Reston Rec Plex is pleased to present a Retro Jersey Sports Dinner, featuring Hockey Hall of Famer: Lanny McDonald on Friday, March 20 in the RES Centre. There will be a live auction, raffle, NHL Playoff Calcutta and more. Cocktails start the evening off at 5:30 p.m. with a Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $75, which includes 2 drink tickets and available now at the PAREC office. Don’t forget to join in the fun by wearing your own retro hockey jersey.
A true Canadian Hockey Legend, Lanny McDonald amassed 500 career goals and over 1000 career points over a 16-year Hall of Fame NHL career while playing for 3 NHL franchises including the Toronto Maple Leafs, Colorado Rockies, and the Calgary Flames. He was drafted 4th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1973 and played 7 years there before parts of 3 seasons in Colorado and his final 8 seasons in Calgary. In 1989, his final season, he capped off his memorable career by captaining the Calgary Flames to a Stanley Cup championship. McDonald is among the most popular players in Flames history and his personality and bushy red moustache made him an iconic figure within the sport. McDonald won the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy for dedication and sportsmanship in 1983 and in 1988 was named the inaugural winner of the King Clancy Memorial Trophy for his leadership and humanitarian presence, in particular through his long association with the Special Olympics. Internationally, McDonald represented Team Canada as a player on two occasions and in a management role three times. He was director of player personnel of Canada's 2004 World Championship winning team. The Flames retired McDonald's uniform number 9 in 1990. McDonald was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1992, the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame in 1993 and Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 2017. In 2015, he was named chairman of the board of the Hockey Hall of Fame, after serving nine years on the Hall's selection committee.