IOWA WILD NAMES BRETT MCLEAN ASSISTANT COACH

IOWA WILD NAMES BRETT MCLEAN ASSISTANT COACH

Jul 14, 2017

Former NHLer Joins Iowa Coaching Staff for 2017-18

DES MOINES, IA – Iowa Wild General Manager Brent Flahr announced on Friday the American Hockey League (AHL) club has named Brett McLean as an Assistant Coach.

McLean, 38 (8/14/78), joins Iowa Wild Head Coach Derek Lalonde, Associate Coach David Cunniff and Video Coach Keith Paulsen to round out the coaching staff. He recently wrapped up an 18-year playing career that included 385 NHL games with the Chicago Blackhawks, Florida Panthers and Colorado Avalanche. Over his NHL tenure, McLean scored 56 goals and added 106 assists for 162 career points. The former center played in seven different leagues from 1999-2017, compiling 1,111 pro games between the NHL, AHL, IHL, ECHL, SEL, Swiss-A and the Austrian league. He completed his pro career in 2016-17 in Austria with Linz EHC, scoring nine goals and totaling 36 points in 39 outings.

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A native of Comrox, BC, McLean was originally drafted by the Dallas Stars in the ninth round (#242 overall) of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. He suited up in 274 AHL games during his playing career, scoring 72 goals and dishing out 126 assists for 198 AHL points. McLean also spent time with Minnesota affiliates in Cleveland (IHL) in 2000-01 and Houston (AHL) 2001-02.

Opening Night 2017 is slated for Saturday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. against the Milwaukee Admirals at Wells Fargo Arena. Follow the Iowa Wild on Twitter @IAWILD or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/iawild.

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The Iowa Wild 2017-18 season is presented by Mercy Medical Center: and runs from October through April. Fans may purchase seats to see any of the team’s 38 regular season home games at Wells Fargo Arena. Season tickets to see the Wild play its 2017-18 season at Wells Fargo Arena start at just $10 per game. For more information on tickets, including ticket plans and group seating, please contact the Wild ticket office by calling 515-564-8700 or go to www.iowawild.com.  

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