Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mike McPhee
Left-winger Mike McPhee was a solid two-way worker for over 700 games spent mostly with the Montreal Canadiens. An imposing force in the corners who could stay with his check, he also registered four 20-goal seasons.

Born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, McPhee was chosen 124th overall by the Habs in 1980 while he was in the midst of a fine college career at RPI. He spent most of his first two pro seasons in the AHL before gaining a permanent spot on the Montreal roster in 1984-85.

During the late 1980s, McPhee was selected to participate in the 1989 NHL All-Star Game. His stellar two-way work was a factor when Montreal won the Stanley Cup in 1986 and reached the finals in 1989. McPhee's work ethic and willingness to play the body and stay with his check made him a favourite of coaches Jean Perron and Pat Burns. His tenacious work earned him the respect of his peers and he was a three-time winner of the Jacques Beauchamp trophy as the team's unsung hero.

Prior to the 1992-93 season, the veteran forward was traded to the Minnesota North Stars. McPhee saw plenty of ice time under coach Bob Gainey who appreciated his steadfast commitment to defensive hockey. He remained with the team when it relocated to Dallas the next season and scored 20 goals. He retired after helping the Stars reach the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1977-78 Port Hawkesbury Pirates MJrHL 32 50 37 87
1978-79 RPI Engineers ECAC 26 14 19 33 16
1979-80 RPI Engineers ECAC 27 15 21 36 22
1980-81 RPI Engineers ECAC 29 28 18 46 22
1981-82 RPI Engineers ECAC 6 0 3 3 4
1982-83 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 42 10 15 25 29 7 1 1 2 14
1983-84 Montreal Canadiens NHL 14 5 2 7 41 +4 15 1 0 1 31
1983-84 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 67 22 33 55 101
1984-85 Montreal Canadiens NHL 70 17 22 39 120 +1 12 4 1 5 32
1985-86 Montreal Canadiens NHL 70 19 21 40 69 +8 20 3 4 7 45
1986-87 Montreal Canadiens NHL 79 18 21 39 58 +7 17 7 2 9 13
1987-88 Montreal Canadiens NHL 77 23 20 43 53 +19 11 4 3 7 8
1988-89 Montreal Canadiens NHL 73 19 22 41 74 +14 20 4 7 11 30
1989-90 Montreal Canadiens NHL 56 23 18 41 47 +28 9 1 1 2 16
1990-91 Montreal Canadiens Fr-Tour 2 0 0 0 27
1990-91 Montreal Canadiens NHL 64 22 21 43 56 +6 13 1 7 8 12
1991-92 Montreal Canadiens NHL 78 16 15 31 63 +6 8 1 1 2 4
1992-93 Minnesota North Stars NHL 84 18 22 40 44 -2
1993-94 Dallas Stars NHL 79 20 15 35 36 +8 9 2 1 3 2
NHL Totals 744 200 199 399 661 134 28 27 55 193


Played in NHL All-Star Game (1989) Traded to Minnesota by Montreal for Minnesota/Dallas' 5th round pick (Jeff Lank) in 1993 NHL Draft, August 14, 1992. Transferred to Dallas after Minnesota franchise relocated, June 9, 1993.
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