John MacLean joined MSG Networks in 2014 as a hockey analyst for pre- and post-game coverage and intermission reports for all Devils home games.
MacLean started his broadcasting career after an impressive 30 year run as a player and coach in the National Hockey League. The Devils selected MacLean 6th overall in the 1983 NHL entry draft. MacLean’s most legendary moment with the Devils came on April 3, 1988 when he notched an overtime goal against the Chicago Blackhawks to send the Devils to the playoffs for the first time in team history. In 1995 MacLean helped the Devils hoist the first Stanley Cup in franchise history.
MacLean was traded to the San Jose Sharks in 1997. He played for numerous teams until he retired from playing in 2002. MacLean was selected to play in the NHL All-Star Games in 1989 and 1991. He finished his 18-season career playing in a total of 1,194 games, scoring 413 goals, adding 429 assists for 842 careers points. He was the all-time leading scorer for the New Jersey Devils until March 17, 2009 when his record was surpassed by former teammate, Patrik Elias.
Upon retirement, MacLean joined the Devils coaching staff in 2002. In 2003 he won his second Stanley Cup under the late head coach Pat Burns. In 2010, MacLean held the Devils head coach position for a short while and eventually took his coaching expertise to Carolina as an assistant for the Hurricanes.