RW, John MacLean: 1984-1998
Drafted sixth overall in the 1983 NHL entry Draft, the soon-to-be alternate captain made his season debut against rival New York Rangers, at the start of the 1983-84 season.
From then on, he would play 934 games with the Devils, capturing the Stanley Cup in 1995 as player. After playing for three other teams, MacLean called it a career during the 2002 season.
He held most of the franchise’s scoring records, until Patrik Elias came along. He registered 701 points during his career with the Devils.
He is second to Elias in goals (347), ranked fourth all-time in the Devils franchise in assists (354), fifth in games played (934), and third in penalty minutes (1,171).
MacLean would be back with the Devils as an assistant coach under the late Pat Burns. He would capture his second Cup, this time behind the bench. He would later become head coach of the team.
After going 9-22-2 in the 2010-11 season, MacLean was fired. He would join former teammate Kirk Muller with the Carolina Hurricanes, but would be let go after the 2014 season.
Nowadays, he can be found being a studio analyst for the NHL Network, and has been with the Devils’ broadcast team.