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Chris McRae
Chris McRae
Left Wing
Number: 5
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 200
Shoots: Left
Born: Aug 25, 1965
Birthplace: Beaverton, ON, Canada
Acquired: Traded to Detroit by New York Rangers with Red Wings' fifth-round choice in 1990 entry draft for Kris King on September 7, 1989.
Chris McRae played a rugged, tough style of throwback hockey, very similar to that of his older brother Basil, who also played in the NHL with seven different teams. McRae skated with the Newmarket Saints of the OJHL at the age of 17 before moving up to major junior hockey in 1983-84, first with Belleville and then Sudbury. Early in 1984-85 McRae was traded to the Oshawa Generals where he finished out his junior eligibility.

McRae was undrafted but was offered a free-agent contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs in October, 1985. He had a strong training camp and earned a position with the club's AHL affiliate in St. Catherines. In 59 games with the Saints, McRae quickly established a name for himself as a tough, aggressive player who always put the team first, including sticking up for teammates when the going got rough, as evidenced by his 233 minutes in penalties.

In 1987-88, McRae's hard work paid off with an eleven-game call-up to the Maple Leafs. Although he failed to record a point, he made his presence felt, spending 65 minutes in the penalty box, taking on the role of temporary enforcer and thus easing the burden of such players as Al Secord, who was looked upon more for his scoring exploits, but had often been left to assume the dual role in the absence of a noted policeman. McRae played another three games with Toronto in 1988-89.

McRae also played seven games in the NHL with the Detroit Red Wings in the 1989-90 season, where he scored one goal for the only point of his career. He continued to play hockey through the 1991-92 season, retiring as a member of the IHL's Fort Wayne Komets.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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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 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Tatar 5 0 3 1 3
M. Green 5 1 1 -1 2
A. Athanasiou 5 1 0 1 1
G. Nyquist 5 1 0 2 1
H. Zetterberg 5 1 0 3 1
J. Abdelkader 5 1 0 -3 1
B. Richards 5 1 0 -4 1
D. Helm 5 1 0 -1 1
D. Larkin 5 1 0 -2 1
N. Kronwall 5 0 1 3 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 1 2 0 .945 1.36
J. Howard 0 2 0 .891 3.59