Lanny McDonald

Lanny McDonald

Calgary, Alberta
Stanley Cup & Olympic Champion, Philanthropist and Leadership Expert
Lanny McDonald is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Colorado Rockies & Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League. Lanny McDonald eclipsed the 80-point mark in 6 seasons and was an 8x 30-goal scorer as well, retiring with 500 goals and 506 assists after winning his first Stanley Cup in 1989. Lanny is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame and has served on its executive committee.
  • Leadership
  • Mental Health
  • Peak Performance
  • Personal Growth
  • Teamwork
  • Athletes & Sports
  • Conference
  • Finance & Insurance
  • Funny & Comedy
  • Inspirational
  • Motivation
  • Philanthropy & Giving Back


Lanny McDonald is best known for his outstanding sixteen-year hockey career and is not only an exceptional athlete, but is also a dedicated family man, community leader, philanthropist, and successful businessman. He has addressed countless groups, corporations and professional associations on the topic of leadership, since his retirement. Every group loves him and he leaves behind an indelible message of hope, goodwill and good cheer.

Lanny McDonald–best known for his outstanding sixteen-year hockey career with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Colorado Rockies, and the Calgary Flames–is not only an exceptional athlete, but is also a community leader, philanthropist, and successful businessman who speaks with passion about the leadership lessons he’s learned both on and off the ice. McDonald has been recognized as a leader throughout his career. He was honoured as a Chief of the Blood Indian Tribe in 1983, was the inaugural recipient of the King Clancy Memorial award in 1988, was honoured as the NHL’s Man of the Year in 1989, and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1992. In 2015, McDonald was named as the Chairman of the Board of the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Lanny McDonald’s number ‘9’ became the first number to be retired by the Flames organization, in recognition of his contribution and dedication to the game and of hockey, and commitment to his community. He remained with the Flames in a management capacity for several years, also became involved in Team Canada, and was instrumental in the 2001 World Championship entry and the 2002 gold medal-winning Olympic squad. During and following his hockey career, McDonald was proud of his involvement in many charities. The dearest to his heart was and will always be the Special Olympics, of which he has been a part of since 1973. Lanny McDonald now enjoys business outside the game of hockey.



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leadership lessons from a canadian hockey icon

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  • Lanny McDonald has certainly merited the iconic image of a leader throughout his career. Having led the Calgary Flames to a Stanley cup win in 1989 is just the beginning. Let Lanny explain to you the responsibilities of being a hockey hero. He has contributed to many charities and non-profits all his life. He has lessons for us all on how to lead a group to success. Leading by example, character, integrity, hard work, and good humour all play an important role in being a leader today.

Lanny McDonald travels from Calgary, Alberta & delivers customized and tailored keynote speeches, presentations, workshops and training sessions. on the topics enlisted below. These services are designed for a variety of audiences, industries, and event types and event formats.


Thank you Lanny for your inspirational messages and stories as our Guest speaker at Bayer Invigor’s 20yr anniversary.

Will Van Roessel

Specialty Seeds

If you want to be good inside and outside the rink, Mac’s a good guy to pattern yourself after. He’s first-class all the way.

Jim Peplinski

We’re lucky to have our Jumpstart advocates like you to help share Jumpstart’s mission.

Jumpstart Canada

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