(WGR 550) – Former Buffalo Sabres forward Peter McNab has been elected to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. Buffalo took the center in the sixth round of the 1972 NHL Draft out of the University of Denver.
McNab showed up at Sabres training camp in 1973 and only lasted 49 games in the AHL, scoring 34 goals and 39 assists for 73 points for the Cincinnati Swords. He was called up to Buffalo for the Sabres' final 22 games in the 1973-74 season.
McNab’s best year in Buffalo was the 1975-76 season when he scored 24 goals and 32 assists for 56 points in 79 games. Overall with the Sabres, McNab played 154 games, scoring 49 goals and 59 assists for 108 points.
After that season ended, Buffalo traded McNab to the Boston Bruins for Andre Savard. That wasn’t one of the finer moments in franchise history, because McNab scored 38 goals and 86 points in his first year with the Bruins. He also had seasons of 41, 35, 40, 37 and 36 goals in Boston.
McNab finished his career with 88 games for the Vancouver Canucks and 117 games with the New Jersey Devils.
In his career, McNab played 954 NHL games, scoring 363 goals and 450 assists for 813 points.
Since he retired, McNab has been an NHL analyst for two different teams. In his first eight years, he did games for the Devils. Over the past 25 years, he has been on the Colorado Avalanche broadcasts as their color analyst.