Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- John MacMillan
Right-winger John MacMillan played with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings in the 60s. He was best known as a dangerous scorer in college and a reliable two-way forward in the Western league.

Born in Lethbridge, Alberta, MacMillan excelled on the WCJHL's Lethbridge Native Sons before attending the University of Denver. After scoring 30 goals in 1959-60 he was voted on to the WCHA second all-star team. In 1960-61, the young forward scored three goals and was a solid contributor on a checking line with Bob Pulford and Ron Stewart. He started the next season in the AHL but was recalled half way through the schedule to serve as a utility forward. That spring MacMillan played three playoff games while helping Toronto win its first of three straight Stanley Cups.

MacMillan was primarily as farmhand the next year and fired 22 goals for the Rochester Americans of the AHL. He played the first month of the 1963-64 season in Hogtown before the Red Wings picked him up on waivers. He split the remainder of the schedule between the NHL and the AHL's Pittsburgh Hornets then played four playoff games as the Wings reached the finals. After playing three games for Detroit the next season, MacMilllan was a regular in the minors until he retired in 1971. The tricky veteran played his last five pro seasons with the WHL's San Diego Gulls.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1952-53 Crowsnest Pass Coalers WCJHL 1 0 0 0 0
1953-54 Lethbridge Native Sons WCJHL 28 5 9 14 12 4 0 0 0 2
1954-55 Lethbridge Native Sons WCJHL 37 5 11 16 24 3 0 3 3 0
1955-56 Lethbridge Native Sons WCJHL 45 27 27 54 34 9 4 6 10 6
1956-57 University of Denver WCHA
1957-58 University of Denver WCHA 37 19 12 31 50
1958-59 University of Denver WCHA 28 16 25 41 32
1959-60 University of Denver WCHA 34 30 25 55 34
1960-61 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 31 3 5 8 8 4 0 0 0 0
1960-61 Rochester Americans AHL 38 8 7 15 14
1961-62 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 33 6 10 16 25
1961-62 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 31 1 0 1 8 3 0 0 0 0
1962-63 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 6 1 1 2 6 1 0 0 0 0
1962-63 Rochester Americans AHL 57 22 23 45 37
1963-64 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 13 0 0 0 4
1963-64 Detroit Red Wings NHL 20 0 3 3 6 4 0 1 1 2
1963-64 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 31 4 8 12 8 5 1 1 2 0
1964-65 Detroit Red Wings NHL 3 0 1 1 0
1964-65 Memphis Wings CPHL 61 17 20 37 43
1964-65 St. Paul Rangers CPHL 3 0 0 0 6
1965-66 Memphis Wings CPHL 64 12 14 26 29
1966-67 San Diego Gulls WHL 71 20 26 46 76
1967-68 San Diego Gulls WHL 72 12 32 44 61 7 0 0 0 4
1968-69 San Diego Gulls WHL 74 22 38 60 55 7 3 0 3 4
1969-70 San Diego Gulls WHL 71 19 48 67 35 6 4 3 7 0
1970-71 San Diego Gulls WHL 72 12 23 35 31 6 0 0 0 2
NHL Totals 104 5 10 15 32 12 0 1 1 2


WCHA Second All-Star Team (1960) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1962, 1963) Claimed on waivers by Detroit from Toronto, December 3, 1963. Traded to San Diego (WHL) by Detroit for cash, June, 1966.
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