March 3, 1966|
Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||187 lb (85 kg; 13 st 5 lb)|
|Played for||HC Lugano|
|National team||United States|
59th overall, 1985|
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. 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.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|1983–84||University School of Milwaukee||HS-WI||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honorsEdit
- Podnieks, Andrew, ed. (2011). IIHF Guide & Record Book 2012. International Ice Hockey Federation. p. 494. ISBN 978-0-7710-9598-6.
- "Enshrinees". United States Hockey Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 2012-09-04. Retrieved 2012-08-16.
- "ECAC All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
- "Men's Ice Hockey Award Winners" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
- "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
- United States Hockey Hall of Fame bio
- Lane MacDonald career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Lane MacDonald career statistics at EliteProspects.com
|Awards and achievements|
| ECAC Hockey Most Outstanding Player in Tournament
| ECAC Hockey Player of the Year
| Winner of the Hobey Baker Award