Lanny McDonald - 1984 O-Pee-Chee

Lanny King McDonald (February 16, 1953-) is the only member of the NHL to be inducted into the International Mustache Hall of Fame (2015), though over the years, the league has been rich with impressive and uniquely hockey facial hair. Oh, by the way, he was also inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as well in 1992. Though the soup strainer wouldn’t appear until much later, Lanny McDonald put together a Hall of Fame career that began with the Lethbridge Sugar Kings Junior A squad. He moved on to the Calgary Centennials at 17 and then played two seasons for the Medicine Hat Tigers, leading them to the Ed Chynoweth Cup championship in 1973. The Toronto Maple Leafs then drafted Lanny with the fourth overall pick of the 1973 NHL Entry Draft, after he made it very clear that he would refuse to play for the Vancouver Canucks, who were very interested in him, and choose to play in the opposing World Hockey Association (WHA) instead. The Cleveland Crusaders nevertheless, took him 10th overall in the 1973 WHA Draft. McDonald struggled in his first two years in Toronto notching only 14 and 17 goals, respectively, nearly resulting in a trade, but he found his scoring touch in his third season and tallied 37, 46, 47 and 43 goals in subsequent years. In 1976-77, he led the NHL with 16 power play goals and earned his first of four trips to the NHL All-Star Game. In 1979, Lanny was traded to the Colorado Rockies and spent 2-1/2 years (1979-1981) in the Mile High City before heading back north of the border when he was traded to the Calgary Flames, where he would finish his career (1981-1989). From 1976 to 1984, McDonald scored 30 goals or more each year, culminating in his 1982-83 season when he collected 66 goals, second only to Edmonton Oiler Wayne Gretzky’s 71. In 1989, Lanny helped lead the Flames the first (and only) Stanley Cup championship in franchise history alongside fellow Hall of Famers Doug Gilmour and Al MacInnis. Lanny McDonald retired shortly after that championship season having amassed exactly 500 goals and 506 assists for 1,006 points and a +41 plus/minus rating in 1,111 career NHL games. Lanny McDonald was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1992.


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04/10/2018 $20 10 382415103684 eBay 4_sharp_corners Buy It Now 27684049