Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Brian Hill
Right-winger Brian Hill played 19 games for the Hartford Whalers in 1979-80. He was a top junior scorer who attained success in Europe and at internationally.

Born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Hill was chosen 31st overall by the Atlanta Flames in 1977 after scoring 53 goals for the Medicine Hat Tigers of the WCJHL. During his first two pro seasons he was a solid two-way worker for the CHL's Tulsa Oilers. Hill played well defensively in 19 games for the Whalers but did not receive enough ice time to account for more than two points. He ended up in the minors with the AHL's Springfield Indians where he recorded 34 points in 45 games.

In 1980 the hard-working winger joined Germany's VEU Fussen for one season. The next year he hooked up with VEU Feldkirch of Austria and remained in the league for six years. Hill attained his Austrian citizenship and represented the country at the "B" Pool World Championships in 1986 and 1987. Hill retired in 1988 after playing with Switzerland's SC Rapperswill.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1974-75 Estevan Bruins SJHL
1974-75 Medicine Hat Tigers WCJHL 39 7 5 12 6 5 0 0 0 0
1975-76 Medicine Hat Tigers WCJHL 70 22 24 46 98 9 2 3 5 2
1976-77 Medicine Hat Tigers WCJHL 72 53 51 104 101 4 3 1 4 4
1977-78 Tulsa Oilers CHL 75 13 26 39 46 7 2 2 4 6
1978-79 Tulsa Oilers CHL 74 26 27 53 58
1979-80 Hartford Whalers NHL 19 1 1 2 4 -1
1979-80 Springfield Indians AHL 45 15 19 34 12
1980-81 EV Fussen W.Ger-2 43 27 24 51 59
1981-82 VEU Feldkirch Austria 28 20 22 42 10 6 16 22
1982-83 VEU Feldkirch Austria 28 35 37 72
1983-84 VEU Feldkirch Austria
1984-85 VEU Feldkirch Austria 37 36 31 67 40
1985-86 VEU Feldkirch Austria 40 35 30 65 35
1985-86 Austria WEC-B 7 3 1 4 2
1986-87 VEU Feldkirch Austria 38 22 30 52 38
1986-87 Austria WEC-B 5 1 0 1 2
1987-88 EHC Lustenau Austria 17 3 18 21 30
NHL Totals 19 1 1 2 4


Claimed by Hartford from Atlanta in Expansion Draft, June 13, 1979.