Beyond Tomorrow: MacInnis impressing with hard work
The first thing that most people notice about Ryan MacInnis is his size. Even just having turned 17 years old a couple of weeks ago, MacInnis already stands 6’3” and weighs 174 pounds. His size is imposing, even on a U.S. National Team Development Program team that is peppered with big bodies.
The next thing that most people notice is the name on the back of his sweater. If the name looks familiar to hockey fans, it is because Ryan’s father is the Hockey Hall of Fame defenseman Al MacInnis, whose booming slapshot earned him renown and respect around the league, and whose 23-year NHL career was full of accolades, including a Norris Trophy as the NHL’s top defenseman, a Conn Smythe Trophy (playoff MVP), four NHL All-Star Game appearances and a Stanley Cup.… read more