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Brian Glennie
Position Defence
Shot Left
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
197 lb (90 kg)
Teams Toronto Maple Leafs
Los Angeles Kings,
Rochester Americans (AHL),
Tulsa Oilers (CPHL),
Born (1946-08-29)August 29, 1946,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Pro Career 1968 – 1979
Olympic medal record
Men's ice hockey
Bronze 1968 Winter Olympics team

Brian "Blunt" Glennie (born 29 August 1946 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey defenceman who played in the NHL from 1969 until 1979. Glennie was a master of the lost art of the hip-check.

Amateur career

Glennie had an outstanding junior career with the Toronto Marlboros of the Ontario Hockey Association, eventually captaining the team to the 1967 Memorial Cup.

After junior Glennie joined the Canadian National Team program run by Father David Bauer for the 1967-68 season. He was a member of the Canadian team in the 1968 Olympics which won the Bronze medal.

Pro career

As a pro Glennie went on to play 572 career NHL games, all but 18 with the Toronto Maple Leafs, scoring 14 goals and 100 assists for 114 points. Glennie, a defensive, hard-hitting defenseman was often paired with the offensively-skilled defensemen on the Leafs, such as Tim Horton, Börje Salming and more frequently former Marlboro team-mate Jim McKenny. Glennie has described his playing style as "a standup guy who would take the guy out" and his partner would then "get the puck and start something happening." The Hockey News ranked Glennie #6 on their list of the best all-time body checkers.

He was a member of Team Canada in the 1972 Summit Series. While he did not have the opportunity to play against the Soviet Union, Brian played in two of the games against Sweden and Czechoslovakia.

Honours and awards

1967 Memorial Cup (captain)
Bronze medal 1968 Winter Olympics
Inducted Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 2005.

External links

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