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|1981 NHL DRAFT PICK|
Selected in sixth round
110 overall by Washington Capitals
Height: 5-8 Weight: 165
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Birthplace: Regina, Saskatchewan (Canada)
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
SJHL Points Leader: 1979-80 (Regina) (133 points)
Miscellaneous: Rated in The Hockey News draft preview issue as the
No. 23 WHL prospect for the 1981 NHL draft. ... Played for Regina as
17-year-old in 1980 Memorial Cup tournament. ... Traded by Regina (WHL) to
Billings in exchange for Neil Girard, Bruce Holloway and Wade Waters in
October 1980. ... Scored goal and had three assists in first game with
Billings at New Westminster on Oct. 7, 1980.
| Debut: November 18, 1981 (Colorado at
Numbers: 23, 24 (Washington); 16, 22
Stanley Cup: Never won.
Playing Status: Retired 2001
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
AWARDS AND HONORS
Miscellaneous: Missed part of 1985-86 season
with bruised left knee, suffered during Pittsburgh's Nov. 6, 1985, game vs.
Washington. ... Missed part of 1986-87 season with sprained right shoulder, an
injury suffered during Pittsburgh's Jan. 27, 1987, game vs. Washington.
|Post-Draft Teams: Billings/Nanaimo (WHL);
Hershey (AHL); Binghamton (AHL); Baltimore (AHL); Muskegon (IHL); Klagenfurt
(Austria); Springfield (AHL); Phoenix, Albany, Kalamazoo, San Diego (IHL);
Nashville (ECHL); Bracknell (Great Britain); Thunder Bay (ColHL); Richmond (ECHL);
St. Petersburg (SunHL); Dallas (CHL); Reno (WCHL); Wichita (CHL); Lubbock (WPHL)|
Connecticut, Sacramento, Oklahoma, St. Louis (RHI)
AWARDS AND HONORS
Austrian Championship: 1988 (Klagenfurt)
IHL Playoffs Goals Leader: 1987 (Muskegon) (14 goals)
Leader: 1981-82 (Billings) (93 goals)
1984-85: Played on AHL regular-season champion (Binghamton).
1991-92: Played two regular-season games for Thunder Bay team that went on
to win ColHL playoff title, but was not with team for playoffs.
Suspended by Pittsburgh organization for refusing to return to Baltimore (AHL)
in March 1987. The Penguins later lifted the suspension and assigned McGeough
to Muskegon (IHL). ... Played on Albany (IHL)
team that folded Feb. 15, 1991. ... Played for Connecticut (RHI, InLine
league) in RHI's inaugural 1993 season. ... Scored in overtime for Wichita (CHL)
to beat Oklahoma City in Game 7 of 1999 CHL playoff semifinals on April 26,
Personal: Full name is James
|HOW HE GOT AWAY|
|TRADE: Washington traded McGeough to
Pittsburgh in exchange for Mark Taylor on March 12, 1985.||
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