MacLean, who recorded an 11-year, 747-game playing career in the AHL, IHL and ECHL was announced as the Heat’s second-ever head coach on June 4, 2018 after previously serving as one of the team’s Assistant Coaches during the 2017-18 season. In two seasons as Stockton head coach, he has guided the Heat to a record of 61-48-8-6.
His promotion to head coach prior to the 2018-19 season marked the first time he’s been a head coach at the AHL level, having previously served as a the Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations of the Calgary Flames ECHL affiliate, the Adirondack Thunder, from 2015-2017, guiding the Thunder to a 79-48-17 record and back-to-back playoff appearances, along with two seasons as the Head Coach of the ECHL’s South Carolina Stingrays. As a Head Coach in the ECHL, MacLean has posted a 157-96-35 record and made the playoffs in all four seasons he’s been at the helm.
The 2019-20 season marked MacLean’s seventh season within the Calgary Flames organization, having served as an Assistant Coach with the Abbotsford Heat from 2011-2013, two seasons as the head Coach with the Thunder and one season as an assistant in Stockton prior to becoming Stockton’s head coach in 2018-19.
YEAR-BY-YEAR HEAT RECORD UNDER MACLEAN
2018-19: 31-31-4-2 (.500 pct); 6th Pacific Division, 14th Western Conference
2019-20: 30-17-4-4 (.618 pct); 3rd Pacific Division , 5th Western Conference
Totals: 61-48-8-6 (.553 pct)