|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
MacMillan was a Stanley Cup winning assistant coach, so he was hired as the Rockies' coach to help
bring the lowly team to prominence. However, the team, if nothing else, tried to shy away from the bad
boy image created under Don Cherry's tenure.
Good boy, bad boy, it was still a losing team.
MacMillan would step down as coach after the 80-81 season, but replaced Ray Miron as GM. He
returned to the bench when the move to New Jersey was final.
The first year started off promising, beating new tri-state rival the New York Rangers in the second game
of the season, but it fell flat quickly.
It didn't get better to start the following season, so after 20 games, with the last one being the "Mickey
Mouse game" against the Edmonton Oilers, also being the most damaging, MacMillan was let go from
both his coaching position, which was filled by Tom McVie, and his GM post, which was filled by
After his firing, he returned to the Island to coach at the University of PEI. He lead that team to the
University Cup Final Four in 1991, losing in the semifinals.
He would be inducted into the PEI Sports Hall of Fame in 1985, mainly for his achievements as a player
in both the NHL and on Team Canada for the 68 Olympics in Grenoble.
Currently, he works as the manager of the PEI Liquor Commission, as well as running a liquor store in
|William Stewart MacMillan
Born: 3.7.43 Charlottestown, Prince Edward Island