Panthers, McLean Agree To Terms

SUNRISE, Fla. – The Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League announced that they have agreed to terms on a three-year contract with former Johnstown Chiefs forward Brett McLean.

The Florida Everblades are the ECHL affiliate of the Panthers and the Carolina Hurricanes of the NHL and the Albany River Rats of the American Hockey League.

Selected in the ninth round (242nd overall) by Dallas in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft, the 5-foot-10 and 185-pound McLean scored 11 points (4g-7a) in eight regular season games with the Chiefs as a rookie in 1999-2000 while also playing in the AHL with Saint John where he had 38 points (15g-23a) in 72 regular season games and one assist in three postseason games.

In 2006-07 with Colorado, the 28 year old had career highs with 15 goals, three game-winning goals and a plus-minus rating of +3 while also registering 20 assists in 78 games. In four seasons in the NHL, McLean has 106 points (35g-71a) in 238 games with Colorado and Chicago.