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Bryan McCabe

Born:June 8, 1975Draft:1993 Islanders #40 Overall
Hometown:St. Catharines, ONPosition:Defence
Known For:Shoots:Left
National Team:CanadaCurrent Team:Florida Panthers
(Dir. of Player Personnel)

Bryan McCabe (born June 8, 1975) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman who played in over 1,000 games in the National Hockey League (NHL) playing for the New York Islanders, Vancouver Canucks, Chicago Blackhawks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Florida Panthers and New York Rangers.

McCabe moved to Calgary, Alberta, at a young age and spent the majority of his minor hockey career playing in the Calgary area. Drafted out of the Western Hockey League (WHL) 40th overall by the New York Islanders in 1993, McCabe competed in the 1995 Memorial Cup and was named to back-to-back WHL First All-Star Teams during his major junior career. He began his NHL career with the Islanders before stints with the Canucks and Blackhawks. In 2000–01, McCabe began a seven-season tenure with the Maple Leafs, where he played the majority of his career.

Internationally, McCabe competed for Canada, winning gold medals at the 1997 World Championships, 1994 and 1995 World Junior Championships and the 1992 Pacific Cup. He is also a one-time Olympian, having represented Canada at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.

Bryan McCabe Toronto Maple Leafs
Bryan McCabe, Toronto Maple Leafs, Apr. 1, 2008 (Photo by Graig Abel/ NHLI via Getty Images)

Bryan McCabe Statistics

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Front Office History

  • Florida Panthers (Development Coach) 2012-2013
  • Florida Panthers (Director of Player Development) 2013-2017
  • Florida Panthers (Director of Player Personnel) 2017-present


  • NHL Highest ATOI (2006)
  • NHL Second All-Star Team (2004)
  • NHL Playoffs Most Goals by Defenseman (2004)
  • World Championship Gold Medal (1997)
  • CHL Memorial Cup All-Star Team (1995)
  • CHL Third All-Star Team (1995)
  • U20 WJC All-Star Team (1995)
  • U20 WJC Best Defenseman (1995)
  • U20 WJC Gold Medal (1995)
  • WHL (East) First All-Star Team (1995)
  • U20 WJC Gold Medal (1994)
  • WHL (West) First All-Star Team (1994)
  • WHL (West) Second All-Star Team (1993)