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Walt McKechnie

Position: C ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 6-2 (188 cm) ▪ Weight: 195 lbs. (88 kg)

Born: June 19, 1947 in London, Ontario
Draft: Toronto, 1st round (6th overall), 1963 NHL Amateur

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Fine Details ▪ Last updated Aug 23, 2014 7:25 AM

NHL Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Assists Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1967-68 20 MNS NHL 4 0 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0.0
1968-69 21 MNS NHL 58 5 9 14 5 -10 22 4 1 0 1 8 1 0 81 6.2
1969-70 22 MNS NHL 20 1 3 4 1 -5 21 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 16 6.3
1970-71 23 MNS NHL 30 3 1 4 2 -7 34 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 39 7.7
1971-72 24 CGS NHL 56 11 20 31 12 2 40 8 2 1 1 13 6 1 111 9.9
1972-73 25 CGS NHL 78 16 38 54 19 -26 58 11 4 1 0 25 11 2 182 8.8
1973-74 26 CGS NHL 63 23 29 52 20 -14 14 17 4 2 1 19 10 0 135 17.0
1974-75 27 TOT NHL 76 9 14 23 9 -9 14 7 1 1 2 10 3 1 77 11.7
1974-75 27 BOS NHL 53 3 3 6 3 -6 8 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 36 8.3
1974-75 27 DET NHL 23 6 11 17 6 -3 6 5 1 0 2 7 3 1 41 14.6
1975-76 28 DET NHL 80 26 56 82 29 9 85 21 2 3 7 36 16 4 186 14.0
1976-77 29 DET NHL 80 25 34 59 23 -24 50 19 3 3 1 21 11 2 189 13.2
1977-78 30 TOT NHL 69 16 23 39 15 -22 12 13 3 0 0 18 5 0 121 13.2
1977-78 30 WSH NHL 16 4 1 5 3 -14 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 24 16.7
1977-78 30 CLE NHL 53 12 22 34 13 -8 12 10 2 0 0 17 5 0 97 12.4
1978-79 31 TOR NHL 79 25 36 61 24 21 18 17 7 1 6 32 4 0 123 20.3 Byng-22
1979-80 32 TOT NHL 71 7 40 47 15 -20 6 6 1 0 0 22 18 0 112 6.3
1979-80 32 TOR NHL 54 7 36 43 14 -6 4 6 1 0 0 20 16 0 77 9.1
1979-80 32 CLR NHL 17 0 4 4 1 -14 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 35 0.0
1980-81 33 CLR NHL 53 15 23 38 15 -7 18 11 2 2 2 14 8 1 92 16.3
1981-82 34 DET NHL 74 18 37 55 20 -1 35 16 2 0 3 29 5 3 87 20.7
1982-83 35 DET NHL 64 14 29 43 16 1 42 8 3 3 0 21 7 1 73 19.2
5 yrs DET NHL 321 89 167 256 95 -18 218 69 11 9 13 114 42 11 576 15.5
4 yrs DAL NHL 112 9 13 22 8 -25 77 8 1 0 1 11 1 1 145 6.2
4 yrs CLE NHL 250 62 109 171 64 -46 124 46 12 4 2 74 32 3 525 11.8
2 yrs TOR NHL 133 32 72 104 38 15 22 23 8 1 6 52 20 0 200 16.0
2 yrs NJD NHL 70 15 27 42 16 -21 20 11 2 2 2 16 10 1 127 11.8
1 yr BOS NHL 53 3 3 6 3 -6 8 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 36 8.3
1 yr WSH NHL 16 4 1 5 3 -14 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 24 16.7
Career NHL 955 214 392 606 226 -115 469 162 35 17 24 271 105 16 1633 13.1

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
1967-68 20 MNS NHL 4 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.25 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 -3 -0.2 0.0 -0.2
1968-69 21 MNS NHL 58 0.09 0.16 0.24 0.09 0.38 1.40 5 9 14 5 19 3 27 1 -10 -0.9 0.9 0.0
1969-70 22 MNS NHL 20 0.05 0.15 0.20 0.07 1.05 0.80 1 3 4 1 4 0 10 1 -5 -0.4 0.1 -0.3
1970-71 23 MNS NHL 30 0.10 0.03 0.13 0.06 1.13 1.30 3 1 4 2 7 2 13 1 -7 -0.7 0.3 -0.3
1971-72 24 CGS NHL 56 0.20 0.36 0.55 0.21 0.71 1.98 11 20 31 11 50 11 44 7 2 1.5 1.0 2.5
1972-73 25 CGS NHL 78 0.21 0.49 0.69 0.25 0.74 2.33 15 35 50 18 86 20 123 31 -26 2.5 0.7 3.2
1973-74 26 CGS NHL 63 0.37 0.46 0.83 0.33 0.22 2.14 22 28 50 20 65 18 69 8 -14 3.7 0.8 4.5
1974-75 27 TOT NHL 76 0.12 0.18 0.30 0.12 0.18 1.01 8 13 21 8 41 8 57 15 -9 -0.7 0.7 0.0
1974-75 27 BOS NHL 53 0.06 0.06 0.11 0.05 0.15 0.68 3 3 6 2 15 2 33 14 -6 -1.5 0.3 -1.2
1974-75 27 DET NHL 23 0.26 0.48 0.74 0.27 0.26 1.78 5 10 15 5 26 6 24 1 -3 0.9 0.3 1.2
1975-76 28 DET NHL 80 0.33 0.70 1.03 0.37 1.06 2.33 22 49 71 25 110 30 112 41 9 5.2 1.5 6.7
1976-77 29 DET NHL 80 0.31 0.43 0.74 0.29 0.63 2.36 22 31 53 20 78 24 110 32 -24 3.7 0.8 4.5
1977-78 30 TOT NHL 69 0.23 0.33 0.57 0.22 0.17 1.75 15 21 36 14 52 13 87 26 -22 1.7 0.4 2.2
1977-78 30 WSH NHL 16 0.25 0.06 0.31 0.16 0.00 1.50 4 1 5 2 7 2 20 1 -14 0.1 -0.2 0.0
1977-78 30 CLE NHL 53 0.23 0.42 0.64 0.24 0.23 1.83 11 20 31 11 45 11 67 25 -8 1.6 0.6 2.2
1978-79 31 TOR NHL 79 0.32 0.46 0.77 0.30 0.23 1.56 21 30 51 20 80 14 49 4 21 3.6 1.7 5.3 Byng-22
1979-80 32 TOT NHL 71 0.10 0.56 0.66 0.21 0.08 1.58 6 34 40 13 78 36 96 34 -20 1.3 0.4 1.7
1979-80 32 TOR NHL 54 0.13 0.67 0.80 0.26 0.07 1.43 6 31 37 12 71 32 73 28 -6 1.7 0.5 2.2
1979-80 32 CLR NHL 17 0.00 0.24 0.24 0.07 0.12 2.06 0 3 3 1 7 4 23 6 -14 -0.4 -0.1 -0.5
1980-81 33 CLR NHL 53 0.28 0.43 0.72 0.28 0.34 1.74 11 18 29 11 68 22 82 29 -7 1.6 0.8 2.4
1981-82 34 DET NHL 74 0.24 0.50 0.74 0.27 0.47 1.18 13 27 40 14 86 16 80 9 -1 1.9 1.1 3.0
1982-83 35 DET NHL 64 0.22 0.45 0.67 0.25 0.66 1.14 11 23 34 12 57 12 80 36 1 1.6 0.9 2.4
5 yrs DET NHL 321 0.28 0.52 0.80 0.30 0.68 1.79 73 140 213 78 357 88 406 119 -18 13.2 4.7 17.9
4 yrs DAL NHL 112 0.08 0.12 0.20 0.08 0.69 1.29 9 13 22 8 31 6 53 3 -25 -2.2 1.3 -0.9
4 yrs CLE NHL 250 0.25 0.44 0.68 0.26 0.50 2.10 59 103 162 60 246 60 303 71 -46 9.3 3.1 12.4
2 yrs TOR NHL 133 0.24 0.54 0.78 0.28 0.17 1.50 27 61 88 31 151 46 122 32 15 5.3 2.1 7.4
2 yrs NJD NHL 70 0.21 0.39 0.60 0.23 0.29 1.81 11 21 32 12 75 26 105 35 -21 1.3 0.7 2.0
1 yr BOS NHL 53 0.06 0.06 0.11 0.05 0.15 0.68 3 3 6 2 15 2 33 14 -6 -1.5 0.3 -1.2
1 yr WSH NHL 16 0.25 0.06 0.31 0.16 0.00 1.50 4 1 5 2 7 2 20 1 -14 0.1 -0.2 0.0
Career NHL 955 0.22 0.41 0.63 0.24 0.49 1.71 186 342 528 195 882 230 1042 275 -115 25.4 12.1 37.5

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1967-68 20 MNS NHL 9 3 2 5 2 0 3 0 0 0
1978-79 31 TOR NHL 6 4 3 7 3 7 3 0 1 1
Career NHL 15 7 5 12 5 7 6 0 1 1

Other Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1965-66 18 London Nationals OHA-Jr. 46 13 28 41 68
1966-67 19 London Nationals OHA-Jr. 48 13 46 59 125
1967-68 20 London Nationals OHA-Jr. 1 0 0 0 2
1967-68 20 Phoenix Roadrunners WHL 67 24 30 54 24
1968-69 21 Phoenix Roadrunners WHL 10 3 11 14 6
1969-70 22 Iowa Stars CHL 42 17 24 41 82
1970-71 23 Cleveland Barons AHL 35 16 31 47 28
1976-77 29 Canada WEC-A 10 1 6 7 28
1983-84 36 Salt Lake Golden Eagles CHL 69 9 32 41 36
Career 1 Season AHL 35 16 31 47 28
Career 2 Seasons CHL 111 26 56 82 118
Career 3 Seasons OHA-Jr. 95 26 74 100 195
Career 1 Season WEC-A 10 1 6 7 28
Career 2 Seasons WHL 77 27 41 68 30

Other Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1966-67 19 London Nationals OHA-Jr. 6 7 10 17 2
1967-68 20 Phoenix Roadrunners WHL 4 1 1 2 2
1969-70 22 Iowa Stars CHL 11 1 9 10 18
1970-71 23 Cleveland Barons AHL 8 2 4 6 10
Career 1 Season AHL 8 2 4 6 10
Career 1 Season CHL 11 1 9 10 18
Career 1 Season OHA-Jr. 6 7 10 17 2
Career 1 Season WHL 4 1 1 2 2

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 16 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Walt McKechnie 6.7 5.3 4.5 4.5 3.2 3.0 2.5 2.4 2.4 2.2 1.7 0.0 0.0 -0.2 -0.3 -0.3
Shawn Horcoff 89.4 6.7 5.7 4.3 3.6 3.6 3.3 2.3 2.3 2.1 1.7 1.6 1.5
Bob Bourne 88.9 6.5 5.4 5.3 4.2 3.5 3.4 2.8 2.4 2.3 1.4 0.5 0.1 0.1 -0.8
Richard Zednik 88.7 6.4 6.3 4.6 4.4 4.0 3.3 2.8 2.6 2.6 1.5 1.4 0.1 0.0
Ryan Walter 88.7 6.3 5.5 4.9 4.6 4.2 3.2 3.0 2.5 2.4 1.9 1.8 0.7 0.3 -0.4 -0.6
Bob Nystrom 88.0 5.3 5.2 4.8 4.0 3.0 2.8 2.5 2.4 2.1 1.9 1.1 -0.3 -0.3 -0.3
Ron Duguay 87.7 6.4 6.2 5.3 4.8 3.8 2.9 2.7 2.5 2.1 1.5 0.6 -0.3
Randy Burridge 87.1 5.4 5.3 5.1 4.0 3.6 3.2 2.9 2.4 2.3 0.9 0.6 -0.1 -0.3
Claude Larose 87.0 6.0 4.6 3.9 3.6 3.1 2.9 2.7 2.5 2.3 2.1 1.4 0.7 0.4 -0.1 -0.2 -0.3
Johnny Wilson 85.7 5.9 4.2 4.2 3.6 2.7 2.7 2.3 1.7 1.5 1.0 0.7 0.0
Peter Zezel 85.7 6.4 5.2 4.3 4.2 4.0 3.5 3.1 3.0 2.4 2.0 1.5 1.2 1.1 0.9 0.7
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Walt McKechnie 6.7 5.3 4.5 4.5 3.2 3.0 2.5 2.4 2.4 2.2 1.7 0.0 0.0 -0.2 -0.3 -0.3
Shawn Horcoff 89.4 6.7 5.7 4.3 3.6 3.6 3.3 2.3 2.3 2.1 1.7 1.6 1.5
Bob Bourne 88.9 6.5 5.4 5.3 4.2 3.5 3.4 2.8 2.4 2.3 1.4 0.5 0.1 0.1 -0.8
Richard Zednik 88.7 6.4 6.3 4.6 4.4 4.0 3.3 2.8 2.6 2.6 1.5 1.4 0.1 0.0
Ryan Walter 88.7 6.3 5.5 4.9 4.6 4.2 3.2 3.0 2.5 2.4 1.9 1.8 0.7 0.3 -0.4 -0.6
Bob Nystrom 88.0 5.3 5.2 4.8 4.0 3.0 2.8 2.5 2.4 2.1 1.9 1.1 -0.3 -0.3 -0.3
Ron Duguay 87.7 6.4 6.2 5.3 4.8 3.8 2.9 2.7 2.5 2.1 1.5 0.6 -0.3
Randy Burridge 87.1 5.4 5.3 5.1 4.0 3.6 3.2 2.9 2.4 2.3 0.9 0.6 -0.1 -0.3
Claude Larose 87.0 6.0 4.6 3.9 3.6 3.1 2.9 2.7 2.5 2.3 2.1 1.4 0.7 0.4 -0.1 -0.2 -0.3
Johnny Wilson 85.7 5.9 4.2 4.2 3.6 2.7 2.7 2.3 1.7 1.5 1.0 0.7 0.0
Peter Zezel 85.7 6.4 5.2 4.3 4.2 4.0 3.5 3.1 3.0 2.4 2.0 1.5 1.2 1.1 0.9 0.7

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

October 15, 1967: Traded to Phoenix (WHL) by Toronto for Steve Witiuk, October 15, 1967.

February 17, 1968: Traded to Minnesota by Phoenix (WHL) for future considerations (Leo Thiffault and Bob Charlebois, June, 1968), February 17, 1968.

May 20, 1971: Traded to California by Minnesota with Joey Johnson for Dennis Hextall, May 20, 1971.

June 10, 1974: Claimed by NY Rangers from California in Intra-League Draft, June 10, 1974.

June 12, 1974: Traded to Boston by NY Rangers for Derek Sanderson, June 12, 1974.

February 18, 1975: Traded to Detroit by Boston with Boston's 3rd round choice (Clarke Hamilton) in 1975 Amateur Draft for Hank Nowak and Earl Anderson, February 18, 1975.

August 17, 1977: Traded to Washington by Detroit with Detroit's 3rd round choice (Jay Johnston) in 1978 Amateur Draft and 2nd round choice (Errol Rausse) in 1979 Amateur Draft for the rights to Ron Low and Washington's 3rd round choice (Boris Fistric) in 1979 Amateur Draft, August 17, 1977.

December 9, 1977: Traded to Cleveland by Washington for Bob Girard and Cleveland's 2nd round choice (Paul MacKinnon) in 1978 Amateur Draft, December 9, 1977.

June 15, 1978: Placed on Minnesota Reserve List after Cleveland-Minnesota Dispersal Draft, June 15, 1978.

October 5, 1978: Traded to Toronto by Minnesota for Toronto's 3rd round choice (Randy Velischek) in 1980 Entry Draft, October 5, 1978.

March 3, 1980: Traded to Colorado by Toronto for Colorado's 3rd round choice (Fred Boimistruck) in 1980 Entry Draft, March 3, 1980.

October 1, 1981: Signed as a free agent by Detroit, October 1, 1981.

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