Brian MacLellan
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Brian MacLellan
Brian MacLellan
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Born (1958-10-27) October 27, 1958 (age 59)
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Los Angeles Kings
New York Rangers
Minnesota North Stars
Calgary Flames
Detroit Red Wings
National team  Canada
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1982-1992
Not to confuse with Brian McClellan.

Brian John MacLellan (born October 27, 1958 in Guelph, Ontario) is a retired Canadian ice hockey forward and the general manager of the Washington Capitals.

After playing his college hockey at Bowling Green State University, MacLellan signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Kings in 1982. During his tenure with the Kings, he would play on a line with Marcel Dionne, and he would have his best year statistically in 1984-85 (31 goals, 54 assists). Despite this, he was traded to the New York Rangers in the middle of the 1985-86 NHL season. He would be traded again, this time to the Minnesota North Stars prior to the 1986-87 NHL season, where he would score a career-high 32 goals.

Near the end of the 1988-89 NHL season, MacLellan was acquired by the Calgary Flames for their playoff drive, which paid off as the Flames won the Stanley Cup. He would remain with the Flames for two more seasons. He would close out his NHL career playing with the Detroit Red Wings for the 1991-92 NHL season.

On May 26, 2014, MacLellan was named senior vice president and general manager and of the Washington Capitals. MacLellan, has been a fixture in Washington for the previous 13 seasons, serving first as a pro scout, then director of player personnel and, for the seven seasons prior to being named the general manager, he was assistant general manager under George McPhee. MacLellan and McPhee had been childhood friends and teammates in Guelph, Ontario and also college teammates at Bowling Green.[1] The Washington Capitals won the Stanley Cup under MacLellan in 2018.

Awards and honours

Bowling Green State University Hockey Captain


  1. ^ Prewitt, Alex (May 28, 2018). "How the Roster Decisions of Golden Knights GM George McPhee Color the Stanley Cup Final". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2018. 
  2. ^ "CCHA All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013. 
  3. ^ "Men's Ice Hockey Award Winners" (PDF). Retrieved 2013. 

External links

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