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Kyle McLaren
Kyle McLaren
Number: 4
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 235
Shoots: Left
Born: Jun 18, 1977
Birthplace: Coaldale, AB, Canada
Acquired: Acquired along with a fourth round selection in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft (126th overall, Torrey Mitchell) from Boston in exhange for G Jeff Hackett and D Jeff Jillson on Jan. 23, 2003. (Hackett was previously acquired from Montreal for RW Niklas Sundstrom and a 3rd round selection in 2004 [95th overall])
Drafted: BOS / 1995 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (9th overall)
2007-08: T-1st on the team in hits (127) and sixth in blocked shots (75)…Fourth in penalty minutes (84)…Missed four games (Feb. 24-March 1) due to injury (knee)…Appeared in his 700th NHL game vs. New York Rangers on Feb. 17…Activated from Injured Reserve (knee) on Feb. 8 and returned to the lineup vs. Columbus…Placed on IR on Jan. 13 (knee)…Scored his first goal since March 11, 2007 on Dec. 31 at Minnesota…Returned to lineup after missing four consecutive games and was a plus-2 and picked up a fighting major on Dec. 11 vs. Minnesota…Missed two games (Dec. 3-5) due to family death…Healthy scratch on Nov. 28 vs. Los Angeles…Assist at Los Angeles on Nov. 3 was his 200th NHL point…Missed Oct. 22 game at Calgary with a chest contusion…Picked up his first point of the season with an assist on
Oct. 5 at Vancouver…Playoffs: Missed last eight playoff games with a groin injury.

2006-07: Second among team defensemen and tied for 5th overall in plus/minus (plus-10). Fourth on team in blocked shots (116). Led the team in hits (134). Posted his fifth goal of the season vs. Edmonton on March 11, his highest goal output since scoring five in 2000-01 with Boston. Led the team in hits (four) and blocked shots (five) at Washington on Feb. 21. Missed three games due to illness (12/23-26). Missed games on Dec. 7 vs. Colorado, Dec. 11 vs. Phoenix, Dec. 12 at Los Angeles and Dec. 14 vs. Los Angeles (lower body injury). Posted seven points (3-4=7) in eight games Nov. 2-18. Playoffs: Set a career high for points and assists in a postseason (four) with an assist in Game 5 of WCSF at Detroit on May 5. Posted an assist in back-to-back games on April 28 at Detroit in WCSF Game 2 and April 30 vs. Detroit in WCSF Game 3. Led team with five blocked shots on April 26 at Detroit in WCSF Game 1. Picked up first playoff point of the season with an assist on Pavelski's goal on April 18 vs. Nashville in WCQF Game 4. Led all players with eight hits in Game 3 vs. Nashville on April 16 in WCQF Game 3.

2005-06: Finished with 21 assists, one off of his career high (22, 2003-04)T-10th among NHL players in even strength ice time per game (16:50)... Second on team in average ice time (22:52)T-3rd among Sharks D-men in points (2-21=23)T-16th in the League and led the team with 164 hitsFirst on team with 113 blocked shots, fifth with 37 takeaways and fourth with 66 penalty minutesSet a career-high by recording assists in three consecutive games (March 16-19, 0-3=3)Named Seagate Technology "Sharks Player of the Month" for OctoberEarned first assist of the season in his 100th game as a Shark at St. Louis on Oct. 8... Recorded first goal of the season at Chicago on Oct. 7Signed a three-year contract extension on Aug. 11, becoming the first player in the NHL to sign an extension since the new Collective Bargaining Agreement was ratifiedPlayoffs: Assisted on Cheechoo's goal in Game 5 of the WCSF vs. Edmonton on May 14...Assisted on Marleau's game-winning goal and earned the No. 3 star in Game Four of the WCQF vs. Nashville on April 27...Earned first point of the postseason with an assist in Game Three of the WCQF vs. Nashville on April 25.

2004-05: Did not play.

2003-04: Finished season 1 point shy of tying his career-high in points (25, set in 1997-98 with Boston) with 24 points (2 goals, 24 assists) in 64 games...Set career high in assists (previous high was 20, 1997-98 with Boston) posting his 21st on March 18 at Los Angeles in 5-3 win and finishing season with 24...Posted 3 two-assist games (Nov. 21 at Phoenix in 5-0 shutout of Coyotes and in back to back games on Dec. 22 vs. Anaheim and Dec. 26 vs. Los Angeles)...Scored first career short-handed goal on March 21, 2004...Missed 6 games (Feb. 27-March 9) while on IR after suffering a facial laceration in Feb. 26 game at Vancouver...Played in his 500th NHL career game on Feb. 23 vs. Columbus in 4-2 win...Missed 7 games with rib injury (Jan. 3-Jan. 17)...Missed 2 games (Dec. 11-13) with sore knee...Missed 1 game (Nov. 11) with sore foot...Missed two games (Nov. 26-28) with sore knee...Recorded 100th career assist on Nov. 1 at Florida in 6-2 win...Goal on Oct. 25 vs. PHX was first since Feb. 23, 2001 (with Boston), a span of 99 games.

2003-04: 3rd on team in average ice time (22:39). . .Assisted on Dimitrakos' game-tying goal on April 6 vs. Phoenix. . .Tallied primary assist on Marleau's game-winning goal on March 27 vs. Detroit. . .Led all players with 5 shots on March 20 at Colorado. . .Posted first multi-assist/point game as a Shark, including a helper on Sturm's overtime winner on March 6 vs. Montreal. . .Posted first assist/point as a Shark on Feb. 10 at Detroit. . .Made Sharks debut on Jan. 28 vs. Los Angeles, posting a +1 rating in 13:18 of ice time. . .Agreed to terms on Jan. 25. . .Acquired along with a 4th round selection in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft from Boston for Jeff Hackett, Jeff Jillson and a 4th round selection in 2004 (Hackett was previously acquired from Montreal for Niklas Sundstrom and a 3rd round selection in 2004) on Jan. 23.

2001-02: Had one multiple-point game, tying his previous career-high for assists in a game with a two-assist effort Dec. 22 at NY Islanders...Had points in consecutive games Dec. 15-18 (two assists)...His longest consecutive games-played stretch of the season was 14 games from Nov. 23-Dec. 22...Played his 400th NHL/Bruins game Dec. 20 vs. Montreal...Missed 44 games to injury (12- torn pectoralis muscle; 1-knee; 31-torn right wrist ligament which required Dec. 28 surgery).2000-01: Enters his eighth NHL season...2000-01: Had one multiple-point game, tying his career-high for assists in a game with a two-assist effort Jan. 27 vs. New Jersey...Had points in consecutive games on three occasions...Recorded his 100th NHL/Bruins point with an assist Dec. 21 vs. Toronto...Missed 24 games with a knee injury...1999-2000: stablished a career season-high in goals with eight...Finished fifth in the NHL in hits with 282...Had two multiple-point games, including a 1-2=3 effort Mar. 18 vs. Pittsburgh...Three of his eight goals were game-winners...Played his 300th NHL game Feb. 12 vs. Florida...Missed 11 games with thumb and knee injuries and underwent both knee and wrist surgeries at the conclusion of the season in April...1998-99: Ranked second among team defensemen in scoring with 24 points...Had five multiple-point games, including his first career two-goal game Dec. 21 vs. Tampa Bay...Matched his previous career high for assists in a game with four two-assist efforts...Had a six-game assist streak from Mar. 17-27 (nine assists)...Had a four-game assist streak from Dec. 30-Jan. 4 (four assists)...Three of his six goals on the season came vs. Tampa Bay...Played his 200th NHL game Nov. 14 vs. Dallas...Played his first game of the season Nov. 13 at NY Rangers after signing a three-year contract on Nov. 9...Missed the first 15 games of the season before signing the new contract and missed 15 games with injuries (14, shoulder; 1, foot)...1997-98: Established career season highs in assists (20) and points (25)...Had two multiple-point games, matching his career-highs for assists in a game with two-assist efforts each Dec. 6 vs. Carolina and Apr. 15 in Montreal...Had a three-game point streak from Oct. 8-13...Had points in consecutive games on four other occasions...Missed 16 games with injuries (5/hip pointer; 1/knee sprain; 7/fractured foot; 3/groin strain)...1996-97: Had one multiple-point game, a 1-1=2 effort Mar. 8 at Tampa Bay...Had a three-game assist streak from Jan. 9-13...Played his 100th NHL game Dec. 12 vs. New Jersey...Missed 23 games with injuries (2/charleyhorse; 13/shoulder; 1/foot; 7/thumb)...1995-96: Played his first NHL game Oct. 7 vs. the NY Islanders...Recorded his first NHL point with an assist Oct. 21 at Detroit and scored his first NHL goal in the next game, Oct. 26 vs. Washington...Had a three-game point streak from Feb. 17-21 (1-2=3 totals)...Had two multiple-point games, including a career-high 1-2=3 effort Apr. 7 in Philadelphia...Finished the season tied for the best plus/minus among all NHL rookies at +16 and was voted to the NHL's All-Rookie Team at season's end...Was the youngest player to play the entire season with his NHL team...Missed eight games with injuries (1/back; 5/knee; 1/flu; 1/concussion)...Juniors: Played Bantam hockey for Lethbridge in 1992-93 and was voted the Top Defenseman in the Western Canadian Bantam Tournament that season...Played two seasons of junior hockey in Tacoma with 14-28=42 totals and 121 PIM in 109 career games...Suffered a broken wrist in game five of the 1994-95 season and missed several weeks with that injury, yet still totaled 32 points in 47 games.

Married (Helga) with three children: Samantha, Madison and Aydan (who was born on May 23, 2005)...Has two dogs (Brady and Haley) and a fish (Sparkles)...Favorites: Green Day, Gorillaz, Lynard Skynard, Steely Dan, Bob Seger and Metallica (musicians), The Shawshank Redemption (movie), Rodney and Entourage (television shows), Bernie Mac (actor), Maggianos (San Jose area restaurant), Hawaii and New England (vacation spots), chicken and spaghetti (foods)...Wouldve liked to have met President John F. Kennedy...Big Mac lists golf as a hobby...His trade to the Sharks is his most memorable NHL/Sharks moment...Describes himself as loyal, compassionate and fun loving...Pet peeve is drivers who dont use their turn signal...If he wasnt in hockey, hed be pumping gas at his local station...Hockey idol is ex-Boston Bruins defenseman Ray Bourque...Three wishes: good health for family, stay healthy and win the Stanley Cup.




1 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
2 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
3 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
4 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
5 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
6 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
7 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70


J. Thornton 82 19 63 25 82
J. Pavelski 82 38 40 25 78
B. Burns 82 27 48 -5 75
P. Marleau 82 25 23 -22 48
T. Hertl 81 21 25 16 46
J. Ward 79 21 22 -15 43
M. Vlasic 67 8 31 15 39
L. Couture 52 15 21 2 36
J. Donskoi 76 11 25 4 36
J. Braun 80 4 19 11 23
M. Jones 37 23 4 .918 2.27
A. Stalock 3 5 2 .884 2.94
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