|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||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[edit | edit source]
Pro career[edit | edit source]
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.
Honours and awards[edit | edit source]
1967 Memorial Cup (captain)
Bronze medal 1968 Winter Olympics
Inducted Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 2005.
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