22. Lanny McDonald

Taken with the fourth overall pick in the 1973 Draft, Lanny McDonald made the Toronto Maple Leafs that year, and two seasons later, the mustached one was one of the snipers in hockey.

The Right Wing would be on a line with Darryl Sittler, and the two lit up the league.  McDonald was a Second Team All-Star in 1976-77, scoring 46 Goals, which began a four-year streak hitting the 40-Goal plateau.  His most famous goal occurred in the 1978 Playoffs, where he put the puck in the net in the series clincher against the heavily favored New York Islanders.

McDonald would be used as a pawn in the feud between Sittler and Maple Leafs’ owner, Harold Ballard, as he was traded to the Colorado Rockies during the 1979/80 season.  He would later join the Calgary Flames and win the Stanley Cup in 1989, which was McDonald's final season.

With the Maple Leafs, McDonald had 219 of his career 500 Goals.  He was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1992 in his first year of eligibility.  

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Right Wing
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 4th Overall in the NHL Draft 5/15/73.
  • Departed:

    Traded to the Colorado Rockies with Joel Quenneville for Pat Hickey and Wilf Paiement 12/29/79.

  • Games Played: 492
  • Notable Statistics:

    219 Goals
    240 Assists 
    459 Points 
    372 PIM 
    0.96 PPG 
    +88 Plus/Minus
    43.5 Point Shares 
    37 Points in 45 Playoff Games

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Second Team All-Star (1977)
    All-Star (1977 & 1978)
    Most Power Play Goals (1976-77)

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