Brian Curran

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Brian Curran
Born (1963-11-05) November 5, 1963 (age 50)
Toronto, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for
NHL
Boston Bruins
New York Islanders
Toronto Maple Leafs
Buffalo Sabres
Washington Capitals
NHL Draft 22nd overall, 1982
Boston Bruins
Playing career 1983–1998

Brian Phillip Curran (born November 5, 1963) is a Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and executive. He is the current Head Coach/General Manager of the Drumheller Dragons of the Alberta Junior Hockey League.

Career[edit]

Selected by the Boston Bruins in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft, he played as a defenceman for the Bruins, New York Islanders, Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres, and Washington Capitals in the National Hockey League (NHL).

Coaching career[edit]

Following his playing career, Curran got into coaching and was the Head Coach with Jacksonville of the ECHL in 1998-99 and the Monroe Moccasins of the WPHL in 1999-2000. He was the general manager and head coach of the Quad City Mallards until he resigned on April 26, 2007. Brian was head coach of the Kalamazoo Wings hockey team in Kalamazoo, Michigan during the 2007–2008 season until he was released from service April 8, 2008. On July 9, 2008, he was hired as Head Coach/General Manager of the Brooks Bandits of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. On October 16, 2009, Curran was released as Head Coach/General Manager of the Bandits. Curran was introduced as the head coach/general manager of the Lloydminster Bobcats, of the Alberta Junior Hockey League on November 25, 2009, a position he would hold until he resigned on March 8, 2012.[1] On February 22, 2012, Curran was named 2011-12 AJHL Coach of the Year.[2] On March 15, 2012, Curran signed a 5-year contract to coach/manage the Drumheller Dragons of the AJHL.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1980–81 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 59 2 28 30 275 7 0 1 1 13
1981–82 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 51 2 16 18 132 14 1 7 8 63
1982–83 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 56 1 30 31 187 14 1 3 4 57
1983–84 Hershey Bears AHL 23 0 2 2 94
1983–84 Boston Bruins NHL 16 1 1 2 57
1984–85 Hershey Bears AHL 4 0 0 0 19
1984–85 Boston Bruins NHL 56 0 1 1 158
1985–86 Boston Bruins NHL 43 2 5 7 192 2 0 0 0 4
1986–87 New York Islanders NHL 68 0 10 10 356 8 0 0 0 51
1987–88 Springfield Indians AHL 8 1 0 1 43
1987–88 New York Islanders NHL 22 0 1 1 68
1987–88 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 7 0 1 1 19 6 0 0 0 41
1988–89 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 47 1 4 5 185
1989–90 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 72 2 9 11 301 5 0 1 1 19
1990–91 Newmarket Saints AHL 6 0 1 1 32
1990–91 Rochester Americans AHL 10 0 0 0 36
1990–91 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 4 0 0 0 7
1990–91 Buffalo Sabres NHL 17 0 1 1 43
1991–92 Rochester Americans AHL 36 0 3 3 122
1991–92 Buffalo Sabres NHL 3 0 0 0 14
1992–93 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 61 2 24 26 223 12 0 3 3 12
1993–94 Portland Pirates AHL 46 1 6 7 247 15 0 1 1 59
1993–94 Washington Capitals NHL 26 1 0 1 61
1994–95 Portland Pirates AHL 59 2 10 12 328 7 0 0 0 24
1995–96 Portland Pirates AHL 34 1 2 3 122
1995–96 Michigan K-Wings IHL 18 0 5 5 55 10 0 4 4 38
1996–97 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 3 0 0 0 8
1997–98 Monroe Moccasins WPHL 68 7 17 24 239
1997–98 Utah Grizzlies IHL 1 0 0 0 2
1997–98 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 9 0 2 2 49 2 0 0 0 20
NHL totals 381 7 33 40 1461 24 0 1 1 122
AHL totals 396 7 48 55 1,274 34 0 4 4 95
WPHL totals 68 7 17 24 239 0 0 0 0 0
IHL totals 28 0 7 7 106 12 0 4 4 58
WHL totals 166 5 74 79 594 35 2 11 13 133

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