Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Andrew McBain
After two years of Junior A with the Niagara Falls Flyers and the North Bay Centennials of the OHL, Andrew McBain was selected eighth overall in the 1983 Entry Draft by the Winnipeg Jets. Coach Tom Watt wanted his young recruit to continue his seasoning process in the OHL, but his wish was overridden by GM John Ferguson who wanted McBain to learn on the job with the Jets.

After struggling through his rookie-season jitters, McBain settled in as a third- and fourth-line penalty killer for his first three seasons. In his final two campaigns with the club, however, he became a power play specialist, netting a career-high 37 goals and 40 assists in 1988-89. That year also brought a career highlight with a chance to play for Team Canada at the World Championships where the club lost the gold medal game to the Soviet Union.

The 1989-90 season marked a gradual decline in McBain's NHL performance. He was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins and then flipped to Vancouver after half a season. He played parts of two campaigns with the Canucks before joining the Ottawa Senators where he completed his NHL days in 1994.

McBain stretched his pro career to 1996, skating for the Las Vegas Thunder and the Fort Wayne Comets of the IHL.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1980-81 Aurora Tigers ON-Jr.A 43 16 21 37 21
1981-82 Niagara Falls Flyers OHL 68 19 25 44 35 5 0 3 3 4
1982-83 North Bay Centennials OHL 67 33 87 120 61 8 2 6 8 17
1983-84 Winnipeg Jets NHL 78 11 19 30 37 -6 3 2 0 2 0
1984-85 Winnipeg Jets NHL 77 7 15 22 45 -2 7 1 0 1 0
1985-86 Winnipeg Jets NHL 28 3 3 6 17 -11
1986-87 Winnipeg Jets NHL 71 11 21 32 106 +6 9 0 2 2 10
1987-88 Winnipeg Jets NHL 74 32 31 63 145 -10 5 2 5 7 29
1988-89 Winnipeg Jets NHL 80 37 40 77 71 -35
1988-89 Canada WEC-A 10 6 2 8 8
1989-90 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 41 5 9 14 51 -8
1989-90 Vancouver Canucks NHL 26 4 5 9 22 -3
1990-91 Vancouver Canucks NHL 13 0 5 5 32 -3
1990-91 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 47 27 24 51 69 6 2 5 7 12
1991-92 Vancouver Canucks NHL 6 1 0 1 0 -1
1991-92 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 65 24 54 78 132 5 1 2 3 10
1992-93 Ottawa Senators NHL 59 7 16 23 43 -37
1992-93 New Haven Senators AHL 1 0 1 1 4
1993-94 Ottawa Senators NHL 55 11 8 19 64 -41
1993-94 P.E.I. Senators AHL 26 6 10 16 102
1994-95 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 62 15 27 42 111 8 0 3 3 33
1995-96 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 77 15 15 30 85 5 0 2 2 10
NHL Totals 608 129 172 301 633 24 5 7 12 39


OHL Second All-Star Team (1983) Missed majority of 1985-86 due to knee injury vs. Los Angeles, December 8, 1985. Traded to Pittsburgh by Winnipeg with Jim Kyte and Randy Gilhen for Randy Cunneyworth, Rick Tabaracci and Dave McLlwain, June 17, 1989. Traded to Vancouver by Pittsburgh with Dave Capuano and Dan Quinn for Rod Buskas, Barry Pederson and Tony Tanti, January 8, 1990. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, July 30, 1992.