Throwback Thursday: This week in 1994, Al MacInnis becomes first Calgary Flames player to score 800 points
By Zach Laing1 year ago
Welcome back to another edition of Throwback Thursday!
This week in 1994 (Feb. 12), defenceman Al MacInnis became the first player in Calgary Flames history to score 800 points as a member of the organization.
It came in a 3-2 win for the Flames over the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs. The point, an assist, came on Joe Nieuwendyk’s third-period goal to tie the game. MacInnis only scored 22 more points in his career with the Flames before he had been dealt to the St. Louis Blues.
All in all, MacInnis totalled 213 goals and 822 points in 803 games.
MacInnis’ time with Calgary came to an end on July 4, 1994 when alongside the club 4th round pick in 1997, he was sent to the St. Louis Blues for Phil Housley and second-round picks in 1996 and 1997.
Calgary selected Steve Begin and John Tripp with those choices, respectively.
Since MacInnis left the Flames, only two players had passed him on the scoring list: Theo Fleury (830 points) and Jarome Iginla (1095 points).
Zach Laing is the Nation Network’s news director and senior columnist. He can be followed on Twitter at @zjlaing, or reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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