|Hugh Randall McKay
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 210 pounds
Born: 1.25.67 Montreal, Quebec
|How he arrived: Awarded as compensation along with Dave Barr for the Detroit Red Wings signing
Troy Crowder, 9.9.91
How he left: Traded to the Dallas Stars with Jason Arnott and Devils' 1st round pick in the 2002 E.D.
for Joe Nieuwendyk and Jamie Langenbrunner, 3.19.02
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
McKay was another in a long line of the tough, scrappy, grinding forward that the Devils have been known to utilize in
their offense over the years.
In looking at his stats and bios now, and remembering back then, when the Devs got him from the Red Wings, I already
knew that he was a tough mo-fo, never met a fight he didn't like to partake in. I had no idea until he took the New Jersey
ice that he was a very capable scorer, and I see now that it had been that way in both Glens Falls AND Michigan Tech.
That was part of what made the Crash Line special, I can say. Statistically, though, things took off for him when that ran
its course. And of course, he provided the intangibles that would ultimately help bring the Cup to New Jersey for the
After being rented by the Stars thanks to the Langenbrunner trade, he signed with the Montreal Canadiens for one
season before hanging them up.
And just how DID Troy Crowder fare again? Well, you can find out on his page.
McKay did take up coaching in Michigan after he retired, mostly at the youth level in Keweenaw, but he has returned to
Michigan Tech as an assistant on a voluntary basis at times.
|Entry Draft: 1985 Sixth Round Pick (113th overall) by the
Detroit Red Wings
|Playoff Statistics with the Franchise