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Kevin McClelland
Kevin McClelland
Right Wing
Number: 18
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 205
Shoots: Right
Born: Jul 4, 1962
Birthplace: Oshawa, ON, Canada
Acquired: Traded to Detroit by Edmonton with Jimmy Carson and Oilers' fifth-round choice in 1991 entry draft for Petr Klima, Joe Murphy, Adam Graves and Jeff Sharples on November 2, 1989.
Drafted: HFD / 1980 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 4th (71st overall)
Rugged, tough, fearless. Those are the types of words that come to mind when the name Kevin McClelland is mentioned. Growing up in Oshawa, Ontario McClelland always had the natural scoring talent which was combined with a tough grittiness, often resulting in fisticuffs. At 16 he scored 50 goals and 124 points with the Oshawa Legionaires of the OMHA. In 1979-80 he joined the Niagara Falls Flyers of the OMJHL at the age of 17. He made a strong impression in his rookie season and was selected in the fourth round, 71st overall in the 1980 NHL entry draft by the Hartford Whalers. McClelland really became a key contributor in his second year when he had 36 goals and 108 points. He also kept up the feisty part of his game, tabulating 184 minutes in the penalty box. It was a strong Flyers team, which boasted many future NHLers such as; Steve Ludzik, Steve Larmer, Mark Osborne, Pat Graham and Paul Gillis. The team was considered a favourite to win the OMJHL title and advance to the Memorial Cup, but the young upstart Kitchener Rangers, led by such stars as Brian Bellows, Al MacInnis and Scott Stevens had other ideas, taking the Ontario crown.

In 1981-82 McClelland returned for his final year where he was clearly the team leader, both on and off the ice despite playing in just 46 games. His NHL rights had been transferred to the Pittsburgh Penguins as part of Hartford's compensation for signing free agent goaltender Greg Millen. McClelland was called up to the Penguins for ten games, and scored a goal and five points. He missed half the next season with a shoulder injury, sustained in a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

In December, 1983 McClelland was traded to the Edmonton Oilers where he enjoyed the bulk of his success in the NHL, playing on four Stanley Cup championship teams in 1984, 1985, 1987 and 1988. The biggest goal of his career came in Game One of the 1984 Stanley Cup finals against the New York Islanders when McClelland scored the game's only marker, giving the club a 1-0 lead in the series. Although it was just one win, it was a major psychological victory for the young Oiler team, which had been bounced in four straight games to those same Islanders in the Cup finals the year before. The Oilers went on to sweep that series, denying New York its fifth consecutive Cup. One dynasty was ended, and another had just begun.

McClelland's presence was a definite asset in the 1995 Stanley Cup finals against the rough and tough Philadelphia Flyers. With Dave Semenko moved on in those later years, McClelland took on an increased role as team policeman in the mid 1980s, which he performed admirably. The Oilers and Flyers met again in the 1987 finals, with the Oilers coming out on top. Edmonton defended its title in 1988, sweeping the Boston Bruins in four straight games.

With the Oilers in financial distress and the team being dismantled and looking to rebuild with younger more inexpensive players, McClelland was shipped off to Detroit in November, 1989. He remained with the Red Wings for a year and then had brief stops in Toronto and Winnipeg. He retired from hockey in 1994-95 while playing for the AHL's Rochester Americans.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 77 17 49 -6 66
P. Datsyuk 63 26 39 12 65
T. Tatar 82 29 27 6 56
G. Nyquist 82 27 27 -11 54
J. Abdelkader 71 23 21 3 44
N. Kronwall 80 9 35 -4 44
R. Sheahan 79 13 23 -3 36
D. Helm 75 15 18 7 33
D. DeKeyser 80 2 29 11 31
S. Weiss 52 9 16 -2 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Howard 23 13 11 .910 2.44
P. Mrazek 16 9 2 .918 2.38

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