|Born||February 15, 1958|
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
|Played for|| Buffalo Sabres |
Minnesota North Stars
New York Rangers
St. Louis Blues
Detroit Red Wings
|NHL Draft|| 32nd overall, 1978 |
Anthony Syiid McKegney(born February 15, 1958) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player who played 13 seasons in the National Hockey League from 1978–79 until 1990–91. Tony is the brother of Ian McKegney.
McKegney was drafted 32nd overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1978 NHL Amateur Draft.
McKegney was born in Montreal, but was adopted soon thereafter, and raised by a white family in Sarnia, Ontario. As a teenager he played Jr. 'B' hockey in Sarnia. He was following in the footsteps of his older brother Ian, who had been a star with the Sarnia Legionnaires before moving on to the pros. At age twenty, Tony McKegney signed a contract with the now defunct World Hockey Association’s (WHA) Birmingham Bulls, only to see the owner illegally renege on the deal after fans threatened to boycott the team for having added a black player to its roster.However, the WHA’s loss became the NHL’s gain, as McKegney would go on to score over 300 career goals, including 40 in the 1987-88 season. His total of 78 points in one season would remain the highest ever recorded by a black player until Jarome Iginla's breakout 2001-2002 campaign. He registered nine 20-goal seasons in a career that lasted over 900 games.
After finishing the 1990-91 season with the Chicago Blackhawks, McKegney would spend a season in Italy with HC Varese, as well as three games with the Canadian National Team.
Terry Crisp, who was on the Canadian National Team coaching staff was named the head coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning for their inaugural season in 1992-93, raising McKegney's hopes that he could mount an NHL comeback with the club. He felt that he could be a veteran leader for the expansion club, but he didn't crack the roster and instead played 23 games with the San Diego Gulls in 1992-93 before retiring.
McKegney currently does periodic work on behalf of the Red Wings Alumni Association and the Buffalo Sabres Alumni Hockey Team.
|1984–85||Minnesota North Stars||NHL||27||11||13||24||4||9||8||6||14||0|
|1985–86||Minnesota North Stars||NHL||70||15||25||40||48||5||2||1||3||22|
|1986–87||Minnesota North Stars||NHL||11||2||3||5||16||—||—||—||—||—|
|1986–87||New York Rangers||NHL||64||29||17||46||56||6||0||0||0||12|
|1987–88||St. Louis Blues||NHL||80||40||38||78||82||9||3||6||9||8|
|1988–89||St. Louis Blues||NHL||71||25||17||42||58||3||0||1||1||0|
|1989–90||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||14||2||1||3||8||—||—||—||—||—|
|1992–93||San Diego Gulls||IHL||23||8||5||13||38||3||0||1||1||4|
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