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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.

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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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