John Harold MacLean
Right Wing
Right-Handed Shot
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 200 pounds
Born: 11.20.64 Oshawa, Ontario
How he arrived: Via Entry Deaft
How he left: Traded to the San Jose Sharks with Ken Sutton for Doug Bodger and Dody Wood,
12.7.97
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
SHP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
1983-84
NJ
23
1
0
1
-7
10
22
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1984-85
NJ
61
13
20
33
-11
44
97
1
8
9
0
0
0
4
1985-86
NJ
74
21
36
57
-3
112
139
1
6
7
0
0
0
4
1986-87
NJ
80
31
36
67
-23
120
197
9
13
22
0
0
0
4
1987-88
NJ
76
23
16
39
-10
147
204
12
4
16
0
0
0
4
1988-89
NJ
74
42
45
87
26
122
266
14
16
30
0
0
0
4
1989-90
NJ
80
41
38
79
17
80
322
10
10
20
3
1
4
11
1990-91
NJ
78
45
33
78
8
150
292
19
7
26
2
2
4
7
1992-93
NJ
80
24
24
48
-6
102
195
7
5
12
1
0
1
3
1993-94
NJ
80
37
33
70
30
95
277
8
11
19
0
1
1
4
1994-95
NJ
46
17
12
29
13
32
139
2
6
8
1
0
1
0
1995-96
NJ
76
20
28
48
3
91
237
3
12
15
3
1
4
3
1996-97
NJ
80
29
25
54
11
49
254
5
3
8
0
0
0
6
1997-98
NJ
26
3
8
11
-6
14
74
1
3
4
0
0
0
1
Franchise
Career Totals
 
934
347
354
701
42
1168
2715
92
104
196
10
5
15
55
Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Johnny Mac was one of the most competitive and gritty players the Devils would draft during the early years. He pretty
much laid the blueprint of what could be described as the Devils style forward.

He would also become one of the biggest clutch players in those early years, particularly in 1987-88. What was an
average year in points production then would take a turn for the better when he scored up until then the biggest goal in
Devils history: the one that defeated the Chicago Blackhawks in overtime and sent them to the playoffs for the first
time. I still get choked up every time I think about it.

From there, he started tearing ass, scoring 40 goals 3 straight seasons. Only a knee injury that kept him out a full season
kept him from a fourth. The closest he would come to 40 again was 1993-94. (37)

And he would finally raise the Cup in '95. He was one of three remaining players left from the bad teams of the early
80s. (Along with Driver and Dano.) So he was one of the first three after Scott Stevens to hold the Cup in victory.

His leaving the Devils was an unusual move to say the least (For Doug Bodger?), but he would leave holding many
franchise records, including goals scored and total points.

For his Coaching page,
click here.
Entry Draft: 1983 First Round Pick (6th overall) by the
New Jersey Devils
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
1987-88
NJ
20
7
11
18
2
60
50
2
5
7
0
0
0
2
1989-90
NJ
6
4
1
5
-1
12
22
2
0
2
1
0
1
0
1990-91
NJ
7
5
3
8
2
20
31
1
2
3
0
0
0
0
1992-93
NJ
5
0
1
1
-5
10
9
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1993-94
NJ
20
6
10
16
-2
22
65
2
5
7
0
0
0
1
1994-95
NJ
20
5
13
18
8
14
57
2
3
5
0
0
0
0
1996-97
NJ
10
4
5
9
1
4
32
2
1
3
1
0
1
1
Franchise
Career Totals
 
88
31
44
75
5
142
266
11
16
27
2
0
2
4
Playoff Statistics with the Franchise