Lanny McDonald, Bad Helmets, and Colorado

1981-82 Topps - Lanny McDonald
1981-82 Topps – Lanny McDonald

Lanny McDonald played 142 games in one full season and parts of two others for the Colorado Rockies, scoring 66 goals and 75 assists for 141 points.  However, for most people, it’s an easy part of his career to forget, stuck between some tumultuous years in Toronto with Harold Ballard and Punch Imlach, and eight seasons and a Stanley Cup back home in Alberta with the Calgary Flames.

Two things that were consistent for him throughout his career were his trademark moustache, which you’ve heard all about.  It’s an incredible legend.  He also wore a pretty ugly helmet, which, interestingly enough, he wore every game of his NHL career except the first.  There, now you’ve learned something.

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