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Brett McLean joins Iowa’s coaching staff

Iowa Wild general manager Brent Flahr announced on Friday the American Hockey League club has named Brett McLean as an assistant coach.

McLean, 38, joins Iowa Wild head coach Derek Lalonde, associate coach David Cunniff and video coach Keith Paulsen to round out the coaching staff.

McLean recently wrapped up an 18-year playing career that included 385 NHL games with the Chicago Blackhawks, Florida Panthers and Colorado Avalanche. Over his NHL tenure, McLean scored 56 goals and added 106 assists for 162 career points.

The former center played in seven different leagues over his pro career, including 274 AHL games with Cincinnati, Saint John, Houston, Norfolk and Rockford.

A native of Comox, B.C., McLean was originally drafted by the Dallas Stars in the ninth round (#242 overall) of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.