 st 3 lb)|
Los Angeles Kings|
Toronto Maple Leafs
Columbus Blue Jackets
Detroit Red Wings
33rd overall, 1995|
Los Angeles Kings
MacLean was selected 33rd overall in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft by the Los Angeles Kings. MacLean spent three years playing junior hockey in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. In his second year he tallied 89 points in 61 games playing for three different teams (Beauport Harfangs, Laval Titan Collège Français and Hull Olympiques). His NHL debut was in Los Angeles in the 1997–1998 season where he played 22 games notching five goals and two assists.
On February 23, 2000, MacLean was traded by the Kings to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Craig Charron. Don spent the majority of his contract with the Leafs in the minors with the St. John's Maple Leafs of the American Hockey League. After finishing the 2001–02 as the AHL leading scorer, Don made his NHL play-off debut with the Leafs, playing in 3 games. On July 17, 2002, MacLean signed as a free agent with the Columbus Blue Jackets and appeared in four regular season games.
On August 24, 2005, MacLean was signed by the Detroit Red Wings. In his first game as a Red Wing, MacLean opened the scoring against the Edmonton Oilers on an assist from Niklas Kronwall with a man-advantage. The Red Wings would eventually shut out the Oilers and MacLean was credited with the game-winning goal.
In the AHL, playing for the Red Wings affiliate Grand Rapids Griffins, MacLean recorded a point in 19 straight games between January 6 and February 18, 2006. This was the longest point streak for any AHL player in the 2005–06 season. The same year, MacLean scored five hat-tricks, the most by an AHL player since 2000. He participated in the 2006 Rbk Hockey AHL All-Star Classic with fellow Griffins Jiri Hudler and Valtteri Filppula, scoring two goals for the Canadian team. He also won the Hardest Shot event in the Skills Competition. MacLean finished the season as the league MVP and leading goal-scorer.
Maclean left the final year of his contract with the Coyotes and signed with Swiss team ZSC Lions on July 16, 2007, he however left for Austria on December 9, 2007, signing with EC Salzburg. Maclean then went on to help Salzburg win the EBEL league. Following a short stint in the Oddset Ligaen with the Rødovre Mighty Bulls Don then transferred midway through the 2008–09 season to the Swedish HockeyAllsvenskan with the Malmö Redhawks. Don veteran experience helped him lead the Redhawks with 30 points in 38 games. After signing a contract extension with Malmö for the 2009-10 season, Don scored a further 16 goals in 42 games.
On August 18, 2010, MacLean agreed to a trial to the return to the EBEL with Croatian team, KHL Medveščak. After impressing in two weeks of training, MacLean was officially signed on a one-year contract on September 1, 2010.
|1995–96||Laval Titan Collège Français||QMJHL||21||17||11||28||29||—||—||—||—||—|
|1997–98||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||22||5||2||7||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|1998–99||Grand Rapids Griffins||IHL||28||6||13||19||8||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–2000||Lowell Lock Monsters||AHL||40||11||17||28||18||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–2000||St. John's Maple Leafs||AHL||21||14||12||26||8||—||—||—||—||—|
|2000–01||St. John's Maple Leafs||AHL||61||26||34||60||48||4||2||1||3||2|
|2000–01||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||3||0||1||1||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||St. John's Maple Leafs||AHL||75||33||54||87||49||9||5||5||10||6|
|2001–02||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||—||—||—||—||—||3||0||0||0||0|
|2003–04||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||4||1||0||1||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||76||56||32||88||63||14||6||2||8||8|
|2005–06||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||3||1||1||2||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||66||33||28||61||51||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||Rødovre Mighty Bulls||DNK||7||0||3||3||0||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honoursEdit
|All-Star Game||2002, 2006|||
|John B. Sollenberger Trophy||2001–02|||
|First All-Star Team||2005–06|
|Willie Marshall Award||2005–06|
|Les Cunningham Award||2005–06|||
- "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-01-31.
- "Coyotes sign AHL MVP Don MacLean". Phoenix Coyotes. 2006-07-17. Retrieved 2010-08-18.
- "Redhawks extend Don MacLean for one-year". surftown.se (in Swedish). 2009-10-01. Archived from the original on October 4, 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-02.
- "Former NHL'er gains trial with KHL Medveščak" (in Croatian). KHL Medveščak. 2010-08-18. Retrieved 2010-08-18.
- "MacLean remains in Zagreb, Reynolds leaves" (in Croatian). KHL Medveščak. 2010-09-01. Retrieved 2010-09-01.
- "Donald MacLean named Hounds' Assistant Coach". Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. 2015-07-29. Retrieved 2015-07-29.
- "Canadian All-Stars 13, Planet USA All-Stars 11". American Hockey League. 2002-02-14. Retrieved 2019-02-01.
- "John B. Sollenberger Trophy". American Hockey League. 2010-07-20. Archived from the original on 2010-06-26. Retrieved 2010-07-10.
- "Les Cunningham Award". American Hockey League. 2010-07-21. Archived from the original on 2010-08-01. Retrieved 2010-07-21.