Athlete Profile

Al MacInnis
Born: Inverness, N.S.
DOB: July 11, 1963 (38). Height: 6-2, Weight: 209. Shoots: Right. NHL team: St. Louis Blues.
International history: Played for Canada in 1998 Winter Olympics. Won a gold medal with 1991 Canada Cup team. Made the 1996 Canada Cup team, but couldn't play because of injury. Represented Canada at 1990 world championships.
What he brings: Perennially wins the hardest slap shot contest at the NHL all-star game, MacInnis may be the best power-play quarterback in the NHL. Over time, gradually developed a defensive presence and now represents one of the most complete defencemen in the game.
Career highlights: Won Conn Smythe trophy as playoff MVP in Flames' 1989 Stanley Cup championship. Selected to play in 12 NHL all-star games between 1985 and 2001. Named to the first all-star team three times and the second all-star team three times. Won the 1999 Norris trophy as the NHL's best defenceman.