Lanny King McDonald (* 16. February 1953 in Hanna, Alberta) is a former Canadian ice hockey player, who from 1973 to 1989 for the Toronto Maple Leafs, which played Colorado Rockies and the Calgary Flames in that national Hockey League (NHL).
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Lanny McDonald buildup on a farm in Hanna, Alberta as the youngest of 4 children and learned at the age of 7 years the ice running. It became enthusiastic for ice hockey as it its sisters to plays of its friends accompanied and tried alone abilities for the play to develop and it improve. At the age of 16 years McDonald decided to play its hometown to abandoned over for the Lethbridge Sugar Kings in the Alberta junior Hockey League. During the season 1970/71 it changed to Calgary into the west Coast junior Hockey League (WCJHL) and remained in the two following seasons in this league, in order for the Medicine has tiger to play.
at that time Lannys hard
shot, its outstanding Skating abilities and its hardness recognized professional career [it works on] as special strengths, why it both in the NHL (Draft position: 4, team: Toronto Maple Leafs) and in the World Hockey Association (DP: 10, team: Cleveland was pulled) on a low position in the Draft. It obtained directly in its first play for Toronto 2 Assists. However Lanny McDonald at the beginning of its NHL career of problems with the balance on its ice skates had, whereby he remained in his first two seasons under expectations. Afterwards it got specially made ice skates, with which the skids took a special angle, which became clearly apparent in its achievement, when he doubled his score in the season 1975/76. Due to its it was appointed 1976 in of Canada national team for the Canada Cup, and denied 5 plays for the host country, which won the tournament finally. 1977 played Lanny McDonald in the Second all star team in the NHL universe star Game. The high point of its years in Toronto it reached 1978 as it the victory gate of the Playoff series against the New York Islanders obtained and the Maple Leafs in the final of the Prince OF Wales Conference shot.
changes after Denver
to 28. December 1979 was getradet Lanny McDonald as well as Joel Quenneville, in the exchange against Pat Hickey and Wilf Paiement to the Colorado Rockies. The trade was very disputed, there it also Darryl Sittler, which already played in Lethbridge in a row with McDonald, induced the Maple Leafs to leave. Lanny MacDonald was appointed at the beginning of the yearly 1981 the captain of the Rockies. Although it furnished further good achievements also in Colorado could it knows considerable success with the Rockies to book, and became to 25. November 1981, together with a Draft Pick to the Calgary Flames transfers. Dan Lever and Bob McMillan began for it the way from Calgary to Denver.
time in Calgary
in Calgary had McDonald certainly its glorreichsten years, when it came into year 2 of the history of the Calgary Flames back into its homeland Alberta. In its 2. It set up season in Calgary 1982/83 to today intact club record of the Flames at gates of a player in one season, that with proud 66 pieces lies and kompetierte thereby even with “The Great One” Wayne Gretzky. In this season it also the second time in its career was appointed into the Second all star team and received at the end of the season for its perseverance and play joy the Bill master clay/tone Memorial Trophy. Thus Lanny had ascended in only short time to the most valuable player of the Flames, with which he reached 1986 the Stanley Cup final. Its team lost the final series however 1:4 against the Montreal Canadiens. the Flames, with McDonald as their captain, created 1987/88 for the first time the Edmonton Oilers, which had dominated for many years the NHL to regularly win to enttrohnen and the President´s Trophy as a best team that Season. In the year after it obtained its 500.Karrieretor in March 1989 against the Winnipeg jet, which should be also the last regularly Season gate of its career. The Flames achieved in this season under McDonalds team guidance not only a further President´s Trophy profit, but took also the Stanley Cup with home, than it the final series (again against Montreal) with 4:2 for itself decided and Lanny McDonald the only gate of this off-season in the crucial play against the Canadiens obtained. After the Stanley Cup victory he explained his glorious career after 16 years in the NHL for terminated. Thus it had obtained both, its first and its last career gate, in the forum of Montreal. For the conclusion of its career it received the King Clancy Memorial Trophy and its leotard number 9 to 1989 became closed as the first and only number from the Flames. In 1.111 plays in the NHL brought it it on 500 gates and altogether 1006 points.
after its player career
Lanny McDonald remained the Flames also after its career as active players. Thus he was appointed in August 1989 the business vice-president of the Flames and held these and similar positions up to the year 2001. 1992 he came into the Hockey resounds to OF Fame and was thus the first player of the Calgary Flames this honour assigns became. In the season 2001/02 he was an implementing councellor for sporty with the Flames and is today for team Canada active. It supports the Special Olympics also in particular . Once he said to it: “Is their faces to see, as if I would obtain again 66 gates.". At the NHL Spielerehrung 2004 Lanny McDonald presented Jarome Iginla, the King Clancy Award for its employment and work for karitative organizations to the today's captain of the Flames.
|1973/74||Toronto Maple Leafs||70||14||16||30||43|
|1974/75||Toronto Maple Leafs||64||17||27||44||86||7||0||0||0||2|
|1975/76||Toronto Maple Leafs||75||37||56||93||70||10||4||4||8||4|
|1976/77||Toronto Maple Leafs||80||46||44||90||77||9||10||7||17||6|
|1977/78||Toronto Maple Leafs||74||47||40||87||54||13||3||4||7||10|
|1978/79||Toronto Maple Leafs||79||43||42||85||32||6||3||2||5||0|
legend for the player statistics:
FR or GP = plays altogether; T or G = obtained gates; A = Assists obtained; Pkt or Pts = obtained Scorerpunkte; SM or PIM = punishing minutes; Min. = played minutes
- 1977 and 1983: Second all star team
- 1983: Bill master clay/tone Memorial Trophy
- 1988: King Clancy Memorial Trophy
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|SHORT DESCRIPTION||of Canadian ice hockey players|
|DATE OF BIRTH||16. February 1953|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Hanna, Alberta|