Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Glenn Hicks
Left-winger Glenn Hicks spent a couple seasons with the Detroit Red Wings in the 70s and 80s. He was a top scorer in junior but settled into a two-way role to make him useful as a pro.

Born in Red Deer, Alberta, Hicks was taken 28th overall by the Wings in 1978 after he accumulated 94 goals in three seasons with the WCJHL's Flin Flon Bombers. After making his pro debut with the Winnipeg Jets during the last season of the WHA in 1978-79, the young forward joined Detroit the following season.

Hicks formed a decent utility line with George Lyle and Bill Hogaboam in 1979-80. The next year he notched 15 points and saw more ice time with linemates Vaclav Nedomansky and Brent Peterson. He was unable to keep his place in the line-up and was dispatched to the Adirondack Red Wings of the AHL late in the season. He continued to toil in the minors and joined EHC Kloten of Switzerland briefly before retiring in 1986.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1974-75 Red Deer Chiefs AAHA 60 45 30 75 78
1975-76 Flin Flon Bombers WCJHL 71 16 19 35 103
1976-77 Flin Flon Bombers WCJHL 71 28 31 59 175
1977-78 Flin Flon Bombers WCJHL 72 50 69 119 225
1978-79 Winnipeg Jets WHA 69 6 10 16 48 7 1 1 2 4
1979-80 Detroit Red Wings NHL 50 1 2 3 43 -21
1980-81 Detroit Red Wings NHL 58 5 10 15 84 0
1980-81 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 19 10 6 16 56
1981-82 Tulsa Oilers CHL 78 14 34 48 103 3 0 0 0 7
1982-83 Birmingham South Stars CHL 80 13 26 39 40 13 0 7 7 23
1983-84 Salt Lake Golden Eagles CHL 62 4 26 30 87 5 0 1 1 16
1984-85 Springfield Indians AHL 11 3 4 7 4
1984-85 EHC Kloten Swiss 38 12 17 29
1985-86 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL 82 14 40 54 75 5 0 4 4 6
1986-87 EHC Chur Swiss 13 1 7 8
NHL Totals 108 6 12 18 127


Brother of Doug Signed as an underage free agent by Winnipeg (WHA), June, 1978. Reclaimed by Detroit from Winnipeg prior to Expansion Draft, June 9, 1979. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, September 2, 1983.