June 26–Kirk McLean

Posted: June 27, 2011 in Uncategorized
Kirk McLean
 
 Selected in the sixth round by the New Jersey Devils, number 107 overall in the 1984 NHL Draft. Over the next two seasons, 1985-86 and ’86-87, he appeared in just six games for the Devils, a situation created by an overabundance of strong netminding. At the time, New Jersey had Craig Billington, Alain Chevrier, Bob Sauve, Sean Burke, and Chris Terreri in their system, all competing for the two goaltending spots available.
He was packaged in September 1987 with Greg Adams and a draft choice to Vancouver for Patrick Sundstrom and two draft choices.
During 1997-98, McLean was traded not once, but twice. He began the season in Vancouver, but moved to Carolina as part of a deal with Martin Gelinas for Sean Burke, Geoff Sanderson, and Enrico Ciccone. Then, after just eight games, he was sent to Florida where the Panthers traded Ray Sheppard to get him. McLean played one full season with the Panthers in 1998-99 before signing as a free agent with the New York Rangers for the 1999-00 season. McLean went on to play two seasons with the Rangers before ending his playing career after the 2001-02 season.
CAREER NHL STATISTICS
Years
Teams
GP
W-L-T
GAA
SO
SV%
1985-2001
N.J., Vancouver, Car.,
Florida, N.Y. Rangers
612
245-262-72
3.26
22
.
CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS
Years
Teams
GP
W-L
GAA
SO
SV%
1989-1996
Vancouver
68
34-34
2.84
6
.907
 

Received this blue sharpie signed card IP. The Vancouver Canucks were the parent of the AHL Hamilton Canucks and played a pre-season game in Hamilton.

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