Al MacIsaac is in his 19th season as a member of the Blackhawks Hockey Operations Department and his fourth as Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations. He previously served as Senior Director of Hockey Administration/Assistant to the President.
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 (54G, 58A) in 91 career college games along with 404 penalty minutes. He was named St. Francis Xavier University Student Male Athlete of the Year in 1991.
After college, he joined the ECHL's 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 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 Guelph Sports Hall of Fame (team category) in 1996, the Norfolk Admirals Hall of Fame in 2008, the ECHL Hall of Fame in 2014 and the St. Francis Xavier University Sports Hall of Fame in 2016.
MacIsaac has won seven titles in his career, including three Stanley Cups with the Blackhawks, an ECHL Championship as a general manager (1998) 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.