Lanny McDonald

From the farmlands of Hanna, Alberta, Lanny McDonald attained induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1992. He is synonymous with hockey – and for his Yosemite Sam mustache! Selected fourth overall from the Medicine Hat Tigers by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1973, McDonald wore No. 7 and recorded 219 goals, 459 points in 477 regular-season games with the Leafs from 1973 until December 29, 1979. Alongside Darryl Sittler, McDonald was a huge factor in rejuvenating the Leafs. His trade to the Colorado Rockies is one of the most unpopular deals in Leafs’ history. McDonald had three consecutive 40-plus goal seasons for the Leafs and in 1978 his Game 7 OT goal on Long Island sent the Leafs to the Stanley Cup semi-finals. After producing 66 goals and 141 points in 142 games with the struggling Rockies, McDonald was obtained by Cliff Fletcher and the Flames on November 25, 1981. Retaining the No. 9 he’d worn in Colorado, McDonald eventually had that jersey number retired by the Flames where he notched 215 goals (including a club-record 66 in 1982-83) and 406 points in 494 regular-season games. A tremendous leader, he co-captained the Flames from 1982 to ’89. McDonald had a dream final NHL season that included his 500th goal, 1,000th point and hoisting the Stanley Cup. He even wired a patented laser for a goal in the Cup-deciding game on May 25, 1989 at the Montreal Forum. On March 25, 2015, McDonald was named Chair of the Board for the Hockey Hall of Fame.