John MacLean enters his second season as an
assistant coach with the Coyotes.
The 53-year-old native of Oshawa, Ont.,
previously served as an assistant coach with
the Carolina Hurricanes from 2011-14. He spent
eight seasons as a coach in the New Jersey
Devils organization, including seven years as an
MacLean won a Stanley Cup with the Devils
as an assistant coach in 2003. He also served as
head coach of the Lowell Devils of the American
Hockey League (AHL) in 2009-10, leading the
Devils’ affiliate to its best-ever record and firstever
playoff berth. He was named as the head
coach for the New Jersey Devils prior to the 2010-
MacLean also worked as an analyst on NHL
Network (2015-17) and previously was an analyst
for MSG Network, including pre-and post-game
coverage of the Devils.
Drafted by New Jersey sixth overall in the 1983
NHL Entry Draft, MacLean played 18 NHL seasons
with the Devils, San Jose Sharks, New York
Rangers and Dallas Stars, collecting 413 goals, 429
assists, 842 points and 1,328 penalty minutes in
1,194 career NHL games.
A two-time NHL All-Star (1989, 1991), MacLean
won the Stanley Cup with the Devils in 1995. He
registered 35-48-83 and 152 penalty minutes in
104 career Stanley Cup playoff games.
Scott Allen begins his second season as an
assistant coach with Arizona and his 23rd year
in professional coaching in 2018-19. He joined the
organization on July 26, 2017 after serving as an
assistant coach with the Florida Panthers in 2016-17.
Allen spent three seasons in the Panthers
organization, serving as head coach of Florida’s
American Hockey League affiliate, the Portland
Pirates in 2015-16 as well as an assistant coach
with San Antonio (AHL) in 2014-15.
The 52-year-old native of New Bedford,
Mass., has previously served as a head coach or
assistant coach with the Johnstown Chiefs (ECHL)
from 1996-2002; the San Antonio Rampage (AHL)
from 2002-04; the Lowell Lock Monsters (AHL) in
2004-05; the Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights (AHL)
from 2005-07 and the Quad City Flames (AHL)
from 2007-09, before being hired as an assistant
coach with the New York Islanders (2009-12).
Following his time in New York, Allen joined
the St. Louis Blues organization, where he was
an assistant coach for the Blues’ AHL affiliates,
the Peoria Rivermen (2012-13) and the Chicago
Wolves (2013-14). Allen returned to San Antonio
for the 2014-15 season.
During his 10-year professional playing career,
Allen competed in the All-American Hockey
League, Atlantic Coast Hockey League, Colonial
Hockey League, Central Hockey League and the
East Coast Hockey League. During the 1988-89
campaign, Allen won the first of his personal
back-to-back ECHL titles, first with the Carolina
Thunderbirds in 1989 and the following year, 1990,
as a member of the Greensboro Monarchs.