Lane MacDonald

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Lane MacDonald
Born (1966-03-03) March 3, 1966 (age 52)
Tulsa, OK, USA
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 187 lb (85 kg; 13 st 5 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for HC Lugano
National team  United States
NHL Draft 59th overall, 1985
Calgary Flames
Playing career 1986–1990

Bradley Lane MacDonald (born March 3, 1966 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is a retired ice hockey player. Born in Tulsa as the son of former NHL player Lowell MacDonald, Lane was a prep star at the University School of Milwaukee, and grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Drafted by the Calgary Flames, MacDonald chose to attend Harvard University, where he graduated with four school scoring records (including career goals), and ranking in the top five in 11 different statistical categories; he studied philosophy under the tutelage of Alexander George. He was twice named a first-team All-American.

MacDonald was a member of the bronze-medal winning American team at the 1986 World Junior Hockey Championship.[1] He took a year off from Harvard in 1987-88 to play member of the United States' 1988 Winter Olympics team in Calgary. MacDonald would return to Harvard as team captain to win the 1989 Hobey Baker Award, given to the top collegiate ice hockey player, while at Harvard University, and leading the Crimson to the NCAA Championship. After college he played for HC Lugano is the Swiss League before recurring migraine headaches forced him to retire. He attempted a brief comeback with the 1992 US Hockey team in preparation for Albertville Olympics, but left competitive hockey for good prior to the Winter Games. He then went to Stanford Business School and is now a General Partner in a Boston area private equity firm, where he lives with his wife and three children.

He was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 2005.[2]

Career statistics


    Regular season
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM
1984–85 Harvard Crimson NCAA 32 21 31 52 30
1985-86 Harvard Crimson NCAA 30 22 24 46 45
1986-87 Harvard Crimson NCAA 34 37 30 67 26
1987-88 Did not play.
1988-89 Harvard Crimson NCAA 32 31 29 60 42
NCAA totals 128 111 114 225 143


Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
1986 USA WJC 7 1 5 6 0
1987 USA WC 2 0 0 0 0
1988 Oly Oly 6 6 1 7 4
Senior totals 8 6 1 7 4

Awards and honors

Award Year
All-ECAC Hockey First Team 1986–87
AHCA East First-Team All-American 1986–87
All-ECAC Hockey First Team 1988–89
AHCA East First-Team All-American 1988–89
ECAC Hockey All-Tournament Team 1989
All-NCAA All-Tournament Team 1989 [3]


  1. Podnieks, Andrew, ed. (2011). IIHF Guide & Record Book 2012. International Ice Hockey Federation. p. 494. ISBN 978-0-7710-9598-6.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Enshrinees". United States Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2012-08-16.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-06-19.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Pete Lappin
ECAC Hockey Player of the Year
Succeeded by
Dave Gagnon
Preceded by
Robb Stauber
Winner of the Hobey Baker Award
Succeeded by
Kip Miller