Lane MacDermid, LW
August 25, 1989
Boston's 3rd choice, 112th overall (fourth round) in 2009 Draft
Signing status: Signed through 2012
Physical: Big, strong, physical winger with good bloodlines; his father, Paul, played nearly 700 NHL games for the Hartford Whalers, Winnipeg Jets, Washington Capitals and Quebec Nordiques. Average skater; worked hard on his initial burst and agility between first and second seasons and it showed during the rookie games against the Islanders a year ago in September. Has a pretty big shot that is underrated, but his overall hockey skills are limited., Physicality and fighting are strengths are what could get him to the NHL as an enforcer. He goes out and hits everything in sight. Relishes the fighting aspect of the game and is developing into a feared pugilist in the minors. Went from five points as an AHL rookie two years ago (two goals) to 19 (seven goals).
Intangibles: Hard worker who understands his role and his limitations. Earned former Providence coach Rob Murray's respect for his willingness to go the extra mile to address the shortcomings in his game while regularly fighting and taking one for the team. Character guy and leader who understands what it takes to make it in the pros and has been a model citizen on the farm.
Boston Bruins 2011 Development Camp assessment
Did not attend
Lane MacDermid in action
Click here to see fight vs. Isles Travis Hamonic in rookie game Sep. 10 posted by hockeyfights.com
Click here to see MacDermid vs. Tom Sestito on YouTube posted by JimKorn20
Fourth line enforcer; MacDermid is developing into a similar player to Shawn Thornton and could provide the same kind of impact that 'Sugar" has for the B's. He's a willing and nasty fighter and should continue to develop after putting in the work to improve his hockey skills. His chances of making the big club continue to be tough sledding because of the organizational depth and due to Thornton's established niche on the team. If there are injuries up front, MacDermid could get a look.
"We've never had to tell him to get in the gym, to do a little extra. We got back from a Sunday afternoon game a while ago, and as I was leaving to go home I looked in the gym, and there was Dermie. We had Monday off and he understood, 'Here's a good chance for me to get a workout in.''- former Providence Bruins head coach Rob Murray to Providence Journal; March 26, 2010
“I certainly wasn’t the most skilled hockey player, but I worked hard, and coaches are the ones opening and closing the doors, whether you get out on the ice or not. If you work hard, it’s hard for the coach not to like you. Everybody’s going to make mistakes, but if you’re lazy and making mistakes, the coach isn’t going to open the door. That’s what I try to tell the kids. Wayne Gretzky made a mistake every game, but it’s what you do after you make a mistake that the coach really wants to see. I think some of that has rubbed off on Lane, and I certainly never had to tell Lane to work hard during a game.”- Paul MacDermid to NESN.com; August, 2010