Daniel McKinnon (ice hockey)

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Daniel McKinnon
Medal record
Competitor for  United States
Men’s Ice Hockey
Silver 1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo Team

Daniel Duncan McKinnon (born April 21, 1922) is an ice hockey player who played for the American national team. He won a silver medal at the 1956 Winter Olympics. He was born in Williams, Minnesota.[1]

McKinnon had been an All-Star while playing for the University of North Dakota hockey team following the Second World War. During his service in the U.S. Armed Forces, McKinnon was stationed at Norton Air Force Base in San Bernardino, California and played hockey for the San Bernardino Shamrocks.

McKinnon's hockey career came to an unfortunate end in 1958. While out deer hunting, his gun misfired and destroyed part of his hand, preventing him from being able to hold the hockey stick properly.