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Brian MacLellan
Born October 27, 1958 (1958-10-27) (age 63)
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots 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

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

Playing Career[]

After playing his college hockey at Bowling Green State University, Brian 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.

Prior to the 1986-87 NHL season, Brian was traded to the Minnesota North Stars where he would score a career-high 32 goals.

Near the end of the 1988-89 NHL season, he 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 and would close out his NHL career playing with the Detroit Red Wings for the 1991-92 NHL season.

Post-Playing Career[]

On May 26, 2014, Brian was named senior vice president and general manager and of the Washington Capitals.

He first served as a pro scout, then director of player personnel and (for the seven seasons prior to being named the general manager), he was the assistant general manager under George McPhee.


  • All-CCHA First Team (1981-82)
  • AHCA West All-American (1981–82)