Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Glenn Merkosky
Centre Glenn Merkosky was a useful role player on three clubs in the 1980s. His offensive talent was more apparent in junior and the minors during a solid career.

The Edmonton native starred in the BCJHL with the Kelowna Packers in 1977-78. He then split the next two years between the WHL and the Michigan Tech Huskies. The Hartford Whalers signed Merkosky as a free agent after he notched 49 goals for the Calgary Wranglers in 1979-80.

The young forward was a reliable point producer for the AHL's Binghamton Whalers but saw only sporadic action with Hartford. After signing with the New Jersey Devils as a free agent in September 1982, Merkosky played 34 games for his new club. He was eventually returned to the AHL and was a second team all-star after 38 goals for the Maine Mariners in 1984-85.

The Detroit Red Wings signed the crafty pivot in July 1985 and used him in 17 games the following season. He was strictly a farmhand for the club and put up impressive numbers with Adirondack of the AHL. In 1986-87, he led the league with 54 goals, was named to the first all-star team, and won the Fred T. Hunt Memorial trophy as the league's most sportsmanlike player. He retired in 1991 after scoring 28 goals for Adirondack and winning his second Hunt trophy.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1977-78 Kelowna Packers BCJHL 61 55 91 146 66
1977-78 Seattle Breakers WCJHL 6 5 2 7 2
1978-79 Michigan Tech Huskies WCHA 38 14 29 43 22
1979-80 Calgary Wranglers WHL 72 49 40 89 95 7 4 6 10 14
1980-81 Binghamton Whalers AHL 80 26 35 61 61 5 0 2 2 2
1981-82 Hartford Whalers NHL 7 0 0 0 2 -1
1981-82 Binghamton Whalers AHL 72 29 40 69 83 10 0 2 2 2
1982-83 New Jersey Devils NHL 34 4 10 14 20 -10
1982-83 Wichita Wind CHL 45 26 23 49 15
1983-84 New Jersey Devils NHL 5 1 0 1 0 0
1983-84 Maine Mariners AHL 75 28 28 56 56 17 11 10 21 20
1984-85 Maine Mariners AHL 80 38 38 76 19 11 2 3 5 13
1985-86 Detroit Red Wings NHL 17 0 2 2 0 -12
1985-86 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 59 24 33 57 22 17 5 7 12 15
1986-87 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 77 54 31 85 66 11 6 8 14 7
1987-88 SB DJK Rosenheim W.German 16 2 3 5 17
1987-88 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 66 34 42 76 34 11 4 6 10 4
1988-89 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 76 31 46 77 13 17 8 11 19 10
1989-90 Detroit Red Wings NHL 3 0 0 0 0 0
1989-90 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 75 33 31 64 29 6 2 1 3 6
1990-91 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 77 28 29 57 37 2 1 1 2 0
1991-1992 Adirondack Red Wings AHL
1992-1996 Sudbury Wolves OHL
1995-1996 Flint Generals ColHL
1996-1999 Adirondack Red Wings AHL
NHL Totals 66 5 12 17 22


BCJHL First All-Star Team (1978)
AHL Second All-Star Team (1985)
AHL First All-Star Team (1987)
Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award (Sportsmanship - AHL) (1987, 1991)
Signed as a free agent by Hartford, August 10, 1980. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, September 14, 1982. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 15, 1985.
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