Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- John McIntyre
John McIntyre was a scrappy defensive centre who had many tricks up his sleeve that could throw off opposing forwards. A decent scorer in junior, he carved out a six-year NHL career by focusing on his checking assignments and battling hard in the corners and the slot.

The native of Ravenswood, Ontario played Junior B with the Strathroy Rockets before joining the OHL's Guelph Platers in 1985-86. During his rookie season, he helped the club win the Memorial Cup. McIntyre was chosen 49th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1987 and was the top-two way pivot his last two years in the OHL. In 1989, he was a member of Team Canada when it finished fourth at the World Junior Championships.

As a rookie, the young forward played 59 games as one of the few checkers on the offensive-minded Toronto Maple Leafs in 1989-90. The next year, he was sent to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for veteran Mike Krushelnyski. McIntyre saw plenty of ice time as a defensive shadow and penalty killer and helped his new club reach the second round of the 1991 playoffs.

Late in the 1992-93 season, the Kings traded McIntyre to the New York Rangers. Early the next year he was picked up on waivers by the Vancouver Canucks where he played two seasons as a checker. McIntyre retired in 1996 after playing 53 games for the AHL's Syracuse Crunch.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1983-84 Thedford Browns ON-Jr.D 34 18 29 47 36
1984-85 Strathroy Blades ON-Jr.B 48 21 23 44 49
1985-86 Guelph Platers OHL 30 4 6 10 25 20 1 5 6 31
1985-86 Guelph Platers M-Cup 4 0 1 1 4
1986-87 Guelph Platers OHL 47 8 22 30 95
1987-88 Guelph Platers OHL 39 24 18 42 109
1988-89 Guelph Platers OHL 52 30 26 56 129 7 5 4 9 25
1988-89 Canada WJC-A 7 1 0 1 4
1988-89 Newmarket Saints AHL 3 0 2 2 7 5 1 1 2 20
1989-90 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 59 5 12 17 117 -12 2 0 0 0 2
1989-90 Newmarket Saints AHL 6 2 2 4 12
1990-91 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 13 0 3 3 25 0
1990-91 Los Angeles Kings NHL 56 8 5 13 115 +6 12 0 1 1 24
1991-92 Los Angeles Kings NHL 73 5 19 24 100 0 6 0 4 4 12
1992-93 Los Angeles Kings NHL 49 2 5 7 80 -13
1992-93 New York Rangers NHL 11 1 0 1 4 -1
1993-94 Vancouver Canucks NHL 62 3 6 9 38 -9 24 0 1 1 16
1994-95 Vancouver Canucks NHL 28 0 4 4 37 -3
1995-96 Syracuse Crunch AHL 53 13 14 27 78
NHL Totals 351 24 54 78 516 44 0 6 6 54


Traded to Los Angeles by Toronto for Mike Krushelnyski, November 9, 1990. Traded to NY Rangers by Los Angeles for Mark Hardy and Ottawa's 5th round choice (previously acquired, Los Angeles selected Frederick Beaubien) in 1993 Entry Draft, March 22, 1993. Claimed by Vancouver from NY Rangers in Waiver Draft, October 3, 1993.