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Lanny McDonald
Lannymacdonald
Position Right wing
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
195 lb (89 kg)
Teams Toronto Maple Leafs
Colorado Rockies
Calgary Flames
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born February 16, 1953,
Hanna, Alberta, Canada
NHL Draft 4th overall, 1973
Toronto Maple Leafs
WHA Draft 10th overall, 1973
Cleveland Crusaders
Pro Career 1973 – 1989
Hall of Fame, 1992

Lanny King McDonald (born February 16, 1953 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada) is a retired professional player and a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Playing careerEdit

After playing his junior hockey for the Medicine Hat Tigers, McDonald was selected fourth overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1973 NHL Amateur Draft. His professional career lasted from 1973 until 1989 during which time he played right wing for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Colorado Rockies, and Calgary Flames. McDonald served as captain for both the Flames and the Rockies. His time on the Rockies was spent as a struggle for success, but he later led the Flames to the Stanley Cup in 1989. It was his final season before retiring.

Always known as a grinding forward, he scored a memorable overtime goal (with both a fractured wrist and broken nose) for the Maple Leafs during the 1978 playoffs that eliminated the New York Islanders from the quarterfinals. His trade to Colorado halfway through the next season is still remembered as one of the highly criticised trades made by beleaguered GM Punch Imlach that also saw Darryl Sittler and Tiger Williams leave the Leafs.

Lanny McDonald is also remembered for the 1983 season in which he was in a scoring race with Wayne Gretzky for a substantial part of the season. He scored 66 goals that season. It was unusual for two reasons. It was one of the few times a player had more than twice as many goals as assists in a season. McDonald set a record that season because it was the most goals scored by a player without breaking the 100 point mark. McDonald added 32 assists for a total of 98 points that season. McDonald is regarded as a local hero in Calgary for bringing the cup to the Calgary Flames for the only time in the history of the organization. He is widely recognized for his iconic red walrus moustache.

Lanny McDonald currently lives just outside of Calgary and has been active as general manager and director of player personnel for the Canadian national men's hockey team.


AwardsEdit

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1970–71 Calgary Centennials WCHL 6 0 2 2 6 -- -- -- -- --
1971–72 Medicine Hat Tigers WCHL 68 50 64 114 54 -- -- -- -- --
1972–73 Medicine Hat Tigers WCHL 68 62 77 139 84 -- -- -- -- --
1973–74 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 70 14 16 30 43 -- -- -- -- --
1974–75 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 64 17 27 44 86 7 0 0 0 2
1975–76 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 75 37 56 93 70 10 4 4 8 4
1976–77 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 80 46 44 90 77 9 10 7 17 6
1977–78 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 74 47 40 87 54 13 3 4 7 10
1978–79 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 79 43 42 85 32 6 3 2 5 0
1979–80 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 35 15 15 30 10 -- -- -- -- --
1979–80 Colorado Rockies NHL 46 25 20 45 43 -- -- -- -- --
1980–81 Colorado Rockies NHL 80 35 46 81 56 -- -- -- -- --
1981–82 Colorado Rockies NHL 16 6 9 15 20 -- -- -- -- --
1981–82 Calgary Flames NHL 55 34 33 67 37 3 0 1 1 6
1982–83 Calgary Flames NHL 80 66 32 98 90 7 3 4 7 19
1983–84 Calgary Flames NHL 65 33 33 66 64 11 6 7 13 6
1984–85 Calgary Flames NHL 43 19 18 37 36 1 0 0 0 0
1985–86 Calgary Flames NHL 80 28 43 71 44 22 11 7 18 30
1986–87 Calgary Flames NHL 58 14 12 26 54 5 0 0 0 2
1987–88 Calgary Flames NHL 60 10 13 23 57 9 3 1 4 6
1988–89 Calgary Flames NHL 51 11 7 18 26 14 1 3 4 29
NHL totals 1111 500 506 1006 899 117 44 40 84 120



Preceded by
Chico Resch
Bill Masterton Trophy Winner
1983
Succeeded by
Brad Park
Preceded by
none
Winner of the King Clancy Memorial Trophy
1988
Succeeded by
Bryan Trottier
Preceded by
Rene Robert
Colorado Rockies captains
1981
Succeeded by
Rob Ramage
Preceded by
Phil Russell
Calgary Flames captains
1983-89
Succeeded by
Jim Peplinski


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