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|1978 NHL DRAFT PICK|
Selected in third round
49 overall by Buffalo Sabres
Born January 9, 1958
Center / Left Wing|
Height: 5-10 Weight:
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Birthplace: St. Paul, Minnesota (USA)
St. Paul, Minnesota
||St. Paul Mounds View||Minn. HS
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
U.S. High School All-America Team: 1975-76
Minn. High School All-State First Team: 1975-76
Minnesota Crupi Award (Most Determined): 1977-78
Miscellaneous: Was National Honor Society member at Mounds View High
School in St. Paul, Minn. ... Also played high school soccer and tennis. ...
Named Mounds View's top student-athlete for 1975-76.
| Debut: March 9, 1980 (St. Louis at Buffalo)|
Numbers: 15 (Buffalo); 15, 28 (Hartford); 9, 39
Stanley Cup: Never won.
Playing Status: Retired October 1984
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
Buffalo, Hartford, NYR||224||
|CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS|
Buffalo, N.Y. Rangers||34||
AWARDS AND HONORS
Miscellaneous: Joined Buffalo by signing
tryout contract in days following 1980 Olympics. ... Played on line with Steve
Patrick and Gilles Hamel for Buffalo in 1980-81. ... Played on line with Mark Pavelich and Ron Duguay for
N.Y. Rangers in 1982-83. ... Traded by N.Y. Rangers to Detroit in exchange for future
considerations on May 23, 1984, but never played for parent team. ... Traded
by Detroit to Vancouver in exchange for Tiger Williams on Aug. 8, 1984, but
never played for parent team. ... Wore No. 20 in Vancouver's 1984 training
camp, but chose to retire rather than continue career in minor leagues.
|Post-Draft Teams: Minnesota (WCHA); Team USA;
Rochester (AHL); Binghamton (AHL); Springfield (AHL); Tulsa (CHL)|
Canada Cup: 1981 (fourth place)
World Championships: 1979
AWARDS AND HONORS
NCAA Championship: 1979 (Minnesota)
United States Hockey Hall of Fame: Inducted in 2003 as member of 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team
U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame: Inducted in 1983
as member of 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team.
Sports Illustrated Sportsman
of Year: 1980 (as member of 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team)
Minnesota Crupi Award (Most
1983-84: Played 10 regular-season
games for Tulsa team that went on to win CHL playoff title, but was not with
team during postseason.
Education: Majored in business at
the University of Minnesota.
Miscellaneous: Was 11th member of
1980 USA "Miracle on Ice" team to be drafted by an NHL team. ...
Fought with Team USA coach during opening game at 1980 Olympics because Brooks
questioned his toughness after he suffered deep charley horse. Brooks called
him a "baby" and a "spoiled rich kid," in a between-periods tirade that shook
up the team. ... Scored winning goal for Team USA vs. Finland in Olympic
gold-medal game on Feb. 24, 1980. The goal broke a 2-2 tie at 6:05 of the third period. ... Worked as stock broker in
New York during summer of 1984. ... Became a financial broker after
retirement, beginning his career with Morgan Stanley in 1985, then working for
Bear Stearns and U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray, where he was managing director.
Joined Minneapolis office of ThinkEquity Partners in March 2002 as Principal
and became firm's Head of Trading. ... Named one of the 50 greatest players in
University of Minnesota hockey history as part of "Legends on Ice" tribute
Personal: Full name is Robert Bruce McClanahan.
|HOW HE GOT AWAY|
|WAIVER DRAFT: Buffalo left McClanahan
unprotected for the 1981 NHL Waiver Draft, and he was claimed by Hartford on
October 6, 1981.||
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