Brian Glennie is confirmed dead at the age of 73.
Brian was best known as a Canadian ice hockey player (Toronto Maple Leafs).
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Hard-hitting former Maple Leaf Brian Glennie dies at 73
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Brian Glennie
Born(1946-08-29)August 29, 1946
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
DiedFebruary 7, 2020(2020-02-07) (aged 73)
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight197 lb (89 kg; 14 st 1 lb)
PositionDefence
ShotLeft
Played forToronto Maple Leafs
Los Angeles Kings
Rochester Americans (AHL)
Tulsa Oilers (CPHL)
National team Canada
Playing career1968–1979
Olympic medal record
Men's ice hockey
1968 Winter Olympics
team
Brian "Blunt" Glennie (August 29, 1946 – February 7, 2020) was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played in the NHL from 1969 until 1979. Glennie was a master of the hip-check.
Contents
1 Amateur career
2 Pro career
3 Honours and awards
4 Career statistics
4.1 Regular season and playoffs
4.2 International
5 References
6 External links
Amateur career
Glennie was born in Toronto, Ontario. He had an outstanding junior career with the Toronto Marlboros of the Ontario Hockey Association, eventually captaining the team to the 1967 Memorial Cup. As a PeeWee he was coached by future Toronto Maple Leafs coach Roger Neilson.
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. This tournament was also representative of the IIHF World Championship.
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 defenceman was often paired with the offensively-skilled defencemen on the Leafs, such as Tim Horton, BΓΆrje Salming and more frequently former Marlboro teammate 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. He counted the experience among the greatest of his life.
In 1978, Glennie joined Lanny McDonald in a Swanson Hungry man entree commercial in which Glennie rips off the door of the refrigerator. He died at the age of 73 in February 2020.
Honours and awards
1967 Memorial Cup (captain)
Bronze medal 1968 Winter Olympics
Inducted Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 2005.
Career statistics
Regular season and playoffs
Β 
Β 
RegularΒ season
Β 
Playoffs
Season
Team
League
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
1964–65
Toronto Marlboros
OHA-Jr.
56
2
18
20
84
19
0
9
9
22
1965–66
Toronto Marlboros
OHA-Jr.
48
5
18
23
134
14
0
4
4
57
1966–67
Toronto Marlboros
OHA-Jr.
43
5
39
44
113
17
2
12
14
44
1966–67
Toronto Marlboros
MC
β€”
β€”
β€”
β€”
β€”
9
2
9
11
18
1967–68
Ottawa Nationals
OHA-Sr.
30
2
10
12
20
β€”
β€”
β€”
β€”
β€”
1967–68
Canada
Intl
10
2
10
12
20
β€”
β€”
β€”
β€”
β€”
1968–69
Rochester Americans
AHL
15
1
1
2
16
β€”
β€”
β€”
β€”
β€”
1968–69
Tulsa Oilers
CHL
25
4
7
11
40
7
1
3
4
12
1969–70
Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL
52
1
14
15
50
β€”
β€”
β€”
β€”
β€”
1970–71
Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL
54
0
8
8
31
3
0
0
0
0
1971–72
Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL
61
2
8
10
44
5
0
0
0
25
1972–73
Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL
44
1
10
11
54
β€”
β€”
β€”
β€”
β€”
1973–74
Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL
65
4
18
22
100
3
0
0
0
10
1974–75
Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL
63
1
7
8
110
β€”
β€”
β€”
β€”
β€”
1975–76
Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL
69
0
8
8
75
6
0
1
1
15
1976–77
Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL
69
1
10
11
73
2
0
0
0
0
1977–78
Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL
77
2
15
17
62
13
0
0
0
16
1978–79
Los Angeles Kings
NHL
18
2
2
4
22
β€”
β€”
β€”
β€”
β€”
NHL totals
572
14
100
114
621
32
0
1
1
66
International
Year
Team
Event
Β 
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
1968
Canada
OLY
7
0
1
1
10
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