Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bernie MacNeil
Left-winger Bernie MacNeil played four games for the St. Louis Blues in 1973-74. He was a hard-nosed worker in the corners who created scoring chances with diligent forechecking and a willingness to battle for position around the net.

Born in Sudbury, Ontario, MacNeil was a top scorer and enforcer with the Espanola Miners of the NOHA in 1969-70. That summer he was selected 82nd overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the Amateur Draft. The gritty forward spent two years as a regular with the Fort Wayne Komets of the IHL before playing 42 games with the WHA's LA Sharks in 1972-73.

Prior to the 1973-74 season, MacNeil signed with the St. Louis Blues. He played four NHL games that year but spent most of his time running into bodies with the Denver Spurs and San Diego Gulls of the WHL. After spending most of the next season with the Binghamton Dusters of the North American League, MacNeil played one last year with the Cincinnati Stingers of the WHA before retiring in 1976.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1968-69 Espanola Miners NOJHA
1969-70 Espanola Miners NOJHA 40 34 47 81 276
1970-71 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 69 24 21 45 121 5 2 0 2 18
1971-72 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 67 19 13 32 140 8 0 0 0 2
1972-73 Greensboro Generals EHL 10 6 12 18 72
1972-73 Los Angeles Sharks WHA 42 4 7 11 48 3 0 0 0 4
1973-74 St. Louis Blues NHL 4 0 0 0 0 +1
1973-74 Denver Spurs WHL 33 8 15 23 151
1973-74 San Diego Gulls WHL 35 5 10 15 86 4 0 3 3 10
1974-75 Rochester Americans AHL 9 0 1 1 12
1974-75 Binghamton Dusters NAPro 53 12 20 32 145 14 5 4 9 55
1975-76 Cincinnati Stingers WHA 77 15 12 27 83
NHL Totals 4 0 0 0 0


NOJHA Second All-Star Team (1970) Selected by LA Sharks (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Traded to San Diego (WHL) by St. Louis (Denver-WHL) for Jim Stanfield, January 16, 1974. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, September, 1975. Signed as a free agent by Cincinnati (WHA), May, 1975.
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