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Kurtis McLean
Kurtis McLean
Position Centre
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
190 lb (86 kg)
SM-liiga Team
F. Teams
Lukko
New York Islanders
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born November 2 1980 (1980-11-02) (age 36),
Kirkland Lake, ON, CAN
NHL Draft Undrafted
Pro Career 2005 – present

Kurtis McLean (born November 2, 1980, in Kirkland Lake, ON, CAN), is a professional Canadian ice hockey centre who plays for SM-liiga club Lukko Rauma

Playing careerEdit

Undrafted, McLean was signed by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2005 after playing four seasons at Norwich University. He was called up from the Wheeling Nailers during the 2005–06 season, playing 32 games with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. McLean finished second on the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in points (54), assists (32), and plus/minus (+14) and was tied for third the team in goals (22). He helped the Penguins win the Eastern Conference Championship and finished third on the team in playoff scoring with 19 points (4g/15a).

On July 3, 2008, Kurtis signed with the New York Islanders. He was called up to the Islanders on January 19, 2009 and scored his first NHL goal, in his second NHL game, against Jean-Sebastien Giguere in a 2-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks on January 21, 2009.

On January 23, 2009, Kurtis was inducted into Hockey Heritage North. Town mayor Bill Enouy had this to say about Kurtis. "They will never be able to take that off his resume (no matter what happens in the future) he will always be a guy that played in the NHL".

On May 29, 2009, McLean signed a contract with Finnish club Lukko of the SM-liiga.

December 2010 voted for "the best foreign player of the season in SM-liiga" by the 14 head coaches of SM-liiga.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 Trenton Sting OPJHL 47 37 38 75 16
2001–02 Norwich University ECAC 32 28 24 52 12
2002–03 Norwich University ECAC 29 25 23 48 26
2003–04 Norwich University ECAC 28 36 21 57 16
2004–05 Norwich University ECAC 26 29 26 55 6
2004–05 Richmond Riverdogs UHL 4 1 2 3 2
2005–06 Wheeling Nailers ECHL 41 31 25 56 32 5 4 4 8 4
2005–06 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 32 4 11 15 8 7 0 0 0 4
2006–07 Wheeling Nailers ECHL 16 11 12 23 21
2006–07 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 55 16 16 32 24 10 4 3 7 4
2007–08 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 76 22 32 54 58 23 4 15 19 8
2008–09 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 62 15 37 52 30
2008–09 New York Islanders NHL 4 1 0 1 0
2009–10 Lukko Rauma SML 42 18 25 43 28
NHL totals 4 1 0 1 0

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