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TORONTO (March 25, 2015) – Jim Gregory, Vice-Chair of the Hockey Hall of Fame, announced today that one of hockey’s most renowned team leaders, Lanny McDonald, will become the next Chair of the Board effective July 1, 2015. This appointment to fill the vacancy left by the untimely passing of Pat Quinn on November 23, 2014, was confirmed at the Board of Directors meeting held this morning in Toronto with the effective date to occur following McDonald’s final meeting as a member of the Selection Committee in June.
“I was playing in Toronto and Gordie was playing in Hartford with the two boys (sons Marty and Mark).” The boys told me beforehand ‘be careful because Gordie kind of runs things out there.’ I run Mark into the corner, knock him down and am heading back up the ice feeling pretty good about myself. All of a sudden ‘bam!’ Gordie drops me with an elbow and says, ‘don’t ever do that again. And I never did.”
-Lanny McDonald, retired NHL player. Via Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun at the Sudbury Star.
Today’s three cheers (an all-goalie edition!) for those who deserve as much from their performances of a night ago:
***Cheers to Edmonton’s Nikolai Khabibulin, who turned aside 26 Florida shots in the Oilers 3-2 win over the Panthers, for his second win in as many outings on the young season. After off-ice woes and injury problems recently, Khabibulin’s solid start to 2010-11 is a great sign for both he and a young and exciting Oilers club. If he can return to form and stay healthy, the many pundits who automatically tabbed Edmonton for the Western Conference cellar will end up looking awfully silly come season’s end.
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From Allan Maki at the Globe & Mail hockey blog,
Lanny McDonald graduated Tuesday.
After a lengthy and productive NHL career, and another as a businessman and Special Olympics advocate, McDonald took part in the University of Calgary 2008 convocation exercise and received an honorary doctor of laws degree.
Technically, that makes the former Calgary Flames’ forward Dr. Lanny King McDonald. But to hockey fans he’ll always be the guy with the Yosemite Sam mustache who won the Stanley Cup in his final NHL game.