Jeff McDill was Chicago's second pick, 27th overall in the 1976 NHL Amateur Draft. He played with the Dauphin Kings of the MJHL in 1972-73 prior to reaching the ranks of major junior hockey the following year with the Flin Flon Bombers of the WCJHL. He spent two years with the Bombers and finished his last year of eligibility in Victoria with the Cougars where he showed a marked improvement in his offensive statistics. His 55 goals and 121 points exceeded his previous two years combined in Flin Flon.
In 1976-77 McDill played the one and only game of his NHL career, having the opportunity to dress with the Chicago Blackhawks. He also played a full season with the Flint Generals of the International Hockey League. The following year he played for both the Kalamazoo Wings and Muskegon Mohawks and also dressed for four games with the AHL's Maine Mariners.
McDill was signed as a free agent by the New York Rangers in October, 1978 but was never called up by the club. His last two years of pro hockey were spent with the New Haven Nighthawks of the AHL. He retired in 1980 at the age of 24.