Selected in sixth round of the 1984 draft by New Jersey, the big, stand-up goalie became a stalwart in Vancouver's net for almost 11 full seasons, some spent backstopping weak teams. In 1991-92, McLean led the NHL with 38 wins and five shutouts, finishing behind Patrick Roy for the Vezina Trophy. After a mediocre 1993-94 season (23-26-3, 2.99 GAA, .891 save pct.) he helped win the opening playoff round against Calgary with a dazzling save against Robert Reichel in overtime of Game 7 that is still remembered by Canucks fans, who called him Captain Kirk. Ultimately, that team reached the Stanley Cup Final where they extended the Rangers to seven games thanks to McLean's brilliance, which included 52 saves in a Game 1 OT win.