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Craig MacTavish

Born:August 15, 1958Draft:1978 Bruins 153rd Overall
Hometown:London, OntarioPosition:Center
Known For:Last Player Not To Wear a HelmetShoots:Left
National Team:N/ACurrent Team:Lausanne HC (Head Coach)

Craig MacTavish (born August 15, 1958) is a Canadian professional ice hockey executive and former player. He played center for 17 seasons in the National Hockey League with the Boston BruinsEdmonton OilersNew York RangersPhiladelphia Flyers and St. Louis Blues, winning the Stanley Cup four times (1987, 1988, 1990, 1994). He was the last NHL player not to wear a helmet during games.

MacTavish later coached the Oilers from 2000 to 2009 and also served as assistant coach with the Rangers and Oilers. He last coached Team Canada at the 2019 Spengler Cup, after a short stint with Russian team Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the KHL. He is currently the head coach of Lausanne HC.

Craig MacTavish
Former General Manager Craig MacTavish speaks about the state of the Edmonton Oilers, December 5, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)

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  • NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player (1979)
  • Stanley Cup Winner (1987, 1988, 1990, 1994)
  • NHL All-Star Game (1996)