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A two-time captain of the BG hockey team, Brian MacLellan began his career as a forward before moving to defense later in his time as a Falcon. He was an honorable mention on the All-CCHA team his first two years with the Falcons, and his 63 points his freshman year are the second most in school history behind teammate George McPhee, who tallied 88 points the same season. His 34 goals in that campaign are tied for eighth best by a Falcon. Though he didn't find a spot on the All-CCHA team after the 1980-81 season, MacLellan was still awarded the Bill & Helen Lloyd Award for Most Improved Player at Bowling Green.

The 1981-82 season was a big one for MacLellan and the Falcons. As a defenseman, he earned a spot on both the All-CCHA and All-American first teams, honors he shared with teammates Brian Hills and George McPhee. He was also named to the CCHA Tournament team, and was awarded the Howard Brown Coaches Award, as the Falcons finished 27-13-2, winning the CCHA regular season crown before falling to Notre Dame in the tournament semifinals. His 345 career penalty minutes rank sixth in school history.

MacLellan spent ten seasons in the NHL with five different teams, the highlight coming at the end of the 1988-89 season. Starting the year with the Minnesota North Stars, MacLellan was traded to Calgary late in the year. He scored two goals in 12 games with the Flames as they went on to win the Stanley Cup.

He was inducted to the BG Athletic Hall of Fame in 1987.

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