Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jamie Macoun
Defenseman Jamie Macoun spent parts of 17 seasons in the NHL with three different clubs. He was a hard-nosed stay-at-home defenceman who knew every trick in the book and could pass the puck ahead to his forwards fairly well.

Born in Newmarket, Ontario Macoun played junior B in his hometown and in nearby Aurora. He then spent nearly three years at Ohio State and was signed as a free agent by the Calgary Flames in January, 1983. He got his feet wet in a few late season and playoff games that year before enjoying a solid debut in 1983-84. That year Macoun notched 32 points and earned a place on the HL All-Rookie team

The steady rearguard became a fixture on the Flames as they excelled in the regular season but constantly ran into the unstoppable Edmonton Oilers in the playoffs. In 1986, they finally vanquished their rivals and reached the finals where they lost to the Montreal Canadiens. In May, 1987, Macoun was involved in an automobile accident that resulted in severe nerve damage to his arm. He was forced to sit out the entire 1987-88 season but returned the next year to help the Flames win their first Stanley Cup.

Midway through the 1991-92 season, Macoun took on a new challenge when he was part of a ten-player deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs that was built around Doug Gilmour and Gary Leeman. The hard-nosed veteran became a valuable team leader and eventually played some of his best hockey under coach Pat Burns' close-checking system. Macoun helped the Maple Leafs reach the semifinals in 1993 and 1994 and remained with the club into the latter stages of the 1997-98 schedule. At that point Toronto began to rebuild and sent the wily veteran to the Detroit Red Wings where he was a role player on his second Stanley Cup team. Macoun retired after playing 69 games for the Wings in 1998-99, bringing his career total to 1,128 regular season appearances.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1978-79 Newmarket Flyers ON-Jr.A 49 9 14 23 33
1979-80 Aurora Tigers ON-Jr.A 13 1 11 12 26
1979-80 Newmarket Flyers ON-Jr.A 30 9 19 28 30
1980-81 Newmarket Flyers ON-Jr.A 4 0 0 0 5
1980-81 Ohio State University CCHA 38 9 20 29 83
1981-82 Ohio State University CCHA 25 2 18 20 89
1982-83 Ohio State University CCHA 19 6 21 27 54
1982-83 Calgary Flames NHL 22 1 4 5 25 +3 9 0 2 2 8
1983-84 Calgary Flames NHL 72 9 23 32 97 +3 11 1 0 1 0
1984-85 Calgary Flames NHL 70 9 30 39 67 +44 4 1 0 1 4
1984-85 Canada WEC-A 9 0 0 0 10
1985-86 Calgary Flames NHL 77 11 21 32 81 +14 22 1 6 7 23
1986-87 Calgary Flames NHL 79 7 33 40 111 +33 3 0 1 1 8
1987-88 Calgary Flames NHLMGNT
1988-89 Calgary Flames NHL 72 8 19 27 76 +40 22 3 6 9 30
1989-90 Calgary Flames Fr-Tour 1 0 0 0 0
1989-90 Calgary Flames NHL 78 8 27 35 70 +34 6 0 3 3 10
1989-90 Canada WEC-A 8 1 1 2 6
1990-91 Calgary Flames NHL 79 7 15 22 84 +29 7 0 1 1 4
1990-91 Canada WEC-A 8 4 1 5 10
1991-92 Calgary Flames NHL 37 2 12 14 53 +10
1991-92 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 39 3 13 16 18 0
1992-93 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 77 4 15 19 55 +3 21 0 6 6 36
1993-94 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 82 3 27 30 115 -5 18 1 1 2 12
1994-95 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 46 2 8 10 75 -6 7 1 2 3 8
1995-96 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 82 0 8 8 87 +2 6 0 2 2 8
1996-97 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 73 1 10 11 93 -14
1997-98 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 67 0 7 7 63 -17
1997-98 Detroit Red Wings NHL 7 0 0 0 2 0 22 2 2 4 18
1998-99 Detroit Red Wings NHL 69 1 10 11 36 -1 1 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 1128 76 282 358 1208 159 10 32 42 169


NHL All-Rookie Team (1984)
Named Best Defenseman at WEC-A (1991)
Signed as a free agent by Calgary, January 30, 1983.
Missed entire 1987-88 due to arm injury suffered in automobile accident, May, 1987. Traded to Toronto by Calgary with Doug Gilmour, Ric Natress, Kent Manderville and Rick Wamsley for Gary Leeman, Alexander Godynyuk, Jeff Reese, Michel Petit and Craig Berube, January 2, 1992. Traded to Detroit by Toronto for Tampa Bay's 4th round choice (previously acquired, Toronto selected Alexei Ponikarovsky) in 1998 Entry Draft, March 24, 1998.