Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Randy McKay
A scrappy right-winger with ability to score and check, Randy McKay starred in the Quebec Midget AAA Hockey League with Lac St. Louis in 1983-84 and was chosen 113th overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft. After completing his four years with the Michigan Tech Huskies, the feisty winger spent most of his first two pro seasons with the AHL's Adirondack Red Wings. After playing a part time role in Detroit in 1990-91, McKay was sent to the New Jersey Devils as part of the compensation package for the signing of free agent Troy Crowder.

Beginning in 1991-92, McKay blossomed into a tough grinder on an emerging NHL power. He helped the Devils reach the Eastern Conference Final in 1993-94 and scored eight goals while helping the Devils win the Stanley Cup the next season. McKay continued to keep the club around the top of the NHL standings and recorded a personal best 24 goals in 1998. Two years later, he provided grit and leadership when New Jersey won its second Stanley Cup title. McKay notched 23 goals in 2001 and potted six playoff goals as the Devils narrowly lost the Stanley Cup finals in seven games to the Colorado Avalanche.

After spending parts of eleven seasons in New Jersey, the Dallas Stars who had won the Stanley Cup in 1999, looked to avenge their loss to McKay's Devils in the 2000 Final, acquiring the robust winger in the late stages of the 2001-02 season. The Montreal native went on to play a mere 14 games with the Stars before signing as a free agent with the Montreal Canadiens in the summer of 2002. Although his offensive totals had fallen, McKay's leadership and playoff experience are what the club looked to build on.

McKay went on to play only one season with the Canadiens before announcing his retirement prior to the 2003-04 season.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1983-84 Lac St-Louis Lions QAAA 38 18 28 46 62 11 6 10 16 8
1984-85 Michigan Tech Huskies WCHA 25 4 5 9 32
1985-86 Michigan Tech Huskies WCHA 40 12 22 34 46
1986-87 Michigan Tech Huskies WCHA 39 5 11 16 46
1987-88 Michigan Tech Huskies WCHA 41 17 24 41 70
1987-88 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 10 0 3 3 12 6 0 4 4 0
1988-89 Detroit Red Wings NHL 3 0 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 2
1988-89 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 58 29 34 63 170 14 4 7 11 60
1989-90 Detroit Red Wings NHL 33 3 6 9 51 +1
1989-90 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 36 16 23 39 99 6 3 0 3 35
1990-91 Detroit Red Wings NHL 47 1 7 8 183 -15 5 0 1 1 41
1991-92 New Jersey Devils NHL 80 17 16 33 246 +6 7 1 3 4 10
1992-93 New Jersey Devils NHL 73 11 11 22 206 0 5 0 0 0 16
1993-94 New Jersey Devils NHL 78 12 15 27 244 +24 20 1 2 3 24
1994-95 New Jersey Devils NHL 33 5 7 12 44 +10 19 8 4 12 11
1995-96 New Jersey Devils NHL 76 11 10 21 145 +7
1996-97 New Jersey Devils NHL 77 9 18 27 109 +15 10 1 1 2 0
1997-98 New Jersey Devils NHL 74 24 24 48 86 +30 6 0 1 1 0
1998-99 New Jersey Devils NHL 70 17 20 37 143 +10 7 3 2 5 2
1999-00 New Jersey Devils NHL 67 16 23 39 80 +8 23 0 6 6 9
2000-01 New Jersey Devils NHL 77 23 20 43 50 +3 19 6 3 9 8
2001-02 New Jersey Devils NHL 55 6 7 13 65 +2
2001-02 Dallas Stars NHL 14 1 4 5 7 +2
2002-03 Montreal Canadiens NHL 75 6 13 19 72 -14
NHL Totals 932 162 201 363 1731 123 20 23 43 123


Transferred to New Jersey by Detroit with Dave Barr as compensation for Detroit's signing of free agent Troy Crowder, September 9, 1991. Traded to Dallas by New Jersey with Jason Arnott and New Jersey's 1st round choice (later traded to Columbus - later traded to Buffalo - Buffalo selected Daniel Paille) in 2002 Entry Draft for Joe Nieuwendyk and Jamie Langenbrunner, March 19, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, July 4, 2002.
Officially announced his retirement, September 13, 2003.