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Encyclopedia > Al MacNeil

Al MacNeil (b. November 17, 1935 in Sydney, Nova Scotia) played parts of eleven seasons as a rugged defenseman with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Black Hawks, New York Rangers and Pittsburg Penguins. Upon retiring as a player Al turned to coaching, where he won three Calder Cup Championships in six years with the American Hockey League Nova Scotia Voyageurs. In 1971 Al was a mid season replacement as Head Coach for the National Hockey League Montreal Canadiens and guided the team a Stanley Cup championship. During the '71 playoffs, he got into several incidents with Henri Richard, Henri was a highly admired and respected player on the team, so MacNeil stepped down as coach, but stayed within the Canadiens organization. In 1979, he took over the Atlanta Flames, just before the team moved to Calgary. He would last three seasons as head coach of the Calgary Flames before moving into a number of management related capacities within the Flames organization. Al retired in 2005 after being involved in professional hockey for close to 50 years as a player, coach, assistant manager and director of hockey operations. 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Sydney, Nove Scotia, on Cape Breton Island Sydney is a community and former city in Nova Scotia, Canada, and is located on its namesake harbour. ... The AHL prize. ... This logo is being used to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the AHLs founding. ... The Nova Scotia Voyaguers were an ice hockey team that played in the American Hockey League, from 1971 to 1984. ... The modernized NHL shield logo, debuting in 2005. ... The Montreal Canadiens are the oldest established National Hockey League franchise, and one of the most successful in all of North American sports history. ... The Stanley Cup on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame. ... Joseph Henri Richard (born February 29, 1936 in Montreal, Quebec) is a former professional ice hockey player who played centre with the Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1955 to 1975. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... The Atlanta Flames were a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in Atlanta, Georgia from 1972 to 1980. ... The Calgary Flames are a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in Calgary, Alberta. ...

Preceded by:
Claude Ruel
Canadiens Head Coaches
1970–1971
Succeeded by:
Scotty Bowman

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CNNSI.com - Hockey - Flames fire coach Gilbert after slow start - Wednesday December 04, 2002 12:50 AM (659 words)
Al MacNeil won his first game as interim coach for Calgary when the Flames got goals from Craig Conroy and Oleg Saprykin in a 2-1 victory over the Avalanche on Tuesday night.
MacNeil, who played for five teams in 10 NHL seasons during the 1960s, is in his 23rd year with the organization.
MacNeil won the Stanley Cup as Montreal's coach in 1971, his first in the league, and has a 134-108-53 record in four seasons.
CBC News: Sunday (1958 words)
MacNeil: And nowhere is that more accurate than in the insurgency that has come up.
MacNeil: And you were picked by Paul Bremer to be Mayor.
MacNeil: And you were born, raised and educated in Baghdad.
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