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Frederick Ferguson McLean - Born March 16, 1893 in Lakeville, Carleton County, New Brunswick - Died November 18, 1971 in Fredericton, New Brunswick was a Canadian Hockey Defenceman.

McLean was the first New Brunswick born player to make it the National Hockey League / NHL, playing in 7 games in 1920 for the Quebec Bulldogs, and 1 game for the Hamilton Tigers.

McLean was one of the biggest men of his era to play the game of Hockey, and had amazing speed for a man of his size and was known as an excellent outlet passer coming out of his own zone.

At 6'2, and 200lbs, McLean was a star player with the Fredericton Capitols in the New Brunswick Amateur Hockey League from 1908 to 1914, then the Chatham Ironmen from 1912 to 1913, University of New Brunswick from 1913 to 1914, Sydney Millionaires from 1914 to 1915, 1917 to 1919, Glace Bay Miners from 1919 to 1920, Quebec Bulldogs in 1920, and the Hamilton Tigers for 1 game in 1920.

McLean played for teams in the NHL, YCHL, NBSHL, Exhib., SNBHL, EPHL, NESHL, and the MIHL Hockey leagues

After his playing days, he coached Hockey at the University of New Brunswick and the Mount Allison University for 15 seasons.

His University of New Brunswick team reached the Maritime intercollegiate final four times, emerging victorious in 1924-25 and his Mount Allison University team won the title in 1933-34.

Frederick Ferguson "Fred" McLean was inducted posthumously into the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame in 2000.


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