Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Fred McLean
Defenceman Fred McLean was one of the biggest men of his era to play the game of hockey on the east coast from 1912 to 1920. At 6'2" and 200 pounds he would be about the size of an average player in today's NHL but back in those days it was quite rare to have players of that build. And those who were that big usually were very slow and easy to stickhandle around. But that's where McLean was different. He had amazing speed for a man of his size and was known as an excellent outlet passer coming out of his own zone.

He played many years with the Fredericton Capitals and also the Sydney Millionaires before venturing off to try his hand in the NHL in 19919-20 as a member of the Quebec Bulldogs. McLean was with the team for seven games and had the opportunity to play with such stars of the day as Joe Malone and George Carey.

McLean and the Bulldogs transferred to Hamilton in November, 1920 and he followed them to southern Ontario where he played in one game with the club, which was renamed the Tigers. He retired from active play in 1921 to take the coaching job at the University of New Brunswick where he coached until 1930 then left the school for three years but then returned in 1933 and coached until 1937.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1908-09 Fredericton Capitals YCHL 4 4 0 4 5 1 0 0 0 0
1909-10
1910-11 Fredericton Capitals NBSHL 6 3 0 3 13 3 1 0 1 3
1911-12 Fredericton Capitals NBSHL 2 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 0
1912-13 Fredericton Capitals YCHL 5 11 0 11 5 3 6 0 6 18
1912-13 Chatham Ironmen Exhib. 4 3 0 3 0
1913-14 U. of New Brunswick MIHL 3 5 0 5 12 1 5 0 5 0
1913-14 Fredericton Capitals Exhib. 2 4 0 4 5
1914-15 Sydney Millionaires EPHL 8 8 0 8 19
1915-16 Maine Island Falls NESHL
1916-17 Boston Arenas Exhib.
1917-18 Sydney Millionaires CBHL 6 8 7 15 8 6 2 4 6 3
1918-19 Sydney Millionaires CBHL
1919-20 Glace Bay Miners CBHL 4 7 4 11 2 2 2 4 2
1919-20 Quebec Bulldogs NHL 7 0 0 0 2
1920-21 Hamilton Tigers NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1920-21 Fredericton Capitals SNBHL 3 2 0 2 10 2 2 0 2 6
1921/30 U. of New Brunswick MIAU
1930/33
1933/37 U. of New Brunswick MIAU
NHL Totals 8 0 0 0 2


Did not play in 1909-10 season as there was no rink available. Signed as a free agent by Quebec, February 16, 1920. Transferred to Hamilton after Quebec franchise relocated, November 2, 1920.
Named as coach of the University of New Brunswick, January 4, 1921.
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