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Brett MacLean
Born December 24 1988 (1988-12-24) (age 28),
London, ON, CAN
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Right
Pro clubs Phoenix Coyotes
Winnipeg Jets
NHL Draft 32nd overall, 2007
Phoenix Coyotes
Playing career 2008–2012


Brett MacLean (born December 24, 1988) is a former Canadian professional ice hockey player who played for the Phoenix Coyotes and Winnipeg Jets in the National Hockey League. He was drafted 32nd overall by the Coyotes in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. He is currently an assistant coach with the University of Waterloo men's hockey team.

Playing careerEdit

MacLean grew up in the small town of Port Elgin, Ontario playing minor hockey for his hometown Port Elgin and the Grey-Bruce Highlanders AAA of the OMHA. After leading his Highlanders to an OHL Cup Semi-Final appearance in 2004, MacLean was drafted in the 1st round (11th overall) of the 2004 OHL Draft by the Erie Otters.[1]

MacLean was drafted 32nd overall, in the 2nd round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the Phoenix Coyotes. Brett was drafted from the Ontario Hockey League, where he played with the Erie Otters and the Oshawa Generals.

On 28 April 2008 he was signed by the Phoenix Coyotes to a two-way deal with the San Antonio Rampage which was then the Coyotes' AHL affiliate.

On December 29, 2010, Maclean was called up to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes, and scored a goal in his first NHL period against Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings later that night.

On October 5, 2011, Maclean was placed on waivers by the Phoenix Coyotes, and was claimed by the Winnipeg Jets.[2] On October 28, 2011, MacLean was again waived, and reclaimed by the Coyotes; he was then assigned to the Coyotes' new AHL affiliate team, the Portland Pirates.

Heart conditionEdit

On July 2, 2012, Maclean suffered a cardiac emergency while playing hockey with friends in Owen Sound, Ontario. He was revived using cardiopulmonary resuscitation and a defibrillator. He subsequently had a defibrillator implanted, and was forced to retire from hockey.[3][4] MacLean is actively campaigning for CPR awareness with the Heart and Stroke Foundation.[5]

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Listowel Cyclones MWJHL 9 4 6 10 10 2 3 2 5 12
2003–04 Grey-Bruce Highlanders OMHA 59 61 41 102 95
2004–05 Erie Otters OHL 68 7 16 23 31 6 1 1 2 6
2005–06 Erie Otters OHL 13 3 5 8 6
2005–06 Oshawa Generals OHL 35 13 25 38 29
2006–07 Oshawa Generals OHL 68 47 53 100 43 7 6 9 15 9
2007–08 Oshawa Generals OHL 61 61 58 119 42 15 5 11 16 12
2008–09 San Antonio Rampage AHL 74 21 19 40 33
2009–10 San Antonio Rampage AHL 76 30 35 65 43
2010–11 San Antonio Rampage AHL 51 23 27 50 28
2010–11 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 13 2 1 3 2
2011–12 Winnipeg Jets NHL 5 0 2 2 2
2011–12 Portland Pirates AHL 63 25 23 48 45
NHL totals 18 2 3 5 4

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
OHL
Second All-Star Team 2007
CHL Top Prospects Game 2007
First All-Star Team 2008
CHL Second All-Star Team 2008
Most Goals (61) 2008
AHL
All-Star Game 2009, 2011
AHL Player of the Month December 2011

ReferencesEdit

  1. OHL profile. Ontario Hockey League (2008-04-05). Retrieved on 2008-04-05.
  2. Jets Claim Brett Maclean off Waivers. Winnipeg Jets (2011-10-06). Retrieved on 2011-10-06.
  3. Brett MacLean hospitalized. ESPN.com (2012-07-03). Retrieved on 2012-07-04.
  4. "Hockey player learned CPR is priceless after unexpected cardiac arrest", Toronto Star, 2012-10-04. Retrieved on 2012-10-04. 
  5. Former NHLer out of hockey, but happy to be alive. The Sports Network (2012-10-09). Retrieved on 2012-10-09.

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