VICE PRESIDENT, HOCKEY OPERATIONS
Al MacIsaac is in his 14th season as a member of the Blackhawks Hockey Operations Department and his fourth as Vice President of Hockey Operations (previously Vice President/Assistant to the President). He previously served as Senior Director of Hockey Administration/Assistant to the President before being named to his current position on Sept. 7, 2010.
A native of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, MacIsaac was the Buffalo Sabres’ 12th-round draft choice in 1987. He attended St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia for four years, where he tallied 112 career points in 91 career college games (54G, 58A) along with 404 penalty minutes. He was selected St. Francis Xavier University Student Male Athlete of the Year in 1991.
After college, he joined the Hampton Roads Admirals as a defenseman for the 1991-92 season and led the team with a +33 plus/minus rating. He represented the Admirals in the 1993 ECHL All-Star Game. During that same season, MacIsaac made appearances with the American Hockey League’s Baltimore Skipjacks and Cape Breton Oilers.
In 1993, MacIsaac joined the Norfolk Admirals front office as the Assistant General Manager. He was named General Manager of Hockey Operations for the Admirals in July 1996. In 1997-98, the Admirals, then the Blackhawks’ minor-league affiliate, won their third ECHL championship. MacIsaac was inducted into the Norfolk Admirals Hall of Fame in 2008, and was named to the ECHL Hall of Fame in 2014.
MacIsaac has won seven titles in his career, including the Blackhawks’ 2010 and 2013 Stanley Cup championships, and three as a player: the Canadian Hockey League Memorial Cup (1986), ECHL Championship (1992) and Calder Cup (1993).
MacIsaac and his wife, Dawn, have three daughters: Madisson, Delaney and Emersyn.