Kirk McLean Joins as Honourary Chair!

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – December 4, 2019 – CARHA Hockey and the CARHA Hockey World Cup are thrilled to introduce Kirk McLean as the Honourary Chair for the Molson Canadian CARHA Hockey World Cup in Richmond, British Columbia in 2020.

Kirk McLean was drafted by the New Jersey Devils in 1984, before being traded to the Vancouver Canucks in 1987, where he spent the majority of his career. He was a Vezina Trophy finalist twice in his ten plus years with the team, named to two National Hockey League (NHL) All-Star games, and led the team to a seventh game in the Stanley Cup Finals in 1994. Kirk also spent time with the Carolina Hurricanes, Florida Panthers, and New York Rangers before his retirement in 2001.

Since his retirement from the NHL, Kirk McLean has served as an Ambassador for the Canucks Autism Network (CAN), an organization that the CARHA Hockey World Cup is proud to support in 2020, as well as an Ambassador and board member of the Vancouver Canucks Alumni Foundation. Kirk is heavily involved in the hockey community, also spending time as a goaltending coach, a broadcaster, and a part-owner of the Burnaby Express in the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL).

“Kirk McLean is a fantastic representation of the Richmond and Vancouver area. He has ties to the area given his long and successful career with the Vancouver Canucks and his philanthropic connections to this community. His enthusiasm for the CARHA Hockey World Cup was evident during our first site visit to Richmond in the original bid process. Kirk being involved in the CARHA Hockey World Cup is a unique and exciting opportunity for participants to engage with a former NHL great.” says Lori Lopez, Executive Director of the CARHA Hockey World Cup.

“The game of hockey has always brought people together in Canada, so I am excited to be the Honourary Chair of the CARHA Hockey World Cup, an event that manages to do so on an international scale,” says McLean, current Ambassador for the Vancouver Canucks. “As someone who has been involved in hockey in this community for a long time, it is easy to imagine the impact it will have on the passionate hockey fans of Richmond and Vancouver, and I look forward to this event capturing the attention and imagination of the community throughout the week of the CARHA Hockey World Cup.”

2 Responses

  1. MR KIRK MCLEAN
    I was just sending you an MESSAGE to see if you still sign your HOCKEY cards by any chance
    I have just a few which are not in the best of shape since being handled a lot and shown to others.
    If you still do sign your cards could you please MESSAGE me back
    THANKS AGAIN RICHARD

  2. Congratulations Kirk it’s great to hear your doing well, if your thinking of putting a team together and need a defenceman I’am willing and somewhat able lol!
    Yours
    Sincerely
    Shawn Paul Lunn

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