Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Todd McLellan
Todd McLellan was born October 3, 1967 in Melville, Saskatchewan. The fifth round, 104th overall selection of the New York Islanders in the 1986 NHL Entry Draft, McLellan is a graduate of the WHL's Saskatoon Blades.

In his five years in Saskatoon, McLellan registered 139 points (72-67-139) before making his professional debut in 1987-88 with the AHL's Springfield Indians. McLellan spent the better part of the season in Springfield while suiting up for a handful of games with the Islanders. In 70 games with the Indians in 1987-88, the Melville native had 44 points (18-26-44).

McLellan played one more season with the Islanders organizatoin before heading overseas in 1989. For three seasons McLellan was a player/coach for SIJ Utrecht in Holland before ending his playing career at the end of the 1991-92 season.

In 1993 McLellan was named as an assistant coach with the WHL's Swift Current Broncos, before becoming head coach in 1994-95 a position he held until 2000. After seven years in Swift Current, McLellan made his professional coaching debut with the IHL's Cleveland Lumberjacks in 2000-01 before accepting the head coaching job with the AHL's Houston Aeros. In only his second season with Houston in 2002-03, McLellan led his team to the 2003 Calder Cup title.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1982-83 Saskatoon Blazers SMHL 25 6 9 15 6
1983-84 Saskatoon Blades WHL 50 8 14 22 15
1984-85 Saskatoon Blades WHL 41 15 35 50 33 3 1 0 1 0
1985-86 Saskatoon Blades WHL 27 9 10 19 13 13 9 3 12 8
1986-87 Saskatoon Blades WHL 60 34 39 73 66 6 1 1 2 2
1987-88 New York Islanders NHL 5 1 1 2 0 -1
1987-88 Springfield Indians AHL 70 18 26 44 32
1988-89 Springfield Indians AHL 37 7 19 26 17
1989-1992 SIJ Utrecht Holland
1993-1994 Swift Current Broncos WHL
1994-2000 Swift Current Broncos WHL
2000-01 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL
NHL Totals 5 1 1 2 0


Named Head Coach of Cleveland (IHL), August 1, 2000.
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