Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dan McGillis
Born in Hawkesbury, Ontario, Dan McGillis played Tier II Junior A in his hometown and was selected 238th overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft. He then spent four years at Northeastern University where he was a two-time selection to the Hockey East First All-Star Team. In March 1996, the young rearguard was sent to the Edmonton Oilers for grinding winger Kirk Maltby.

McGillis enjoyed a strong rookie season in 1996-97 and helped Edmonton reach the second round of the playoffs. After spending the better part of the 1997-98 season in Edmonton, McGillis was sent to the Philadelphia Flyers for slick defenceman Janne Niinimaa. Upon joining the Flyers, McGillis helped the club's break-out with his incisive passes and logged many minutes on the power play. In 2000-01, he set personal highs with 14 goals and 49 points while using his 230 lb. frame more effectively on defence.

A member of Canada's World Championship Team in 2002, McGillis went on to play parts of six seasons with the Flyers, before being dealt to the San Jose Sharks. McGillis played only 37 games with the Sharks before being traded late in the 2002-03 season to the Boston Bruins where he remains a key figure on the team's blue line.

In 2003-04, McGillis continued his strong play on the Bruins blue line and surpassed the 600-game plateau before being acquired by the New Jersey Devils in the summer of 2005.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1989-90 Hawkesbury Hawks ON-Jr.A 55 2 1 3 52
1990-91 Hawkesbury Hawks ON-Jr.A 56 8 22 30 92
1991-92 Hawkesbury Hawks ON-Jr.A 36 5 19 24 106
1992-93 Northeastern University H-East 35 5 12 17 42
1993-94 Northeastern University H-East 38 4 25 29 82
1994-95 Northeastern University H-East 34 9 22 31 70
1995-96 Northeastern University H-East 34 12 24 36 50
1996-97 Edmonton Oilers NHL 73 6 16 22 52 +2 12 0 5 5 24
1997-98 Edmonton Oilers NHL 67 10 15 25 74 -17
1997-98 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 13 1 5 6 35 -4 5 1 2 3 10
1998-99 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 78 8 37 45 61 +16 6 0 1 1 12
1999-00 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 68 4 14 18 55 +16 18 2 6 8 12
2000-01 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 82 14 35 49 86 +13 6 1 0 1 6
2001-02 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 75 5 14 19 46 +17 5 1 0 1 8
2001-02 Canada WC-A 5 0 1 1 2 0
2002-03 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 24 0 3 3 20 +7
2002-03 San Jose Sharks NHL 37 3 13 16 30 -6
2002-03 Boston Bruins NHL 10 0 1 1 10 +2 5 3 0 3 2
2003-04 Boston Bruins NHL 80 5 23 28 65 -1 7 0 0 0 2
2004-05
2005-06 New Jersey Devils NHL 27 0 6 6 36 -5
2005-06 Albany River Rats AHL 40 7 18 25 57
2006-07 Lowell Devils AHL 68 10 31 41 62 +10
2007-08 Adler Mannheim Germany 41 3 8 11 108 5 0 0 0 8
2008-09 Adler Mannheim Germany 47 3 16 19 88 9 2 3 5 12
2009-10 Adler Mannheim Germany 14 2 2 4 47 2 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 634 56 182 238 570 64 8 14 22 76


Hockey East First All-Star Team (1995, 1996)
NCAA East First All-American Team (1996)
Traded to Edmonton by Detroit for Kirk Maltby, March 20, 1996. Traded to Philadelphia by Edmonton with Edmonton's 2nd round choice (Jason Beckett) in 1998 Entry Draft for Janne Niinimaa, March 24, 1998. Traded to San Jose by Philadelphia for Marcus Ragnarsson, December 6, 2002. Traded to Boston by San Jose for Boston's 2nd round choice (later traded to NY Rangers - NY Rangers selected Ivan Baranka) in 2003 Entry Draft, March 11, 2003. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, August 4, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Mannheim (Germany), October 13, 2007.