Al MacInnis
Al MacInnis would go down in NHL history as one of the top offensively skilled Defencemen of all time. He is one of the few of that position to hit the magical 100 point mark in a season and his career total of 1,274 was very impressive. He won the Norris Trophy in 1999 and was a seven time NHL All Star selection. MacInnis actually had the hockey eyes of Alberta on him (no easy task during the Gretzky years) when he led the Calgary Flames to a Stanley Cup in 1989 and won the coveted Conn Smythe Trophy for his post season play.

Although he was the possessor of all those accolades, he was best known for being the owner of the hardest shot in the NHL. It instilled fear throughout the league and heaven help anyone who got in its way. MacInnis would enter the Hockey Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Port Hood, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Elected In: Monday, 01 January 2007
  • Position: Defence
  • Played For: Calgary Flames, St. Louis Blues
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Norris Trophy (1) (1999)
    Conn Smythe Trophy (1) (1989)
    First Team All Star (4) (1990, 1991, 1999 & 2003)
    Second Team All Star (3) (1987, 1989 & 1994)
    All Star Games (12) (1985, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 & 2003)
    Stanley Cup Rings (1) (Calgary Flames 1989)

Should Al MacInnis be in the Hall of Fame?

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