Brian Glynn played over 400 NHL games for six different clubs in the 80s an 90s. He was most effective when he utilized his 6'4" frame to take the body in the defensive and neutral zone.
Born in Iserlohn, West Germany Glynn played junior with the WHL's Saskatoon Blades. He was chosen 37th overall by the Calgary Flames in 1986 then returned to junior for one more season. He played 67 games as a rookie in 1987-88 and helped Calgary finish at the top of the NHL's regular season standings. When his play tailed off the next season, he was dispatched to the IHL's Salt Lake Golden Eagles. In 1990 he was named an IHL first-team all-star and won the Governor's Trophy as the league's top defenceman.
In October, 1990 Glynn was traded to the Minnesota North Stars for Frantisek Musil. He regained his confidence under coach Bob Gainey and helped the club reach the finals for the first time in ten years. Glynn was sent to the Edmonton Oilers in 1991-92 and helped the team reach the semifnals. He later toiled for the Ottawa Senators, Vancouver Canucks, and Hartford Whalers. Glynn retired in 1998 after playing a year with Germany's Kolner Haie.