Hockey Athlete - Inducted 1993
Lanny McDonald went from playing his minor hockey in Hanna to winning the 1989 Stanley Cup as a right-winger and co-captain of the Calgary Flames.
During his junior years, he played for the Lethbridge Sugar Kings of the Alberta Junior Hockey League, and also for the Medicine Hat Tigers of the Western Hockey League where he earned 253 points in 136 games.
His first National Hockey League game was played in October of 1973 as a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs. He played a few seasons for the Colorado Rockies prior to being acquired by the Calgary Flames in 1981.
Lanny McDonald scored over 500 career goals, earned more than 1000 career points, played in over 1000 games, and appeared in four NHL All-Star games during his 16 seasons as a professional hockey player.
He has been awarded the Bill Masterton Trophy, the King Clancy Trophy, and the Budweiser Man of the Year Trophy for his accomplishments. Lanny McDonald's #9 jersey has been retired and now hangs as a tribute to him from the rafters of the Calgary Saddledome.
• Lanny McDonald remained active in hockey. Following his retirement, he served in different capacities with the Calgary Flames, including as a Vice-President. He was the first Calgary Flame to have his #9 Jersey retired A ceremony was held on March 17, 1990.
• Lanny was the general manager of Canada’s 2001 World Championship team. He also served as GM for the 2002 World Championships and was the director of player personnel for the 2004 gold medal championship team.
• Lanny served for nine years on the Hockey Hall of Fame selection committee. Then, in March 2015, he was voted in as chairman of the Hockey Hall of Fame. His role as chair officially began July 1, 2015.
• On July 25, 2015, Lanny was inducted into the Hockey Alberta Hall of Fame.
• Lanny has lent his time, support, and name to many charities including Big Brothers and the Ronald McDonald House. He has been a long-time supporter of the Special Olympics.
• Lanny McDonald was inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame on November 9, 2017.