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Don McKenney (born April 30, 1934, Smiths Falls, Ontario) is a retired Canadian ice hockey forward.

Noted to be one of the smoothest and classiest players ever to play the game, Donald Hamilton Mckenney began his career with the Memorial Cup-winning Barrie Flyers, the Boston Bruins OHA affiliate and stepping-stone for several future Bruins stars of the 1950s. Tall and rangy Don McKenney started his NHL career with the Boston Bruins in 1954. While with the Bruins, he won the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy in 1960 as the player voted to have shown the best sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with performance in play. Don McKenney initially centered wingers Leo Labine and Real Chevrefils during the 1954-55 season, and again in 1956-57, with great aplomb. McKenney, along with later linemate Fleming Mackell, led the 1957–58 NHL playoffs in scoring. The 1959–60 season saw Don McKenney lead the NHL in assists with 49. Known as a stylish and elegant playmaker, he was, along with the Uke Line, an integral part of the Bruins powerful offense of the late 1950s, leading the Bruins in scoring for 3 seasons and appearing in 7 All Star games. Don Mckenney became Captain of the Boston Bruins in 1961. Don McKenney also played for the New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings, and St. Louis Blues. Don Mckenney played a pivotal role in Toronto's Stanley Cup win in 1964.


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Preceded by
Alex Delvecchio
Winner of the Lady Byng Trophy
Succeeded by
Red Kelly
Preceded by
Fernie Flaman
Boston Bruins captains
Succeeded by
Leo Boivin


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