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Brian McCutcheon
Brian McCutcheon
Left Wing
Number: 29
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 180
Shoots: Left
Born: Aug 3, 1949
Birthplace: Toronto, ON, Canada
Acquired: Signed as a free agent by Detroit on September 29, 1971.
Brian "Boom Boom" McCutcheon came up through the junior ranks in Toronto but was not drafted by an NHL team. Following high school he enrolled at Cornell University where he played in the NCAA. In his rookie year the team's goaltender was Ken Dryden, who was then a senior. In 1970 he was a member of Cornell's NCAA championship team and was inducted into the Cornell Sports Hall of Fame in 1986.

In September, 1971 McCutcheon signed a pro contract with the Detroit Red Wings. He played for three teams called the Wings that year, unfortunately none was Detroit. He played with the Fort Worth Wings of the CHL, the Tidewater Red Wings of the AHL and the Port Huron Wings of the IHL and then in 1972-73 it was the Virginia Wings.

In 1973-74 McCutcheon made the decision to play for a season in Britain. He appeared in 71 games with the London Lions, scoring 47 goals and 75 points. Although it was clear the overall talent level was lower than in North America, the strong offensive output did a lot for McCutcheon's lagging confidence in his game.

McCutcheon returned to North America and got his first chance to play in the NHL in 1974-75 with Detroit. He contributed three goals and four points in 17 games. The following year he was called up for another eight games, but saw very little ice time and remained off the scoresheet. He played his final year in the NHL in 1976-77, getting the call for another 12 games as an injury replacement, but again was held pointless.

After his playing days ended, McCutcheon got involved with coaching first in Austria and then with Elmira College, an NCAA Division Three school. From 1987 to 1995 he was back coaching at his alma mater, Cornell before accepting a coaching position with the Los Angeles Ice Dogs. McCutcheon then took the coaching post with the AHL's Rochester Americans from 1997 to 2000, leading the team to the Calder Cup finals in the last two years before being promoted by the Buffalo Sabres where he now serves as the team's assistant coach to head coach Lindy Ruff and associate coach Don Lever.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
P. Datsyuk 66 16 33 7 49
D. Larkin 80 23 22 11 45
T. Tatar 81 21 24 4 45
G. Nyquist 82 17 26 -2 43
J. Abdelkader 82 19 23 -16 42
M. Green 74 7 28 -6 35
B. Richards 68 10 18 4 28
D. Helm 77 13 13 -2 26
N. Kronwall 64 3 23 -21 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80