FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: THURSDAY, APRIL 1ST, 2021
CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – Pownal Minor Hockey product and 2001 NHL draft pick of the Detroit Red Wings (RD 4, 121st Overall), Drew MacIntyre announced his retirement from professional hockey today. The accomplished Goaltender from Stratford, PEI makes the decision coming off of a 2020-21 Asia League Championship win with the Oji Eagles.
MacIntyre represented Hockey PEI at the High Performance Program level including the 1999 Canada Games in Cornerbrook where they would finish 5th overall. Nationally, MacIntyre would represent Hockey Canada at the U17 (2000), U18 (2001) and Spengler Cup (2015,16,17) competitions. He would win gold 3 times wearing the Team Canada jersey, once at the U18 level and twice at the Spengler Cup.
“I am just so grateful for this journey that me and my girls have been on. It was one that I can look back on and know that I gave it absolutely everything I had. That doesn’t mean that I handled everything perfectly by any means but I know that I gave it my all that’s for sure. I just couldn’t be more grateful for the ups and the downs, the experiences and the lessons learned that have shaped me into the man, husband, and father that I am today. Thank you PEI for supporting me every step of the way!” – Drew MacIntyre
As the most decorated goaltender to come from PEI, MacIntyre played in 9 leagues following his minor hockey days, including the NHL, KHL, AHL, OJHL, QMJHL, ECHL,
Career Highlights for MacIntyre include some memorable accolades including being named to the second-team all-star in the American Hockey League twice, is in the top 10 all-time AHL wins as a goaltender and scored an AHL Goal during his time between the pipes. In terms of the National Hockey League, MacIntyre spent time in the Vancouver Canucks, Atlanta Thrashers, Buffalo Sabres, Toronto Maple Leafs and Carolina Hurricanes systems.
MacIntyre currently resides in Charlottetown with his wife Karen and children Mullen and Sallie who both play Minor Hockey on PEI. He is also the proud business owner of State of Mind Goaltending by Drew MacIntyre and is an active Hockey PEI High Performance Program staff member.
Hockey PEI would like to congratulate Drew on an amazing and impressive career, and wishes him all the best with his future endeavours!
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