Brian Morenz

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Brian Morenz (born: May 11, 1949, in Brampton, Ontario, Canada) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player. He played professionally with the New York Raiders and related teams of the World Hockey Association (WHA). He is a distant cousin of Howie Morenz, the Montreal Canadiens great.

Playing career[edit]

Morenz played junior hockey with the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey Association (OHA) from 1965 to 1968. He was drafted by the Chicago Black Hawks 21st overall in the 1966 NHL Amateur Draft. He was a member of the 1966 OHA champion Generals, but he did not play with the team in the Memorial Cup final as he was recovering from a fractured skull. After junior, he moved on to university, playing with the University of Denver Pioneers from 1968 until 1972. In 1972, he was drafted by New York Raiders in 1972 WHA Player Selection Draft, then started his pro career with the Raiders in 1972-73. He stayed with the franchise for four seasons, as it became the New York Golden Blades and New Jersey Golden Knights, then moved to San Diego to become the San Diego Mariners. He sat out the 1976-77 season after the Mariners folded. He returned to hockey for 1997 with the San Diego Sharks and finished his hockey career with the San Diego Hawks of the Pacific Hockey League in 1978-79. He played 223 games in the WHA, scoring 53 goals and 57 assists for 110 points.

Awards[edit]

  • OHA champion Oshawa Generals, 1966
  • NCAA Champion University of Denver Pioneers, 1969
  • Brampton Sports Hall of Fame, 1991

References[edit]

  • hockeydb.com

External links[edit]

Brian Morenz's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database