Tuesday, August 14, 2007
After a 1 minute playoff substitution that raised eyebrows for his vicious torso slash on Red Wing forward Johan Franzen, goaltender Jamie McLennan has signed with Metallurg Magnitogorsk of the Russian Super League. A 254 game veteran (220 of them starts), McLennan saw playing time throughout the NHL never finding success as a 1st stringer but finding stints backing up a variety of successful teams. A former 3rd Round NHL Entry Draft pick of the Islanders in 1991, 48th overall, McLennan entered the league in 1993 as Ron Hextall's backup. On his career, McLennan compiled an 80-109-36 record with a 2.68 goals against average and an .898 save percentage. He compiled 13 shutouts while playing 13,834 minutes of ice time. McLennan saw tours of duty with the Isles, Blues, Wild, Flames, Rangers and Panthers.