Bryan Deasley

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This article is about the ice hockey player. For the Scottish footballer, see Bryan Deasley (footballer).
Bryan Deasley
Born (1968-11-26) November 26, 1968 (age 46)
Toronto, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 230 lb (100 kg; 16 st 6 lb)
Position Left Wing
Played for Salt Lake Golden Eagles
Halifax Citadels
Canadian National Team
NHL Draft 19th overall, 1987
Calgary Flames
Playing career 1988–1993

Bryan Deasley (born November 26, 1968 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey winger. He was a first round selection, 19th overall, by the Calgary Flames at the 1987 National Hockey League (NHL) Entry Draft. He never reached the NHL and retired in 1993 after one season touring with the Canadian National Team and four in the minor leagues. Deasley worked as a player agent for several years.

Playing career[edit]

A native of Toronto, Ontario, Deasley planned to play junior hockey with the North Bay Centennials before he was recruited by the University of Michigan.[1] He played two seasons of college hockey with the Michigan Wolverines program. After recording 24 points in 38 games as a freshman in 1986–87,[2] the Calgary Flames selected him with their first round pick, 19th overall, at the 1987 NHL Entry Draft. The Flames praised Deasley for his aggressiveness and willingness to battle in the corners.[1] Deasley returned to Michigan where he scored 18 goals in 27 games despite missing 12 games due to a broken leg.[1][2] He also played in the 1987 Spengler Cup with Team Canada which defeated the Soviet Wings to win the tournament championship.[1]

Deasley left Michigan after two seasons and toured with the Canadian National Team in 1988–89 where he scored 19 goals and 19 assists in 54 games.[2] He joined Calgary's International Hockey League (IHL) affiliate, the Salt Lake Golden Eagles for their playoff run.[3] Deasley recorded three goals and three assists for the Eagles who lost the Turner Cup final.[2][4] He then played three full seasons with Salt Lake between 1989 and 1992 where he had seasons of 27, 45 and 35 points.[5] The Flames traded Deasley to the Quebec Nordiques prior to the 1992–93 season.[6] He spent the year with their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Halifax Citadels. He played only 37 games, and recorded 20 points, before retiring as a player.[5]

Post-playing career[edit]

Since retiring as a player Deasley worked as a player agent for several years. He represented John Tavares while the player was still in junior hockey,[7] but Tavares' family opted to change representation when Deasley left his employer, Siskinds Sports Management in 2008.[8] Deasley left his career as an agent to join the Canadian Sports Centre Ontario as vice-president of marketing and business development.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1986–87 Michigan Wolverines CCHA 38 13 11 24 74
1987–88 Michigan Wolverines CCHA 27 18 4 22 38
1988–89 Canadian National Team 54 19 19 38 32
1988–89 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL 7 3 2 5 25
1989–90 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL 71 16 11 27 46 11 4 0 4 8
1990–91 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL 75 24 21 45 63
1991–92 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL 65 12 23 35 57 2 0 0 0 4
1992–93 Halifax Citadels AHL 37 9 11 20 46
IHL/AHL totals 248 61 66 127 212 20 7 2 9 35

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Goldberg, Ken (1988-01-13). "Burning bright: Deasley's return sparks Blue; NHL in future for 'M' forward". The Michigan Daily. p. 10. Retrieved 2013-12-22. 
  2. ^ a b c d Ornest, Leo, ed. (1991). 1991–92 Calgary Flames Media Guide. Calgary Flames Hockey Club. p. 68. 
  3. ^ "Deasley set to join Eagles". Deseret News (Salt Lake City, UT). 1989-04-22. p. D3. Retrieved 2013-12-22. 
  4. ^ Hamilton, Linda (1989-05-20). "Lumberjacks wrest Turner Cup from Eagles". Deseret News (Salt Lake City, UT). p. D1. Retrieved 2013-12-22. 
  5. ^ a b "Bryan Deasley statistics". The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved 2013-12-22. 
  6. ^ Saevig, Dan (1992-11-01). "Picking up pounds". Toledo Blade. p. D3. Retrieved 2013-12-22. 
  7. ^ Westhead, Rick (2007-11-16). "Agent has meal ticket in Tavares". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2013-12-22. 
  8. ^ Pyette, Ryan (2009-08-19). "Kadri's agent loves draft drama". Sun Media. Retrieved 2013-12-22. 
  9. ^ Cox, Damien (2008-09-18). "Can Tavares be No.1?". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2013-12-22. 

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Preceded by
George Pelawa
Calgary Flames' first round draft pick
1987
Succeeded by
Jason Muzzatti