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- He made his All-Star Game debut as the Western Conference head coach becoming only the second first-year NHL coach in League history to coach an All-Star team (Doug MacLean - 1996).
- Led the Sharks to the second best winning percentage (.811) before the All-Star break in the history of the NHL (.814, 79-80 Philadelphia Flyers)
- Had the second-best start to a career at home in NHL history with 9 consecutive victories, just one behind Alex Curry (10, Ottawa - 1925-26)
- Started the season with 22 consecutive home games (20-0-2) without a regulation loss
- Won NHL head coaching debut on Oct. 9 vs. Anaheim 4-1
- The first coach in Sharks history to win his first four games and the first Sharks coach to ever lead the team to a 4-0-0 record to start the season.
- In his 14 years of serving as a head and assistant coach, McLellan’s teams have never missed the postseason.
- Spent last three seasons as assistant coach for Mike Babcock of the Detroit Red Wings, winning the Stanley Cup in 2007-08
- Responsible for Red Wings power play that finished third in the NHL in 2007-08 (20.7%) and first in 2005-06 (22.1%)
- Spent 2001-2005 as head coach of the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League (154-111-37-18), including capturing the 2003 AHL Calder Cup Championship
- He was named Minor Coach of the Year in 2003 by The Hockey News and also was selected to coach two AHL All-Star Games during his tenure in Houston.
- Served as the head coach of the Cleveland Lumberjacks of the International Hockey League in 2000-01, posting a 43-32-7 record.
- From 1994-95 thru 1999-00, McLellan coached the Swift Current Broncos of the Western Hockey League, where he also served as general manager in his final four WHL seasons.
- He was named WHL Coach of the Year in 2000 and WHL Executive of the Year in 1997. The team captured division titles in 1996 and 2000.
McLellan, a native of Melville, Saskatchewan, played his junior hockey with Saskatoon (WHL) and was drafted by the New York Islanders in the fifth round (106th overall) in the 1986 NHL Entry Draft. He played parts of two seasons with Springfield in the American Hockey League and played in five games with the Islanders in 1987-88, posting two points (one goal, one assist) before a shoulder injury ended his career.