Three-time monogram winner who will serve as the team captain for the 2004-05 season ... coming off his best season with the Irish in 2003-04 when he scored 10 goals with 14 assists for 24 points ... has played in 113 career games with 21 goals and 25 assists for 46 points ... hard-working forward who has excelled in every role he's played for the Irish in his first three seasons ... has developed a nose for the net after ringing up 20 goals over the last two years ... willing to get involved in the play around the goal ... has been a key member of the Notre Dame power-play and penalty-killing units the last two years ... selected as the team's "most improved player" following the 2002-03 campaign ... strong on his skates and adds speed to the lineup ... strong forechecker who has demonstrated the ability to create his own scoring chances ... has complete all-around game with excellent leadership qualities ... excellent playmaker who sees the ice and finds the open man ... played for the Chicago Steel in the United States Hockey League (USHL) before coming to Notre Dame ... winner of the USHL's Curt Hammer Award which is presented annually to the league's "most gentlemanly player who embodies what the USHL stands for on and off the ice" ... third Notre Dame player to win the Hammer Award, joining former Irish standouts Aaron Gill `04 and Mark Eaton who now is with the NHL's Nashville Predators ... joins former Irish defenseman Justin Theel (Bismark, `94 -'98) as the only Notre Dame players from North Dakota ... three-time Dean's List selection during his academic career, including both semesters in 2003-04 ... received special mention for CCHA all-Academic team.
AS A JUNIOR: Played in all 39 games for the Irish in 2003-04 ... finished fourth in team scoring with 10 goals and 14 assists for 24 points ... had just six penalties for 12 minutes ... was third on the squad with a +10 plus-minus rating ... had one power-play goal and one game winner among his 10 goals ... seventh on the team with 71 shots on goal ... had a .141 shooting percentage ... was third among Irish players in CCHA scoring with nine goals and 11 assists for 20 points ... one of four players to have a +8 in CCHA games ... got the season off to a fast start with a goal and an assist in the 5-2 season-opening win over Ohio State ... added an assist on lone goal of 3-1 loss to the Buckeyes on Oct. 11 ... ran his scoring streak to four games in the weekend split with Bowling Green ... scored a power-play marker in 5-3 home loss to the Falcons ... set up Mike Walsh's game-winning goal at Bowling Green just 17 seconds into the 3-0 win ... recorded second two-goal game of his career with the first and last Irish goal in a 4-2 win over Nebraska-Omaha (Oct. 30) ... scored points in six of next seven games (3g, 4a) with goals in wins over Northern Michigan and one in each game of Western Michigan series (Dec. 5-6) ... helped set up Mike Walsh's power-play game winner in ND's 1-0 win over third-ranked Maine at the Everblades Collegiate Classic ... held off the scoresheet in eight of his next nine games before assisting on a pair of goals in 5-2 loss at Miami ... put together a three-game point streak (2g, 1a) in wins from Feb. 14-28 ... had a goal in each of Notre Dame's home wins over Michigan (Feb. 27-28) ... checked in with a goal and two assists in five Irish postseason contests ... had two assists in 5-4 overtime win in game three of first round of CCHA playoffs, including one on Jason Paige's overtime game winner ... his lead pass to Tim Wallace put Wallace and Paige in on a two-on-one scoring chance ... final goal of the season came just 54 seconds into Notre Dame's NCAA tournament game with Minnesota, giving the Irish a 1-0 lead in a game they would eventually lose, 5-2.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in 39 of the team's 40 games in 2002-03 ... finished ninth on team in scoring with 10 goals and seven assists for 17 points ... led the Irish with a team-best +10 rating ... scored four power-play goals ... took 75 shots on goal and had a .133 shooting percentage ... whistled for just two penalties for four minutes ... had eight goals and six assists in CCHA along with team's top plus-minus of +9 in 28 league games ... started season slowly going scoreless in first five games ... first goal of the season was Notre Dame's lone goal in 4-1 loss to Ferris State as he stuffed a rebound under goaltender Mike Brown's pads ... picked up a goal and an assist in weekend split with Miami ... assisted on Aaron Gill's goal in 3-1 loss ... snapped a 0-0 tie with a third-period power-play goal in 2-1 win over the RedHawks in second night of series ... third goal of the season gave Irish a 3-2 lead in 4-3 win at Michigan ... scored second power-play goal of the year in 4-3 loss at Alaska Fairbanks ... had a career-best three-point game (2g, 1a) in 6-3 win over Bowling Green, with both goals coming on the power play ... went scoreless over three games before scoring opening goal in 3-3 tie with Vermont ... turned a Ferris State turnover into his eighth goal of the season in 4-4 tie with the Bulldogs ... jumped on a loose puck to the right of goaltender Mike Brown and snuck it past him to give Irish a 4-3 lead ... snapped an eight-game pointless streak with a second-period goal in 3-2 win versus Lake Superior ... set up goals by Matt Amado and Jake Wiegand to give Irish a 2-0 lead in 3-2 win at Northern Michigan ... had one goal and one assist in four postseason games ... goal came in first game of Miami series and tied the game at 2-2 in the second period ... assisted on Gill's second goal (fourth of game) in 5-0 win in game three versus the RedHawks.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in 35 of 38 games during the 2001-02 season ... scored a goal with four assists for five points ... had 48 shots on goal and was -4 for the season ... called for seven penalties and 22 minutes on the year ... missed second Union game and the weekend series at Ohio State with a high ankle sprain suffered in the Oct. 11 game versus Union ... recorded first career assist in 4-2 loss at Western Michigan ... went 18 games without recording a point before going on a three-game (1g, 3a) point spree between Feb. 22-March 1 ... scored first collegiate goal at 15:33 of the first period when his wrist shot from the Lake Superior blue line sailed past goaltender Matt Violin to give the Irish a 1-0 lead in a 3-1 win ... assisted on a Brad Wanchulak goal the following night in a 6-0 shutout of the Lakers ... closed the streak with first two-point game (two assists) in 4-3 win over Bowling Green ... set up Paul Harris goal and Kyle Dolder's game-winning goal versus the Falcons ... did not score in the postseason.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Fargo North High School in Fargo, N.D., where he played hockey for three seasons ... served as team captain as a senior ... helped team to a third-place finish in the state as he led the team in scoring with 28 goals (including three four-goal games) and 27 assists for 55 points ... was team MVP, all-Eastern Dakota Conference and all-state ... named Mr. Hockey in North Dakota following his senior season ... as a junior, helped Fargo North to second-place finish in the state ... scored 32 goals with 26 assists for 58 points in 27 games ... was all-conference as a junior ... played two seasons in the USHL following high school ... played the 1999-2000 season with the Fargo-Moorhead Ice Sharks where he had eight goals and 15 assists for 23 points ... was 10th in the USHL in scoring with 58 points (24g, 34a) in 2000-01, his final season with the Chicago Steel ... had eight power-play goals and two short-handed markers among his 24 goals ... served as team captain of the 2000-01 Steel ... named team MVP and best defensive player with the Steel ... played in the 2001 USHL all-star game and was winner of the league's Curt Hammer Award ... grew up in the same area as former Irish forward Troy Bagne (`96-'00) ... son of William and Judy McLean ... full name is Cory William McLean ... born Jan., 5, 1981, in Columbia, Mo. ... finance major in the Mendoza College of Business.
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4-Game Point Streak
2-Game Goal Streak