Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Brett McLean
Brett McLean was born August 14, 1978 in Comox, British Columbia. Originally drafted by the Dallas Stars in 1997, McLean signed as a free agent with the Chicago Blackhawks in the summer of 2002. A graduate of the WHL, McLean spent five seasons with stops in Tacoma, Kelowna and Brandon.

The Comox, British Columbia native spent his first three seasons of professional hockey bouncing from the AHL (Cincinnati, Saint John, Houston), IHL (Cleveland) and ECHL (Johnstown) before getting his opportunity with the Chicago Blackhawks during the 2002-03 season. An offensively gifted player, McLean spent the majority of the 2002-03 season with the team's AHL affiliate in Norfolk where he finished with 61 points (23-38-61) in 77 games, while seeing action in two games with the parent club in Chicago.

In 2003-04, McLean earned a full time roster spot with Chicago and went on to tally 31 points (11-20-31) in 76 games, before joining the Colorado Avalanche in the summer of 2004. In his first season with the Avs, McLean nearly matched his career high posting 28 points through 78 games with the club.

After only one season with the Colorado Avalanche, McLean signed a three-year contract with the Florida Panthers.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1993-94 Notre Dame Bantam Hounds SMBHL 71 109 124 233 70
1994-95 Tacoma Rockets WHL 67 11 23 34 33 4 0 1 1 0
1995-96 Kelowna Rockets WHL 71 37 42 79 60 6 2 2 4 6
1996-97 Kelowna Rockets WHL 72 44 60 104 89 +15 6 4 2 6 12
1997-98 Kelowna Rockets WHL 54 42 45 87 91 +25 7 4 5 9 17
1998-99 Kelowna Rockets WHL 44 32 38 70 46 -6
1998-99 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 21 15 16 31 20 -2 5 1 6 7 8
1998-99 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 7 0 3 3 6
1999-00 Johnstown Chiefs ECHL 8 4 7 11 6 +9
1999-00 Saint John Flames AHL 72 15 23 38 115 -8 3 0 1 1 2
2000-01 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 74 20 24 44 54 +6 4 0 0 0 18
2001-02 Houston Aeros AHL 78 24 21 45 71 -19 14 1 6 7 12
2002-03 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 2 0 0 0 0 -1
2002-03 Norfolk Admirals AHL 77 23 38 61 60 +14 9 2 6 8 9
2003-04 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 76 11 20 31 54 -11
2003-04 Norfolk Admirals AHL 4 3 3 6 6 -2
2004-05 IF Malmo Redhawks Sweden 38 7 6 13 102
2004-05 IF Redhawks Malmo Sweden-Q 9 1 1 2 16
2005-06 Colorado Avalanche NHL 82 9 31 40 51 -7 8 0 1 1 4
2006-07 Colorado Avalanche NHL 78 15 20 35 36 +8
2007-08 Florida Panthers NHL 67 14 23 37 34 -5
2008-09 Florida Panthers NHL 80 7 12 19 29 -12
2009-10 SC Bern Swiss 34 13 20 33 24 15 5 7 12 8
2010-11 SC Bern Swiss 50 10 17 27 22 6 3 0 3 6
2011-12 Rockford IceHogs AHL 36 7 14 21 20 -11
2011-12 HC Lugano Swiss 10 5 1 6 4 6 0 3 3 4
2012-13 HC Lugano Swiss 50 13 24 37 44 7 1 7 8 6
2013-14 HC Lugano Swiss 50 18 26 44 52 5 0 0 0 10
2014-15 HC Lugano Swiss 47 9 21 30 14 6 3 0 3 2
2015-16 EHC Linz Austria 52 13 47 60 40 9 1 6 7 2
2016-17 EHC Linz Austria 39 9 27 36 14 5 0 1 1 0
NHL Totals 385 56 106 162 204 8 0 1 1 4


WHL West Second All-Star Team (1998) Traded to Brandon (WHL) by Kelowna (WHL) for Ryan Johnson, Andrew Kaminsky and future considerations, February 2, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, September 1, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 13, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, July 23, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, July 22, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Malmo (Sweden), September 24, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 1, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Bern (Swiss), October 10, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, July 1, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Lugano (Swiss), January 18, 2012.
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