Probably one of the quietest and best leaders I ever had was Al MacInnis. So unassuming, he just went about his thing, very, very professionally.
"Terrance Arthur Crisp" is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey Centre (ice hockey)/centre who played 10 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Boston Bruins, St. Louis Blues, New York Islanders and Philadelphia Flyers and who coached for 11 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Philadelphia Flyers, Calgary Flames and Tampa Bay Lightning. He currently is a radio and TV broadcaster for the Nashville Predators.
Crisp was a member of two Stanley Cup championship teams with the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1970s, and later coached the Calgary Flames to the title in 1988-89 Calgary Flames season/1989.More Terry Crisp on Wikipedia.
You can get an assist and have touched the (puck) way back in the middle of nowhere and done nothing.
We had the best power play in the league. Our wizardry was giving Al the puck.
You could go into the Boston rink and guys would get assists sitting on the bench. They'd throw them out like candy. ... Now it's more precise. Now they video it and replay it. I think the players too say, 'I didn't touch that' or 'It was his.' Because a lot of times you can't tell if it ticks a stick or just goes by.