Lanny McDonald (born 1953) is a former professional ice hockey player
for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Colorado Rockies and Calgary Flames of the
National Hockey League (NHL). He played over 1,100 games during a
16-year career, scoring exactly 500 goals and over 1,000 points. His
total of 66 goals in 1982–83 remains the Flames' franchise record.
McDonald established himself as an offensive forward with three
consecutive 40-goal seasons in Toronto in the mid-1970s. He played parts
of three seasons in Denver before he was sent to Calgary in 1981 where
he spent the remainder of his career. He co-captained the Flames to a
Stanley Cup championship in his final season of 1988–89. McDonald won
the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy for dedication and sportsmanship in
1983 and in 1988 was named the inaugural winner of the King Clancy
Memorial Trophy for his leadership and humanitarian presence, in
particular through his long association with the Special Olympics.
Internationally, he represented Team Canada as a player on two occasions
and in a management role three times. McDonald was inducted into the
Hockey Hall of Fame in 1992 and the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame in 1993.
The Flames retired his uniform number 9 in 1990.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lanny_McDonald>
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