He last played for the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League. Known for his physical style of play, McLaren was considered by many to be one of the toughest players in AHL history. McLaren fought and defeated some of the toughest men to play in the American Hockey League, many who went on to have substantial NHL careers. His brief career in the NHL spanned six games, but included a fight and win over Peter Worrell then of the Colorado Avalanche.
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