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Basil McRae
Basil McRae
Left Wing
Number: 18
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 210
Shoots: Left
Born: Jan 5, 1961
Birthplace: Beaverton, ON, Canada
Acquired: Signed as a free agent by Detroit on July 17, 1985.
Drafted: QUE / 1980 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 5th (87th overall)
While skating for the London Knights of the OHA, Basil McRae looked like a quintessential power forward who could score goals, throw checks, and win fights. In 1981, he jumped the Quebec Nordiques where, for the next six seasons, he shuttled between the minors and the majors, making stops with the Leafs and Red Wings as well as a second round with the Nordiques.

It wasn't until McRae signed as a free agent with the Minnesota North Stars in 1987, however, that he became an NHL regular. Landing smack in the middle of what was called the "Chuck" Norris division, McRae launched himself into a boiling pot of rivalries held within the division. With the North Stars, he became a fan favorite who racked up an average of 313 penalty minutes per season, during his five-year stint with the team.

McRae prided himself as an enforcer who always worked at improving his limited skills as a two-way player. He also played an honest game, respecting the rules whenever possible. He counts himself as a success, having lasted 16 seasons as an NHLer with throngs of critics, fans, and foes left in his path.

In 1992, McRae broke his leg and was then left unprotected in the expansion draft that transported him to Tampa Bay. There he broke his leg again before being shipped to St. Louis where he settled in for one final big-league run. He then put in eight games with the Blackhawks before retiring in 1996.

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 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