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.