Defenceman Gord Hynes played briefly with the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers in the early 90s. He was a fine offensive player who could also play the body in his own zone. Most of his career was spent in the minors, Europe and on the international stage.
The Montreal native spent three years with the WHL's Medicine Hat Tigers and was selected 115th overall by Boston at the 1985 Entry Draft. After making his pro debut with the AHL's Moncton Golden Flames in 1986-87, Hynes spent a year with the Maine Mariners. He joined the Canadian national program in 1988-89 then spent a year with the Varese club of Italy. Hynes returned to the national team after one year in Italy and participated at the Albertville Olympics when the squad won the silver medal.
Following the Olympics, Hynes played 15 games with Boston then suited up for 12 post-season contests when the team reached the semifinals. A few weeks later he signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia Flyers and played 37 games for his new club. After toiling in the minors for 2 1/2 years, Hynes returned to Europe and played with the Schwenningen Wild Wings, and Adler Mannheim before signing with the Berlin Capitals prior to the 2001-02 season.