Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Don MacLean
Center Donald MacLean entered the 2001-02 season hoping to get another shot at the NHL with the Toronto Maple Leafs. A top scorer in junior and the minors, he enjoyed a fine training camp in 2000 but was unable to keep his place in the Toronto line up.

Born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, MacLean played in the NSMHL with the Halifax Hawks before joining the Beauport Harfangs of the QMJHL in 1994-95. He scored 15 goals that year then was selected 33rd overall by the Kings at the Entry Draft. He later toiled for the Laval Titan and helped the Hull Olympiques win the Memorial Cup in 1997.

MacLean split his rookie pro season between the Kings and the Fredericton Canadiens of the AHL in 1997-98. He then spent two years in the minors before he was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in February 2000. MacLean clicked with the St. John's Maple Leafs and notched 26 points in the last 21 games of the regular season. The next fall he was one of the top player at the Leafs' camp and initially made the team. After three games he was relegated to the press box and eventually the AHL where he recorded 26 goals in 61 games.

After parts of three seasons with the Maple Leaf organization, MacLean signed as a free-agent with the Columbus Blue Jackets in the summer of 2002. Upon his arrival with Columbus, MacLean went on to spend most of his time with the club's AHL affiliate in Syracuse, while seeing limited action with the parent club.

In the summer of 2005, MacLean was acquired by the Detroit Red Wings however the centreman would spend the majority of the season with the club's AHL team in Grand Rapids. Despite recording five hat-tricks and setting an AHL record for consecutive games with a point (19), MacLean was not resigned by the Red Wings.

In the summer of 2006, MacLean was signed as a free agent by the Phoenix Coyotes. He would spend most of his time with the Coyotes' AHL affiliate that season and go on to sign with a club team in Switzerland the following year.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1992-93 Halifax Hawks NSMHL 27 15 25 40 34
1993-94 Halifax Hawks NSMHL 25 35 35 70 151
1994-95 Beauport Harfangs QMJHL 64 15 26 41 37 17 4 4 8 6
1995-96 Beauport Harfangs QMJHL 1 0 1 1 0
1995-96 Laval Titan QMJHL 21 17 11 28 29
1995-96 Hull Olympiques QMJHL 39 26 34 60 44 17 6 7 13 14
1996-97 Hull Olympiques QMJHL 69 34 47 81 67 14 11 10 21 29
1996-97 Hull Olympiques M-Cup 4 4 6 10 6
1997-98 Los Angeles Kings NHL 22 5 2 7 4 -1
1997-98 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 39 9 5 14 32 -8 4 1 3 4 2
1998-99 Springfield Falcons AHL 41 5 14 19 31 0
1998-99 Grand Rapids Griffins IHL 28 6 13 19 8 -3
1999-00 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 40 11 17 28 18 +6
1999-00 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 21 14 12 26 8 +6
2000-01 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 3 0 1 1 2 -2
2000-01 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 61 26 34 60 48 4 2 1 3 2
2001-02 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 75 33 54 87 49 +15 9 5 5 10 6
2001-02 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 3 0 0 0 0
2002-03 Syracuse Crunch AHL 17 9 9 18 6
2003-04 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 4 1 0 1 0 -1
2003-04 Syracuse Crunch AHL 77 27 41 68 45 7 0 3 3 4
2004-05 Blues Espoo Finland 51 22 21 43 46
2005-06 Detroit Red Wings NHL 3 1 1 2 0 +2
2005-06 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 76 56 32 88 63 14 6 2 8 8
2006-07 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 9 1 1 2 0 -4
2006-07 San Antonio Rampage AHL 66 33 28 61 51
2007-08 ZSC Lions Zurich Swiss 11 4 1 5 16
2007-08 EC Red Bull Salzburg Austria 13 13 7 20 8 14 8 5 13 30
2008-09 Rodovre Mighty Bulls Denmark 7 0 3 3 0
2008-09 IF Malmo Redhawks Sweden-2 38 15 15 30 18
2009-10 IF Malmo Redhawks Sweden-2 42 16 13 29 4
NHL Totals 41 8 5 13 6 3 0 0 0 0


John P. Sollenberger Trophy (AHL - Leading Scorer) (2002) AHL First All-Star Team (2006) Willie Marshall Award (AHL - Top Goal-scorer) (2006) (tied with Denis Hamel) Les Cunningham Plaque (AHL- MVP) (2006) Traded to Toronto by Los Angeles for Craig Charron, February 23, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Columbus, July 17, 2002. Missed majority of 2002-03 due to neck surgery, September 16, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Espoo (Finland), July 2, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, August 24, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 17, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Zurich (Swiss), July 16, 2007.
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