Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Hubie McDonough
A crafty goal scorer with an exemplary work ethic, centre Hubie McDonough played nearly 200 NHL games in the 1980s and '90s. His offensive totals in college and the minors were impressive but he struggled to produce consistently when faced with the physical demands and close checking of the NHL.

Born in Manchester, New Hampshire, McDonough starred with St. Anselm College in the ECAC Division II. Undrafted and unsigned, he made the Flint Spirits of the IHL in 1986-87 and produced 79 points. He moved up to the AHL the next year and scored 30 goals for the New Haven Nighthawks. McDonough's strong play earned him his first NHL contract with the L.A. Kings in April 1988.

After notching 37 goals for New Haven in 1988-89, McDonough made the Kings out of training camp the next year. In November 1989, he was sent with Ken Baumgartner to the New York Islanders for Finnish scorer Miko Makela. McDonough produced 18 goals in 54 games and helped energize the Islanders to the point that they made it back to the post-season. He was a fan favourite over the next two years but slowly his influence began to decline.

Prior to the 1992-93 season, McDonough was sent to the San Jose Sharks for cash. He played 30 games for his new team then spent most of his last six years as a pro in the minors. He played his best hockey for the IHL's San Diego Gulls and was a two-time selection to the league's second all-star team. He retired in 1998 after playing nearly three years for the Orlando Solar Bears of the "I".


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1982-83 St. Anselm College Hawks ECAC-2 27 24 21 45 12
1983-84 St. Anselm College Hawks ECAC-2 26 37 15 52 20
1984-85 St. Anselm College Hawks ECAC-2 26 41 30 71 48
1985-86 St. Anselm College Hawks ECAC-2 25 22 20 42 16
1986-87 Flint Spirits IHL 82 27 52 79 59 6 3 2 5 0
1987-88 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 78 30 29 59 43
1988-89 Los Angeles Kings NHL 4 0 1 1 0 +2
1988-89 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 74 37 55 92 41 17 10 21 31 6
1989-90 Los Angeles Kings NHL 22 3 4 7 10 +4
1989-90 New York Islanders NHL 54 18 11 29 26 +10 5 1 0 1 4
1990-91 New York Islanders NHL 52 6 6 12 10 -14
1990-91 Capital District Islanders AHL 17 9 9 18 4
1991-92 New York Islanders NHL 33 7 2 9 15 -4
1991-92 Capital District Islanders AHL 21 11 18 29 14
1992-93 San Jose Sharks NHL 30 6 2 8 6 -21
1992-93 San Diego Gulls IHL 48 26 49 75 26 14 4 7 11 6
1993-94 San Diego Gulls IHL 69 31 48 79 61 8 0 7 7 6
1994-95 San Diego Gulls IHL 80 43 55 98 10 5 0 1 1 4
1995-96 Los Angeles Ice Dogs IHL 11 11 9 20 10
1995-96 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 58 26 32 58 40 23 7 11 18 10
1996-97 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 68 30 25 55 60 10 5 8 13 6
1997-98 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 80 32 33 65 62 +3 17 11 10 21 2
1998-99 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 74 20 33 53 52 -19 17 2 12 14 14
1999-00
2000-01
2001-02 Manchester Monarchs AHL 5 0 0 0 0 -1
NHL Totals 195 40 26 66 67 5 1 0 1 4


NCAA (College Div.) East All-American Team (1986)
IHL Second All-Star Team (1993, 1995)
Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, April 18, 1988. Traded to NY Islanders by Los Angeles with Ken Baumgartner for Mikko Makela, November 29, 1989. Traded to San Jose by NY Islanders for cash, August 28, 1992. Traded to Orlando (IHL) by LA Ice Dogs (IHL) for cash, October 28, 1995.
Officially announced his retirement, July 26, 1999.
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