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Tony McKegney
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Born February 15, 1958 (1958-02-15) (age 61)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Height 6 ft 01 in (1.85 m)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
Played for Buffalo Sabres
Quebec Nordiques
Minnesota North Stars
New York Rangers
St. Louis Blues
Detroit Red Wings
Chicago Blackhawks
Varese HC
National team Flag of Canada.svg Canada
NHL Draft 38th overall, 1978
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 1978–1991

Tony McKegney (born Anthony Syiid McKegney on February 15, 1958) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player, who played in the NHL for 13 seasons from 1978–79 until 1990–91.

Playing CareerEdit

Tony was drafted 32nd overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1978 NHL Amateur Draft.

As a teenager, he played for Jr. 'B' hockey in Sarnia. He was following in the footsteps of his older brother Ian McKegney (who had been a star with the Sarnia Legionnaires before moving on to the pros).

At the age of 20, Tony signed a contract with the now defunct World Hockey Association’s (WHA) team in Birmingham, Alabama only to see the owner illegally renege on the deal after fans threatened to boycott the team for having added a black player to its roster.

Tony played for the Buffalo Sabres for 5 years until June 8, 1983 when he was traded to the Quebec Nordiques along with Andre Savard, Jean-Francois Sauve and Buffalo's third-round choice in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for Real Cloutier and Quebec's first-round pick in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft.

During his first stint in Quebec, he played for the team until December 14, 1984 when he was traded to the Minnesota North Stars along with Bo Berglund in exchange for Brad Maxwell and Brent Ashton.

While in Minnesota, Tony played for the organization for 3 years until November 13, 1986 when he was traded to the New York Rangers along with Curt Giles and Minnesota's second-round pick in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for Bob Brooke and Minnesota's fourth-round choice in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft.

After playing in 64 games for the Rangers, Tony was traded to the St. Louis Blues on May 28, 1987 along with Rob Whistle in exchange for Bruce Bell and future considerations. He played in St. Louis for two years.

On June 15, 1989, Tony was traded to the Detroit Red Wings along with Bernie Federko in exchange for Adam Oates and Paul MacLean. He played in Detroit for only 14 games before being traded back to the Quebec Nordiques on December 4, 1989 in exchange for Robert Picard and Greg Adams.

In Tony's second stint in Quebec, he played in 98 games for the team until January 29, 1991 when he was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Jacques Cloutier.

After completing the 1990-91 season with the Chicago Blackhawks, Tony would spend a season in Italy with HC Varese as well as three games with the Canadian National Team. He would play 23 games with the San Diego Gulls in 1992-93 before retiring.

Post-Playing CareerEdit

Tony currently does periodic work on behalf of the Red Wings Alumni Association and the Buffalo Sabres Alumni Hockey Team.

Career StatisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1974–75 Kingston Canadians OMJHL 52 27 48 75 36
1975–76 Kingston Canadians OMJHL 65 24 56 80 20
1976–77 Kingston Canadians OMJHL 66 58 77 135 30
1977–78 Kingston Canadians OMJHL 55 43 49 92 19
1978–79 Hershey Bears AHL 24 21 18 39 4 1 0 0 0 0
1978–79 Buffalo Sabres NHL 52 8 14 22 10 2 0 1 1 0
1979–80 Buffalo Sabres NHL 80 23 29 52 24 14 3 4 7 2
1980–81 Buffalo Sabres NHL 80 37 32 69 24 8 5 3 8 2
1981–82 Buffalo Sabres NHL 73 23 29 52 41 4 0 0 0 2
1982–83 Buffalo Sabres NHL 78 36 37 73 18 10 3 1 4 4
1983–84 Quebec Nordiques NHL 75 24 27 51 23 7 0 0 0 0
1984–85 Quebec Nordiques NHL 30 12 9 21 12
1984–85 Minnesota North Stars NHL 27 11 13 24 4 9 8 6 14 0
1985–86 Minnesota North Stars NHL 70 15 25 40 48 5 2 1 3 22
1986–87 Minnesota North Stars NHL 11 2 3 5 16
1986–87 New York Rangers NHL 64 29 17 46 56 6 0 0 0 12
1987–88 St. Louis Blues NHL 80 40 38 78 82 9 3 6 9 8
1988–89 St. Louis Blues NHL 71 25 17 42 58 3 0 1 1 0
1989–90 Detroit Red Wings NHL 14 2 1 3 8
1989–90 Quebec Nordiques NHL 48 16 11 27 45
1990–91 Quebec Nordiques NHL 50 17 16 33 44
1990–91 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 9 0 1 1 4 2 0 0 0 4
1991–92 Varese HC ITL 16 15 13 28 70 6 8 2 10 12
1991–92 Varese HC Alpenliga 17 18 14 32 55 0 0 0 0 0
1992–92 San Diego Gulls IHL 23 8 5 13 38 3 0 1 1 4
NHL totals 912 320 319 639 517 79 24 23 47 56

AccoladesEdit

  • OMJHL First All-Star Team (1977)
  • OMJHL Second All-Star Team (1978)

Personal LifeEdit

Tony was adopted by the McKegney family when he was an infant.

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