2008-09: Lane MacDermid played games for both the Owen Sound Attack and Windsor Spitfires of the OHL. He totaled 15 goals and 20 assists for 35 points in 64 games. MacDermid was drafted by the Boston Bruins in the fourth round, 112th overall, of the 2009 NHL Draft.
2009-10: MacDermid played for AHL Providence in his first pro season. MacDermid’s 155 PMs were the most on the team and he had a -10 plus/minus with two goals and five points in 65 games.
2010-11: MacDermid showed some offensive elements to his game in his second AHL season while once again being among the penalty leaders for Providence. MacDermid scored 7 goals with 12 assists and his plus/minus was a much-improved +3 while his 158 PMs were the second most on the P-Bruins (defenseman Nathan McIver (176) led the club).
2011-12: MacDermid made his NHL debut in March 2012, getting into a fight with New York Rangers’ veteran forward Mike Rupp less than three minutes into his first NHL game. In five games with the Bruins he had no points and was minus-two with 5 penalty minutes; averaging nine minutes of ice time per game. MacDermid had 121 penalty minutes in 69 games for Boston’s AHL affiliate Providence (second only to veteran Bobby Robins). He scored 4 goals with 12 assists and was minus-one. MacDermid was re-signed to a one-year contract by the Bruins in July, 2012.
2012-13: MacDermid appeared in nine NHL games in his fourth pro season – playing three games for the Bruins early in the season and six games for Dallas after being acquired by the Stars as part of the Jaromir Jagr trade in April 2013. He had no points with 10 penalty minutes with Boston and scored 2 goals and was +1 with 9 penalty minutes with the Stars. MacDermid played 37 games for Boston AHL affiliate Providence during the NHL lockout and scored 4 goals with 2 assists; finishing -5 with 82 penalty minutes. He was re-signed to a one-year contract by the Stars in July, 2013.
MacDermid is a physical menace. Big, strong and mean, he hits everything in sight, plays to intimidate and is a willing pugilist. And while his skills are limited, he’s worked hard to improve his overall game and it showed on the scoresheet last season.
MacDermid is becoming one of the AHL’s better enforcers. He’s made strides in every aspect of his game and will look to continue that progression this season. He projects as a Shawn Thornton-type and it looks like the Bruins are grooming MacDermid to be his heir apparent.
MacDermid announced his retirement from the game in February of 2014.