Paul MacLean of Antigonish, Nova Scotia never dreamed of playing in the NHL. It was after playing with the Hull Olympiques for a year, 1977-78, of the QMJHL, where he scored 39 goals and 32 assists for 71 points in 66 games, that he attracted the attention from the NHL. The St. Louis Blues drafted him 109th overall.
MacLean spent the next year with the Dalhousie Tigers, helping them to a rare AUAA hockey championship. Next came an invitation to join Canada’s National Team which was preparing to re-enter Olympic competition. He was acquired by the Winnipeg Jets in 1981.
MacLean played seven seasons with the Jets scoring more than 40 goals in three of the seasons. His most productive season occurred in 1984-85 when he finished 11th overall in scoring with 41 goals and 60 assists for 101 points. He made stops in Detroit and St. Louis until 1990-91 when injuries prompted him to hang up his skates.
Overall throughout his 10 NHL seasons he compiled 324 goals and 349 assists for 673 points in 719 games. Paul MacLean was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame in 1995.
• 1977-78 Played with the Hull Olympiques
• Drafted 109th St. Louis Blues, 1978
• 1978 Finals Atlantic Uni Hockey Conf. Championship
• On Canada’s National Team
• Winnipeg Jets 1981
• Played 7 Seasons with the Winnipeg Jets