Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Steve McLaren
Steve McLaren was born February 3, 1975 in Owen Sound, Ontario. The third choice, 85th overall selection of the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft, McLaren is a graduate of the OHLs North Bay Centennials.

A hard-nosed winger, McLaren registered 249 penalty minutes over the span of his junior career before joining the Blackhawks IHL affiliate in Indianapolis in 1995-96. Over the course of the next three seasons, McLaren continued to hone his skills with Indianapolis before joining the AHLs Philadelphia Phantoms in the summer of 1998-99.

Upon his arrival with Philadelphia, the robuste winger continued to play an aggressive game and went on to play three seasons with the club before signing as a free-agent with the St. Louis Blues in the summer of 2001. For two seasons, McLaren patrolled the wing for the Blues AHL affiliate in Worcester before being dealt to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the summer of 2004.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1992-93 North Bay Trappers NOJHA 30 15 18 33 110
1993-94 North Bay Centennials OHL 55 2 15 17 130 18 0 3 3 50
1994-95 North Bay Centennials OHL 27 3 10 13 119 6 2 1 3 23
1995-96 Indianapolis Ice IHL 54 1 2 3 170 3 0 0 0 2
1996-97 Indianapolis Ice IHL 63 2 5 7 309 4 0 0 0 10
1997-98 Indianapolis Ice IHL 61 3 5 8 208 -14 5 0 0 0 24
1998-99 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 52 4 3 7 216 +3 7 0 0 0 2
1999-00 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 64 1 2 3 247 -6
2000-01 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 48 3 1 4 177 -4 8 0 0 0 38
2001-02 Worcester IceCats AHL 58 0 4 4 251 0 1 0 0 0 2
2002-03 Worcester IceCats AHL 40 0 0 0 80 -8 3 0 0 0 4
2003-04 St. Louis Blues NHL 6 0 0 0 25 0
2003-04 Worcester IceCats AHL 35 2 1 3 146 -8 6 0 0 0 2
2004-05 Springfield Falcons AHL 26 1 0 1 78 -3
2005-06 Springfield Falcons AHL 1 0 0 0 2 0
NHL Totals 6 0 0 0 25


Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, August 24, 1998. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, July 16, 2001.
Missed majority of 2003-04 due to concussion vs. Columbus, December 29, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 28, 2004.
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