Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Brian Glynn
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.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1983-84 Melville Millionaires SJHL 19 1 2 3 12
1984-85 Melville Millionaires SJHL 49 13 16 29 154
1984-85 Saskatoon Blades WHL 12 1 0 1 2 3 0 0 0 0
1985-86 Saskatoon Blades WHL 66 7 25 32 131 13 0 3 3 30
1986-87 Saskatoon Blades WHL 44 2 26 28 163 11 1 3 4 19
1987-88 Calgary Flames NHL 67 5 14 19 87 -2 1 0 0 0 0
1988-89 Calgary Flames NHL 9 0 1 1 19 +1
1988-89 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL 31 3 10 13 105 14 3 7 10 31
1989-90 Calgary Flames NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -1
1989-90 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL 80 17 44 61 164
1990-91 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL 8 1 3 4 18
1990-91 Minnesota North Stars NHL 66 8 11 19 83 -5 23 2 6 8 18
1991-92 Minnesota North Stars NHL 37 2 12 14 24 -16
1991-92 Edmonton Oilers NHL 25 2 6 8 6 +11 16 4 1 5 12
1992-93 Edmonton Oilers NHL 64 4 12 16 60 -13
1993-94 Ottawa Senators NHL 48 2 13 15 41 -15
1993-94 Vancouver Canucks NHL 16 0 0 0 12 -4 17 0 3 3 10
1994-95 Hartford Whalers NHL 43 1 6 7 32 -2
1995-96 Hartford Whalers NHL 54 0 4 4 44 -15
1996-97 Hartford Whalers NHL 1 1 0 1 2 +2
1996-97 San Antonio Dragons IHL 62 13 11 24 46 9 2 6 8 4
1997-98 Kolner Haie Germany 48 10 12 22 59 3 0 0 0 16
1997-98 Kolner Haie EuroHL 6 3 2 5 10
NHL Totals 431 25 79 104 410 57 6 10 16 40


IHL First All-Star Team (1990)
Governors' Trophy (Outstanding Defenseman - IHL) (1990)
Traded to Minnesota by Calgary for Frantisek Musil, October 26, 1990. Traded to Edmonton by Minnesota for David Shaw, January 21, 1992. Traded to Ottawa by Edmonton for Ottawa's 8th round choice (Rob Guinn) in 1994 Entry Draft, September 15, 1993. Claimed on waivers by Vancouver from Ottawa, February 5, 1994. Claimed by Hartford from Vancouver in Waiver Draft, January 18, 1995. Traded to Detroit by Hartford with Brendan Shanahan for Paul Coffey, Keith Primeau and Detroit's 1st round choice (Nikos Tselios) in 1997 Entry Draft, October 9, 1996.