John MacLean’s long career would see him finish six games shy of 1,200, an incredible feat considering that he would miss an entire season in his prime (the 1991-92 campaign) due to a knee injury.
Prior to that injury, Maclean had already proven himself as a solid and gritty forward who knew how to put the puck in the net. In the three seasons prior, he was a 40 Goal scorer and after coming back from injury he had another three 30 Goal seasons. Scoring 701 of his 842 career Points with the New Jersey Devils, Maclean was a part of the first Stanley Cup win in the 1995 season. He is also a two-time NHL All-Star, and not the hero from the Christmas Party in Die Hard; that was John McClane!
Should John MacLean be in the Hall of Fame?
Definitely put him in! - 0%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 0%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%