Center Garry Swain played nine games for the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1968-69. Although his NHL tenure was short, he was a useful offensive player in the WHA and the minors.
Born in Welland, Ontario, Swain was taken fourth overall by the Penguins and 1968 after scoring 41 goals for the OHA's Niagara Falls Flyers. In addition to his short stay with the Pens, he scored 20 goals for the CHL's Amarillo Wranglers. He remained in the minors for a few more years and made the Southern League's second all-star team in 1974 after scoring 98 points for the Charlotte Checkers.
Beginning in 1974-75, Swain spent 2 1/2 years with the WHA's New England Whalers as a solid two-way worker. He retired in 1977 after working the last part of the season for the Rhode Island Reds of the AHL.