February 25, 2014

Report: Former Bruin Lane MacDermid retiring at 24

By Jesse Connolly

Lane MacDermid appeared in just one NHL game after being acquired by the Flames from Dallas on Nov. 22. (Getty Images)

After not reporting to Abbotsford and subsequently being suspended by the Flames last week, Lane MacDermid has reportedly decided he won't be playing hockey anywhere any longer.

Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 tweeted Tuesday that the 24-year-old winger has informed Calgary that he will be filing his retirement papers. 

"The Lane MacDermid situation got a little clearer," Steinberg tweeted. "He's officially filed his retirement papers, according to (Flames' special assistant to the GM) Craig Conroy."

MacDermid was born in Hartford, Conn., during his father Paul's stint with the Whalers. He was selected 112th overall by Boston in 2009. The 6-foot-3 winger spent parts of four seasons in the Bruins' organization.

After playing in eight NHL games between the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons for Boston, MacDermid was dealt prior to the 2013 trade deadline, along with Cody Payne and a first-round pick, to Dallas for Jaromir Jagr.

MacDermid got off to a stellar start with the Stars. Known primarily as a hard-hitting fighter, he scored his first -- and only -- two NHL goals in his first two games in Dallas. 

After appearing in just six games for the Stars in 2013-14, he was shipped to Calgary in exchange for a sixth-round pick in 2014. MacDermid appeared in one game for the Flames, which included a fight against Cody McLeod of the Avalanche. 

While with the Flames' AHL affiliate, the Heat, he had 1-1-2 totals and 24 penalty minutes in 25 contests. 

Steinberg tweeted that Conroy said MacDermid has "lost his passion to play." 

In 21 career NHL games, MacDermid had 2-2-4 totals and 26 penalty minutes. In the AHL, he had 46 points and 513 penalty minutes in 249 contests.

Twitter: @JesseNEHJ
Email: jconnolly@hockeyjournal.com