McCreary played only 10 games for the powerful Montreal Canadiens over the course of seven seasons in their organization, until the Penguins made him an NHL regular following the 1967 NHL Expansion. He was then picked by the Atlanta Flames in the 1972 NHL Expansion Draft and made captain of the expansion team. He retired from hockey in 1975.
Following his playing days, he joined the NHL Alumni Association, over which he presided. He died of cancer in 2003.
|Atlanta Flames Captains|
|McCreary | Quinn | Lysiak | Pronovost|