Lane MacDermid Retires


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Lane MacDermid was a 2009 draft pick by the Boston Bruins. He played 8 games with the club before being traded to the Dallas Stars.

From there, he came to Calgary. After acquiring Lane MacDermid back in November 2013, the Calgary Flames sent him down to the AHL Abbotsford Heat. At 6’3″ and 205 lbs, he added bulk to the Flames AHL affiliate team. He played one game for the Flames and was then sent back down to Abbotsford.

Recently, MacDermid was suspended from playing in the AHL after he neglected to show up for the Heat after the AHL All-Star break. Now, a few days later, it has been reported by and that MacDermid has decided to retire. His reason, as quoted, was his loss of “passion to play.”

Hockey life is hard. It’s even harder for a grinder. To lose passion for a game that means so much to so many has got to be tough to deal with, especially when you have hockey roots (Lane’s father is Paul MacDermid, who played for Washington, Hartford, Quebec, and Winnipeg in the NHL). But these players show us the realistic side of hockey – that there really are more important things in life than a game.

Good luck, Lane, in whatever you choose to do in life. Thank you for you time with the Flames, and I wish you all the best!