Mustaches in Sports: Part 3
November 5, 2017 | Richard Creeger
For Part 3, and our second to last segment of this series, we take a look at the best two mustaches to ever step foot in a hockey rink. It was tough to only bring it down to only two, but we did. And here they are.
Lanny McDonald was drafted fourth overall in 1973 by the Toronto Maple Leafs and had a very successful 16 year career in the NHL. He played for the Maple Leafs, Colorado Rockies (hockey, not baseball) and the Calgary Flames. He scored 500 goals, had over 1,000 points and was the first player to have his number retired by the Flames but his biggest accomplishment landed on his face: his mustache. While looking at photos of McDonald throughout his career, it’s hard to find one where he doesn’t rock the well established lip fur on his upper lip. During the alumni game in Calgary and his Canada Sports Hall of Fame dinner, he still had his famous mustache on display. This man is a true hero to the game of hockey and to those with a mustache.
Maclean played 11 seasons in the NHL, but as been for famously known for his coaching and front office skills. Maclean started coaching in 1993 with the Peoria Rivermen of the IHL until 1996 when he got back into the NHL as an assistant with the Phoenix Coyotes. Maclean continuously worked his way through the ranks, eventually landing the position of Head Coach of the Ottawa Senators in 2011. He was named the winner of the Jack Adams Award, which is awarded to the top coach in the NHL that year, in 2013. Maclean is currently an assistant with the Anaheim Ducks. While he may not be in charge any more, his mustache will always remain undeniable from the sidelines.