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Kirk played goalie for the New Jersey Devils, Vancouver Canucks, Carolina Hurricanes, Florida Panthers and New York Rangers.
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Kirk McLean is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the New Jersey Devils, Vancouver Canucks, Carolina Hurricanes, Florida Panthers and New York Rangers. He played in the style of a stand-up goaltender.
Kirk played major junior hockey with the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and was drafted in the sixth round, 107th overall by the Devils in 1984. He played with the Devils' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Maine Mariners, before being traded to the Canucks in 1987. He is best known for his 10 and a half seasons with the Canucks, during which time he was a finalist for two Vezina Trophies in 1989 and 1992, named to two NHL All-Star Games and received Second All-Star Team honours. In 1994, he backstopped the Canucks to the seventh game of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Rangers. In 1998, he was traded away and spent the final three seasons of his career with the Hurricanes, Panthers and Rangers, before retiring in 2001.
Since retiring, Kirk has been a goaltending coach for the Kamloops Blazers of the Western Hockey League (WHL), worked in broadcasting with the Canucks' pay-per-view telecasts and became a part-owner of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL)'s Burnaby Express (now Coquitlam Express). He also worked part-time with the Colorado Avalanche as a goaltending consultant. He has also become involved in the restaurant business in Vancouver.
The first video is the story behind the greatest save in Canucks history. Then, Kirk on the Greatest Canuck Series, followed by him chatting with Fiona Forbes about his career in hockey.
Following his retirement, Kirk moved back to Vancouver, where he joined the Canucks' alumni squad. The group is active in the local community, participating in fundraisers and working alongside Hockey Canada and BC Hockey for minor hockey associations. He also serves as a Vancouver Canuck Alumni Ambassador.
On November 25, 2010 McLean was honoured by the Vancouver Canucks as only the second inductee in the Canucks’ Ring of Honour. In September 2011, his off-ice efforts as a member of the Canucks' alumni were recognized and he was presented the Jake Milford Award.
Kirk has pursued various interests besides hockey during and after his playing career. An avid golfer, he is part of the Marine Drive Golf Club in Vancouver and the Nicklaus North Golf Club in Whistler. He was also accepted into the Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland in 2008. Kirk began playing regularly at the age of 10.
Involved in thoroughbred horse racing, he co-owned Regal Discovery, a colt who won the 136th Queen's Plate in 1995.
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Tour Rogers Arena with Kirk
Get a behind the scenes look at Rogers Arena with an ex-NHL player! Kirk will happily tell you stories of his time in the league, playing for the Canucks, and doing charitable work for the community. You'll also get to see areas of the arena that aren't open to the public, including the press box and areas at ice level. Depending on scheduling, you may also catch the Canucks during practice. Feel free to ask Kirk any questions you might have - he's a nice guy!