Doug MacLean
Former NHL President, GM & Head Coach

Doug MacLean spent 24 years in the National Hockey League serving in many management and coaching capacities including NHL President, GM, and Head Coach. In addition, Doug is a beloved former Canadian sportscaster working in television and radio as a Hockey Analyst with Sportsnet Canada for 9 years.  In 2023, Doug became a Best Selling author with his first book "Draft Day" and has consistently hit the bestseller lists in Canada.

Doug was the President, General Manager, of the Columbus Blue Jackets for 10 years. Prior to that, MacLean was Head Coach of the Florida Panthers. MacLean is probably best known for leading the then-upstart Florida Panthers team to the Eastern Conference championship and playing in the Stanley Cup Finals. The next two years, Doug went on to lead the Florida Panthers to the Eastern Conference playoffs.

MacLean served as Assistant Coach with the St. Louis Blues and Washington Capitals and Associate Coach and Assistant GM of the Detroit Red Wings, including a stint as the GM for the AHL Adirondack Red Wings. MacLean's first professional head coach position came in 1990 when he was sent to the Baltimore Skipjacks, the Capitals' AHL affiliate, Doug started his coaching career at the Junior A and University levels in Canada. 

Doug clearly succeeded at every level of hockey, working up the ladder and now he wants to give back and assist you with your hockey career in the Hockey GM & Scouting Course. Register for the course and get to know Doug in the weekly Zoom chats. Catapult your hockey career.
Before coaching, Doug played varsity hockey for the University of Prince Edward Island Panthers. MacLean holds a Master's Degree in Educational Psychology. Doug is affectionately known as "Prince Eddy" due to his affinity to Prince Edward Island. MacLean currently resides with his wife Jill in Prince Edward Island Canada and Delray Beach Florida 
In 2007, MacLean, led a group of nine investors, announcing that the owner of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Palace Sports and Entertainment, agreed to sell the team to MacLean's group for $200 million. The sale fell through.
In 2008, MacLean became a co-host alongside Jack Armstrong on a sports talk radio show on Toronto Sports Radio Station, The Fan590, "The Game Plan”.

In 2009, MacLean took over the Hockey Central Radio program from 1–2 pm and was hired by Jim Balsillie as an advisor to the PSE group which attempted to acquire and relocate the Phoenix Coyotes to Canada.

In 2010, MacLean became a co-host of the Fan 590's Hockey Central at Noon program alongside Daren Millard and Nick Kypreos as well as an analyst on Rogers Sportsnet's Hockey Central.

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Hockey GM and Scouting