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Basil McRae

Basil McRae  #17

Left Wing
NUMBER: 17 BIRTHDATE: January 5, 1961
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Beaverton, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 210 DRAFTED: QUE / 1980 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 5th   (87th overall)
Brother of Chris Traded to Toronto by Quebec for Richard Turmel, August 12, 1983. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 17, 1985. Traded to Quebec by Detroit with John Ogrodnick and Doug Shedden for Brent Ashton, Gilbert Delorme and Mark Kumpel, January 17, 1987. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, June 29, 1987. Claimed by Tampa Bay from Minnesota in Expansion Draft, June 18, 1992. Traded to St. Louis by Tampa Bay with Doug Crossman and Tampa Bay's 4th round choice (Andrei Petrakov) in 1996 Entry Draft for Jason Ruff, January 28, 1993. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, October 9, 1996.
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He's only 17 but he can see the ice so well and he moves the puck and goes to the open ice all the time, so I just think he's a player that is ready to play in the NHL. I'm really looking forward to coaching someone like this.

— U.S. National Junior Team coach Ron Wilson on Auston Matthews, the projected No. 1 pick of the 2016 NHL Draft