Dunc MacIntyre

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Dunc MacIntyre (born July 3, 1964 in Brockville, Ontario) was a Canadian ice hockey player for the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). He spent the majority of his career playing as a centre for the Belleville Bulls, and he is the only player in franchise history to have his number retired.

Dunc MacIntyre joined the Bulls as #15 in 1981, the team's inaugural season in the OHL. He quickly became a fan favourite, drawing praise for his tireless work effort and fearless play, prompting a local newspaper to describe him as "tenacious competitor on the ice and a gentleman off".[1]

Because he stood at a comparatively squat 5 feet 8 inches and weighed a slight 167 pounds, MacIntyre was a distant eleventh-round draft pick in the OHL. He made up for his short stature, however, by his speed and agility. He played 267 games, had 206 assists, and recorded a record-breaking 348 points on 142 goals. He holds the team's record for scoring and for longest time as team captain, three seasons.[2]

MacIntyre played briefly in the now defunct International Hockey League (IHL) for the Salt-Lake Golden Eagles before finishing off his career in the American Hockey League (AHL), playing for two more seasons for the Fredericton Express. There he was affectionately nicknamed Dunc "The Tank" MacIntyre.

Although no Belleville player wore #15 since MacIntyre's last season, his number was not officially retired until a pre-game ceremony on March 21, 2000.[3] He now works as a police officer in the Toronto area.

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