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Norm Maciver
Position Defenceman
Shoots Left
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
180 lb (82 kg)
Teams New York Rangers
Hartford Whalers
Edmonton Oilers
Ottawa Senators
Pittsburgh Penguins
Winnipeg Jets
Phoenix Coyotes
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born September 8 1964 (1964-09-08) (age 52),
Thunder Bay, ON, CAN
NHL Draft Undrafted
Pro Career 1986 – 1999

Norm Maciver (born September 8, 1964 in Thunder Bay, Ontario) is a retired Canadian professional defenceman who played in the National Hockey League as a member of the New York Rangers, Hartford Whalers, Edmonton Oilers, Ottawa Senators, Pittsburgh Penguins, and the Winnipeg Jets/Phoenix Coyotes franchise.

MacIver was never drafted by an NHL franchise and instead took the National Collegiate Athletic Association route in order to reach the NHL. The defenceman played four seasons with the University of Minnesota-Duluth and in 1985-86 was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, awarded to the NCAA's top player. While playing at the University of Minnesota, MacIver earned a communications degree and signed as a free agent with the NHL's New York Rangers upon graduation.

He played for the Rangers, Edmonton Oilers, and the Hartford Whalers but was rarely a full-timer with any of these teams. He finally made it with the Ottawa Senators' debut season of 1992-93, when Maciver led the team in scoring with 17 goals and 46 assists for 63 points in 80 games. After the season, he was found to have a bruised heart from which he, fortunately, recovered.

In the spring of 1996, he scored the final goal in Winnipeg Jets' history prior to the team's relocation to Phoenix in the sixth game of a first round playoff series against the Detroit Red Wings.

His lack of size was a handicap, despite his offensive skills. After some more bouncing around the NHL, Maciver retired in 1999.

After retirement he became an assistant coach for the American Hockey League's Springfield Falcons from 2000 to 2003, and then the NHL's Boston Bruins from 2003 to 2006.

He played 500 regular season games in the NHL, scoring 55 goals and 230 assists for 285 points and collecting 350 penalty minutes.

Maciver is currently an amateur scout with the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks.

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