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Kirk McLean
Goalie Coach


Kirk McLean finished his third season as a member of the Avalanche’s coaching staff. McLean’s duties include coaching the NHL goaltenders and also working with Colorado’s goaltending prospects at the AHL, CHL, major junior and college level.

McLean, 46, spent a year as a goaltending coach for the Kamloops Blazers of the Western Hockey League in 2002-03. He also spent time as a broadcaster with the Vancouver Canucks Pay-Per-View network.

McLean appeared in 612 games over 16 seasons in the NHL. He posted a 245-262-72 career record with 22 shutouts in stints with New Jersey, Vancouver, Carolina, Florida and the New York Rangers. He spent the majority of his career with the Canucks, where he retired as the winningest goaltender in franchise history with 211 victories. He also appeared in 68 career playoff games and backstopped Vancouver to Game 7 of the 1994 Stanley Cup Final. The Willowdale, Ontario native was selected by New Jersey in the sixth round (107th overall) of the 1984 Entry Draft.

McLean is a part owner of the Coquitlam Express of the Junior “A” British Columbia Hockey League.




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