|Robert Lea MacMillan
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 180 pounds
Born: 12.3.52 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
|How he arrived: Traded from the Calgary Flames with Don Lever for Lanny McDonald and Rockies'
4th Round pick in the 1983 E.D., 11.25.81
How he left: Traded to the Chicago Blackhawks with Devils' 5th round pick in the 1985 E.D. for Don
Dietrich, Rich Preston and Blackhawks' 2nd round pick in the 1985 E.D., 6.19.84
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise.
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
MacMillan was a valuable offensive player that rarely got himself in penalty trouble. The Rockies, and later the Devils
after the move, definitely needed help in both departments. He would become the first player in franchise history to
score 4 goals in a game. And of course, the team was still on the heels of the Don Cherry bad boy image.
If anybody knew what he was capable of on the Rockies, it WAS indeed his brother Billy.
He was never able to replicate the 78-79 season he had with the Atlanta Flames, not just with the Rockies and Devils,
but for the rest of his career. That year, he scored 108 points and won the Lady Byng Trophy.
He only played half a season with the Blackhawks. He suffered a shoulder injury that required surgery. He would retire
as a result.
He had done a lot of good to his home province since his retirement. He first coached a Seniors team. He also attempted
a comeback for the Charlottetown Islanders later in the 80s. And he also served as a provincial legislator in 2002 and
He owns The Sports Page Club, a sports bar in Charlottestown, currently. An interesting part of the establishment is the
inclusion of the Island Wall of Fame that honors sports greats from PEI.
|Entry Draft: 1972 First Round Pick (15th overall) by the
New York Rangers