Accession number: 2009.07.01
Date: 1982 – 1983
Measurements: 3 cm L x 25 cm W x 154 cm H
Marks/Label: Printed on both sides of shaft in black: P.M.P 5000 Top Team Sher-wood Fabrique au/ Made in / Canada
Printed on the front of the shaft in black: Droitier 6 R.H. P.M.P. 5000 Ash/Frene Sher-wood Fait a / la main par/by Drolet
Narrative: This stick was used by Allan ‘Al’ MacInnis while playing in the Canadian Hockey League’s Memorial Cup in 1982 with the Kitchener Rangers.
Born July 11, 1963, MacInnis was raised in Port Hood, Nova Scotia. He perfected his signature slapshot against his father’s barn using pucks he had collected from the local rink. MacInnis went on to play in the OHL and in 1981 was the fifteenth overall draft pick by the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League. In 1983, he was awarded the Max Kaminsky Trophy as the most outstanding defenseman in the OHL.
His NHL career started off strong and he participated in the NHL All-Star Game in 1985 at just twenty-one years of age and went on to play in fourteen more All-Star Games throughout his career. During the 1986 NHL playoffs he led the league in assists and in 1989 won the most prized possession in hockey, the Stanley Cup, with the Calgary Flames. That year he was also awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy in recognition of his outstanding performance during the playoffs with thirty-one points in twenty-two games making him the first NHL defenseman to record more points than anyone else. MacInnis has also represented Canada as part of the 1990 World Championships, 1991 Canada Cup Championships in which Canada won gold, 1998 Winter Olympic Team, and the 2002 Gold Medal Olympic Team. MacInnis was the first Nova Scotian to win gold at a Winter Olympics. The St. Louis Blues retired MacInnis’ Jersey in 2006 and he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2007. MacInnis has also done a lot for his local community of Port Hood by contributing time and money to the renovations of the local rink. He was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame in 2008.
Description: A hockey stick with tape on blade and top of shaft. Printing and signatures on shaft. Used by Al MacInnis when he played for the Kitchener Rangers in the 1982-1983 season.