Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dave McLlwain
In the world of useless trivia, stump your friends with "Name an NHL player who has five consecutive consonants in his name." Give up? You peeked! Of course, it's Dave McLlwain.

After a fine junior career as a goal scorer with the OHL's North Bay Centennials, McLlwain joined the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1987-88 and played in Pennsylvania for two seasons. But a summertime trade made McLlwain a Winnipeg Jet in 1989. As a Jet, he enjoyed the finest offensive season of his career, scoring 25 goals and 26 assists in 1989-90.

In 1991-92, McLlwain has the distinction of playing for four different NHL teams in a single season. He started as a Jet playing three games, was traded to Buffalo where he skated in five games, was traded to the Islanders, playing 54 games on Long Island, then joined the Toronto Maple Leafs for the final eleven games of their season.

McLlwain played 1992-93 with Toronto but with Ottawa entering the league, he was picked up in the Waiver Draft. The dust never really got to settle on Dave's suitcase, as during the 1995-96 season, he was dealt to Pittsburgh. The next season, he signed with the New York Islanders as a free agent but played just four more NHL games.

Dave McLlwain took his act to Europe, where he continues his circuitous career.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1982-83 Seaforth Centennaires OHA-D 34 25 20 45 26
1983-84 Seaforth Centennaires OHA-D 33 42 36 78 30
1984-85 Dixie Beehives ON-Jr.A 1 1 1 2 0
1984-85 Kitchener Rangers OHL 61 13 21 34 29
1985-86 Kitchener Rangers OHL 13 7 7 14 12
1985-86 North Bay Centennials OHL 51 30 28 58 25 10 4 4 8 2
1986-87 North Bay Centennials OHL 60 46 73 119 35 24 7 18 25 40
1986-87 Canada WJC-A 6 4 3 7 2
1987-88 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 66 11 8 19 40 -1
1987-88 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 9 4 6 10 23 6 2 3 5 8
1988-89 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 24 1 2 3 4 -11 3 0 1 1 0
1988-89 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 46 37 35 72 51 7 8 2 10 6
1989-90 Winnipeg Jets NHL 80 25 26 51 60 -1 7 0 1 1 2
1990-91 Winnipeg Jets NHL 60 14 11 25 46 -13
1991-92 Winnipeg Jets NHL 3 1 1 2 2 +1
1991-92 Buffalo Sabres NHL 5 0 0 0 2 -3
1991-92 New York Islanders NHL 54 8 15 23 28 -8
1991-92 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 11 1 2 3 4 +1
1992-93 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 66 14 4 18 30 -18 4 0 0 0 0
1993-94 Ottawa Senators NHL 66 17 26 43 48 -40
1994-95 Ottawa Senators NHL 43 5 6 11 22 -26
1995-96 Ottawa Senators NHL 1 0 1 1 2 0
1995-96 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 60 30 45 75 80
1995-96 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 18 2 4 6 4 -5 6 0 0 0 0
1996-97 New York Islanders NHL 4 1 1 2 0 -2
1996-97 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 63 29 46 75 85 14 8 15 23 6
1997-98 EV Landshut Germany 47 21 13 34 34 3 0 0 0 4
1998-99 SC Bern Swiss 39 20 34 54 30 6 2 2 4 6
1999-00 SC Bern Swiss 45 16 33 49 51 5 1 1 2 6
1999-00 Canada Nat-Tm 3 0 0 0 0
2000-01 Kolner Haie Germany 50 17 24 41 52 3 1 0 1 6
2001-02 Kolner Haie Germany 52 12 28 40 58 0
2002-03 Kolner Haie Germany 52 18 26 44 70 15 3 10 13 53
2003-04 Kolner Haie Germany 47 23 29 52 126 2 1 2 3 2
2004-05 Kolner Haie Germany 51 15 32 47 83 7 2 5 7 8
2005-06 Kolner Haie Germany 51 14 50 64 111 9 3 9 12 22
2006-07 Kolner Haie Germany 52 21 41 62 92 9 4 10 14 22
2007-08 Kolner Haie Germany 53 19 35 54 73 13 1 8 9 26
2008-09 Kolner Haie Germany 42 8 16 24 48
NHL Totals 501 100 107 207 292 20 0 2 2 2


OHL Second All-Star Team (1987) Traded to Winnipeg by Pittsburgh with Randy Cunneyworth and Rick Tabaracci for Jim Kyte, Andrew McBain and Randy Gilhen, June 17, 1989. Traded to Buffalo by Winnipeg with Gord Donnelly, Winnipeg's 5th round pick (Yuri Khmylev) in 1992 NHL Draft and cash for Darrin Shannon, Mike Hartman and Dean Kennedy, October 11, 1991. Traded to NY Islanders by Buffalo with Pierre Turgeon, Uwe Krupp and Benoit Hogue for Pat LaFontaine, Randy Hillier, Randy Wood and NY Islanders' 4th round pick (Dean Melanson) in 1992 NHL Draft, October 25, 1991. Traded to Toronto by NY Islanders with Ken Baumgartner for Daniel Marois and Claude Loiselle, March 10, 1992. Claimed by Ottawa from Toronto in Waiver Draft, October 3, 1993. Traded to Pittsburgh by Ottawa for Pittsburgh's 8th round pick (Erich Goldmann) in 1996 NHL Draft, March 1, 1996. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 29, 1996.
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