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Encyclopedia > Kirk McLean
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
Nickname(s) Captain Kirk, The Wall
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
177-195 lb (88 kg)
Pro Clubs New Jersey Devils
Vancouver Canucks
Carolina Hurricanes
Florida Panthers
New York Rangers
Nationality Flag of Canada Canada
Born June 26, 1966 (1966-06-26) (age 41),
Willowdale, ON, CAN
Pro Career 19842001

Kirk Alan McLean (born June 26, 1966 in Willowdale, Ontario, now part of Toronto), is a retired professional ice hockey goaltender most famous for his long and successful stint with the National Hockey League's Vancouver Canucks. The position an ice hockey player plays can be divided into three basic categories: Forwards Centre Wingers Defenceman Goaltender ... This article is about the goaltender in ice hockey. ... There are three styles of gloves worn by ice hockey players. ... // A nickname is a name of a person or thing other than its proper name. ... Stature redirects here. ... Weight, in the context of human body weight measurements in the medical sciences and in sports is a measurement of mass, and is thus expressed in units of mass, such as kilograms (kg), or units of force such as pounds (lb). ... The pound or pound-mass (abbreviations: lb, lbm, or sometimes in the United States, #) is a unit of mass (sometimes called weight in everyday parlance) in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... “Kg” redirects here. ... The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. ... The Vancouver Canucks are a professional ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... The Carolina Hurricanes are a professional ice hockey team based in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... The Florida Panthers are a professional ice hockey team based in the Ft. ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... In English usage, nationality is the legal relationship between a person and a country. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... A childs first birthday party. ... is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Willowdale is an established and affluent community in the former City of North York, now part of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government - Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... Motto (Latin for From Sea to Sea) Anthem O Canada Royal anthem: God Save the Queen Capital Ottawa Largest city Toronto Official languages English, French Government Parliamentary democracy and federal constitutional monarchy  -  Monarch Queen Elizabeth II  -  Governor General Michaëlle Jean  -  Prime Minister Stephen Harper Establishment  -  Act of Union February... This article is about the year. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Willowdale is an established and affluent community in the former City of North York, now part of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government - Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... This article is about the goaltender in ice hockey. ... “NHL” redirects here. ... The Vancouver Canucks are a professional ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ...


McLean played junior hockey for the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League. The New Jersey Devils drafted him in 1984 with their 6th pick (107th Overall), but he only appeared in six games over two seasons for the Devils before Vancouver Canucks' general manager Pat Quinn spotted a diamond in the rough and acquired McLean, along with sniper Greg "Gus" Adams, for star winger Patrik Sundström and the Canucks' 1988 fourth-round draft pick (Matt Ruchty), on September 15, 1987. 1990 Memorial Cup Champions Oshawa Generals The Oshawa Generals are a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). ... OHL All-Star Game 2006 Opening Face Off. ... The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. ... jk;lkkkl;l [popiopi ... The Vancouver Canucks are a professional ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... For the Irish grocery chain entrepreneur, see Quinnsworth John Brian Patrick Pat Quinn (born January 29, 1943, in Hamilton, Ontario),[1] is a former head coach in the National Hockey League, most recently with the Toronto Maple Leafs between 1998 and 2006. ... Greg Gus Adams was born on the 1st of August, 1963 in Nelson, British Columbia. ... Patrik Sundström, also written Sundstrom in English (born 14 December 1961 in SkellefteÃ¥, Sweden) is a retired professional ice hockey centre, who played in the NHL for 10 seasons. ... The 1988 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec. ... is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ...


It was from there that McLean's career took off, as he set a number of franchise records for the Canucks, and appeared in NHL All-Star Games in 1990 and 1992, and was named first runner-up for the Vezina Trophy (for outstanding goaltender) for the 1991-92 NHL season. He became known to fans as 'Captain Kirk,' in reference to the Star Trek protagonist. The 1989-90 NHL season was the 73rd regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1991-92 NHL season was the 75th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... Vezina Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Vezina Trophy is awarded annually to the person deemed the best ice hockey goaltender as voted on by the general managers of the teams in the National Hockey League. ... This article is about the goaltender in ice hockey. ... The 1991-92 NHL season was the 75th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The current Star Trek franchise logo Star Trek is an American science fiction entertainment series and media franchise. ...


His peak with the Canucks undoubtedly came during the 1994 playoffs, when he backstopped them to within two goals of the Stanley Cup, displaying arguably the best run of goaltending in Canucks' history. A heartbreaking seventh-game loss to the New York Rangers eventually ended the run for the Cup, but not before a series of personal highlights. These included a series-saving highlight-reel save in overtime against the Calgary Flames in the seventh game of the first round, as well as a 52-save performance in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Rangers, which Quinn would later quip ought to have been put on videocasette and used as a tutorial for young goaltenders. The 1993-94 NHL season was the 77th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Calgary Flames are a professional hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and play out of the Pengrowth Saddledome. ... Image:Stanleycuptrophy. ...


McLean's play declined steadily for the Canucks in the mid-1990s following a divorce, injury problems and the introduction of lighter, oversized goalie equipment, which caused the demise of the "stand-up" goaltending style. McLean had been one of the NHL's last successful practitioners of this style, before the near-monopoly on "butterfly" goalies set in.


On March 23, 1994, Kirk McLean was the goaltender that Wayne Gretzky scored on for his 802nd career NHL goal breaking Gordie Howe's record of 801.[1][2] Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born January 26, 1961) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ...


After Quinn had been dismissed by the club, new management traded him to the new Carolina Hurricanes franchise along with Martin Gelinas for Sean Burke, Geoff Sanderson, and Enrico Ciccone on January 3, 1998. His tenure in Carolina was brief, as the Hurricanes swapped him later that season to the Florida Panthers for Ray Sheppard, on March 24, 1998. He signed as a free agent with the New York Rangers on July 13, 1999, where he would end his career in 2001. McLean will always be remembered for his stellar play as a Vancouver Canuck and perhaps being the greatest Canuck goalie of all-time. The Carolina Hurricanes are a professional ice hockey team based in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... Martin Gélinas () (born June 5, 1970 in Shawinigan, Quebec, Canada) is a professional ice hockey forward. ... This article is about ice hockey goaltender. ... Geoff M. Sanderson (born February 1, 1972 in Hay River, Northwest Territories) is a Canadian professional ice hockey winger currently playing for the Philadelphia Flyers in the NHL. // Drafted by the Hartford Whalers 36th overall in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft, Sanderson made his NHL debut at the tail end... Enrico Ciccone (born April 10, 1970 in Montreal, Quebec) is a retired Canadian ice hockey defenseman. ... is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1997-98 NHL season was the 81st regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The Florida Panthers are a professional ice hockey team based in the Ft. ... Ray Sheppard (born 27 May 1966 in Petawawa, Ontario, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey right winger who played in the NHL from 1987 to 2000. ... is the 83rd day of the year (84th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... is the 194th day of the year (195th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


McLean is part-owner of the Burnaby Express team in the BC Junior Hockey League and does color commentary for the Canucks' pay-per-view broadcasts. The Burnaby Express are a Tier II Junior A ice hockey team from Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. ...

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Awards

  • Nominated for the Vezina Trophy in 1988-89 NHL season, finished third in voting.
  • Played in the 1990 NHL All-Star Game.
  • Named on the NHL Second All-Star Team, 1991-92 NHL season.
  • Named on the Sporting News All-Star Second Team in 1991-92 NHL season.
  • Played in the 1992 NHL All-Star Game.
  • Nominated for the Vezina Trophy in 1991-92 NHL season, finished second in voting.
  • Vancouver Canucks Taylor Trophy (MVP): 1989-90 NHL season, 1991-92 NHL season.
  • Vancouver Canucks Molson Cup (3-Stars Leader): 1987-88 NHL season, 1989-90 NHL season, 1994-95 NHL season.

Vezina Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Vezina Trophy is awarded annually to the person deemed the best ice hockey goaltender as voted on by the general managers of the teams in the National Hockey League. ... The 1988-89 NHL season was the 72nd season of the National Hockey League. ... The 41st National Hockey League All-Star Game was held in Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, home to the Pittsburgh Penguins, on January 21, 1990. ... The 1991-92 NHL season was the 75th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper, currently affiliated with the Fox network. ... The 1991-92 NHL season was the 75th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 43rd NHL All-Star Game was played at the Spectrum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 18, 1992. ... Vezina Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Vezina Trophy is awarded annually to the person deemed the best ice hockey goaltender as voted on by the general managers of the teams in the National Hockey League. ... The 1991-92 NHL season was the 75th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1989-90 NHL season was the 73rd regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1991-92 NHL season was the 75th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The Molson Cup is an award presented to a distinguished player on some Canadian hockey teams. ... The 1987-88 NHL season was the 71st season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1989-90 NHL season was the 73rd regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1994-95 NHL season was the 78th regular season of the National Hockey League. ...

Records

  • NHL Goalie Games-Played Leader in 1989-90 NHL season (63).
  • NHL Minutes Leader in 1989-90 NHL season (3,739 minutes)
  • NHL Wins Leader in 1991-92 NHL season (38 wins) (tie)
  • NHL Shutouts Leader in 1991-92 NHL season (5 shutouts) (tie)
  • NHL Playoffs Shutouts Leader in 1992 (Van.) (2) & 1994 (Van.) (4)
  • NHL Playoffs Goalie Games-Played Leader in 1994 (Vancouver) (24)
  • NHL Playoffs Minutes Leader in 1994 (Vancouver) (1,544 minutes)

The 1989-90 NHL season was the 73rd regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1989-90 NHL season was the 73rd regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1991-92 NHL season was the 75th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1991-92 NHL season was the 75th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1993-94 NHL season was the 77th regular season of the National Hockey League. ...

Vancouver Canucks

  • Vancouver Canucks Franchise Goaltender Games Leader, 516
  • Vancouver Canucks Franchise Goaltender Wins Leader, 211
  • Vancouver Canucks Franchise Shutout Leader, 20
  • Vancouver Canucks Franchise Playoff Goaltender Games Leader, 68
  • Vancouver Canucks Franchise Playoff Wins Leader, 34
  • Vancouver Canucks Franchise Playoff Shutout Leader, 6

The Vancouver Canucks are a professional ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ...

References

  1. ^ "Vancouver Canucks vs. Los Angeles Kings." National Hockey League. Great Western Forum, Los Angeles, California. 23 March 1994.
  2. ^ http://www.nhl.com/hockeyu/history/gretzky/99reasons.html

See also

A list of National Hockey League seasons since inception of the league: 1917-18 | 1918-19 | 1919-20 | 1920-21 | 1921-22 | 1922-23 | 1923-24 | 1924-25 | 1925-26 | 1926-27 | 1927-28 | 1928-29 | 1929-30 | 1930-31 | 1931-32 | 1932-33 | 1933-34 | 1934-35 | 1935-36... National Hockey League The list of National Hockey League (NHL) players is divided into the following lists: By specific groups Current players List of every NHL player List of members of the Hockey Hall of Fame List of members of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame List of NHL...

External links

  • Kirk McLean's 52 save performance in Game 1 of the 1994 Stanley Cup Finals
  • Greatest Canucks Series

  Results from FactBites:
 
Kirk McLean - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (392 words)
Kirk Alan McLean was born in Willowdale, Ontario (now part of Toronto) on June 26, 1966.
It was from there that McLean's career took off, as he set a number of franchise records for the Canucks, and appeared in National Hockey League All-Star Games in 1990 and 1992, and was named first runner-up for the Vezina Trophy (for outstanding goaltender) for the 1991-92 NHL season.
McLean will always be known for his stellar play as a Vancouver Canuck and perhaps one of the greatest Canuck goalies of all time.
Canucks Central | Vancouver Canucks Hockey | www.canuckscentral.com (4782 words)
Kirk McLean was on his way to the bench to be replaced by a sixth attacker when he suddenly turned around and poke-checked the puck away from a Toronto forward, saving what would have surely been an empty-net goal.
The Canucks were 4-0 in extra time so far in the playoffs, but in the 18th minute of this period Kirk McLean came out to play the puck up to the neutral zone but instead played the puck right onto the stick of Leafs forward Peter Zezel.
The assault on McLean continued as the Rangers went for the kill, but he was showing no cracks in the armor.
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