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McNab Named to U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame

Former Bruins forward played eight seasons with the Black & Gold

by Eric Russo @erusso22 / BostonBruins.com

BostonBruins.com - Former Bruins forward Peter McNab was announced as a member of the 2021 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame on Thursday afternoon, joining award-winning journalist and broadcaster Stan Fischler and longtime Philadelphia Flyers executive Paul Holmgren.

McNab, 69, played for the Bruins from 1976-84, notching 587 points (263 goals, 324 assists) in 595 games. The centerman was an All-Star in 1976-77 - during which he tallied a career-high 86 points - and scored 35-plus goals in six consecutive seasons with Boston, while helping the Black & Gold to the Stanley Cup Final in 1977 and 1978. His 264 goals rank 11th in Bruins history, while his 587 points are 13th.

In 1977-78, McNab potted a team-leading 41 goals, making him one of 11 20-goal scorers for the Bruins that season, which remains an all-time NHL record.

In seven postseason appearances for Boston, McNab registered 38 goals (eighth on the club's all-time playoff list) and 74 points in 79 games. The Vancouver native, who moved to San Diego as a teenager, four times ranked in the top 10 in the Lady Byng (most gentlemanly player) voting, finishing second in 1978.

Video: McNab remembers his career with the Bruins

Overall, McNab compiled 813 points (363 goals, 450 assists) in 955 games in the National Hockey League for the Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, Vancouver Canucks, and New Jersey Devils.

McNab was drafted by Buffalo in the 1972 NHL Entry Draft and played three seasons at the University of Denver. He played for Team USA at the 1986 IIHF World Junior Championship.

After his retirement, McNab transitioned to broadcasting and has been a TV analyst for the Colorado Avalanche since 1995. 

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