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Don MacLean
Don MacLean
Center
Number: 23
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 199
Shoots: Left
Born: Jan 14, 1977
Birthplace: Sydney, NS, Canada
Acquired: Signed as a free agent by Detroit on August 24, 2005.
Drafted: LAK / 1995 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (33rd overall)
Center Donald MacLean entered the 2001-02 season hoping to get another shot at the NHL with the Toronto Maple Leafs. A top scorer in junior and the minors, he enjoyed a fine training camp in 2000 but was unable to keep his place in the Toronto line-up.

Born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, MacLean played in the NSMHL with the Halifax Hawks before joining the Beauport Harfangs of the QMJHL in 1994-95. He scored 15 goals that year then was selected 33rd overall by the Kings at the entry draft. He later toiled for the Laval Titan and helped the Hull Olympiques win the Memorial Cup in 1997.

MacLean split his rookie pro season between the Kings and the Fredericton Canadiens of the AHL in 1997-98. He then spent two years in the minors before he was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in February 2000. MacLean clicked with the St. John's Maple Leafs and notched 26 points in the last 21 games of the regular season. The next fall he was one of the top player at the Leafs' camp and initially made the team. After three games he was relegated to the press box and eventually the AHL where he recorded 26 goals in 61 games.

After parts of three seasons with the Maple Leaf organization, MacLean signed as a free-agent with the Columbus Blue Jackets in the summer of 2002. Upon his arrival with Columbus, MacLean went on to spend most of his time with the club's AHL affiliate in Syracuse, while seeing limited action with the parent club.

In the summer of 2005, MacLean was acquired by the Detroit Red Wings however the centerman would spend the majority of the season with the club's AHL team in Grand Rapids. Despite recording five hat-tricks and setting an AHL record for consecutive games with a point (19), MacLean was not resigned by the Red Wings.

In the summer of 2006, MacLean was signed as a free agent by the Phoenix Coyotes. He would spend most of his time with the Coyotes' AHL affiliate that season and go on to sign with a club team in Switzerland the following year.

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