Glen Hanlon

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Glen Hanlon
Hanlon.jpg
Born (1957-02-20) February 20, 1957 (age 57)
Brandon, MB, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Right
Played for Vancouver Canucks
St. Louis Blues
New York Rangers
Detroit Red Wings
NHL Draft 40th overall, 1977
Vancouver Canucks
Playing career 1977–1991

Glen A. Hanlon (born February 20, 1957 in Brandon, Manitoba) is a retired Canadian National Hockey League (NHL) goaltender and a former head coach of the Washington Capitals of the NHL, Dynamo Minsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), and the Belarusian national ice hockey team. He was a goaltender scout for the Vancouver Canucks. On March 24, 2010 he was named head coach of Slovak national ice hockey team.

Playing career[edit]

Hanlon was drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1977 NHL Entry Draft, in the third round (40th overall pick). He played for the Vancouver Canucks, St. Louis Blues, New York Rangers and Detroit Red Wings in the NHL, as well as the WCHL, Central Hockey League, AHL and IHL.

In 1978, he won the Central Hockey League's Rookie of the Year.

On October 14, 1979, Hanlon allowed the first career NHL goal scored by Wayne Gretzky, who would eventually become the NHL's all-time scoring leader.

Coaching career[edit]

Hanlon has served as the assistant coach for both the Canucks and Washington Capitals before becoming the head coach of the American Hockey League's Portland Pirates and then the Capitals. After a miserable start to the 2003–04 season, Capitals general manager George McPhee fired head coach Bruce Cassidy and promoted assistant Hanlon to head coaching duties. The Capitals went 15–30–9 under Hanlon to finish the year. Led by 2004 first-round pick Alexander Ovechkin, the Capitals were expected to improve; however the team was still young and compiled a record of 29–41–12. Despite this, Hanlon was guaranteed one more year as coach of the Capitals. In 2005, he was assigned to coach the Belarus hockey team.He led the team to 10th place at the 2005 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships, and to historic high sixth place at the 2006 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships. He was named "sports man of the year" by major Belarusian sports newspaper "Прессбол" in 2006.[1] The 2006–07 Capitals compiled an 8–5–4 mark by the end of November, though long losing streaks eliminated the Caps' chances of making the post-season, as they finished 28–40–14.

Over the 2007 offseason, McPhee signed many talented players including Michael Nylander, Tom Poti, Viktor Kozlov and young Swedish star Nicklas Bäckström, elevating expectations in Washington. In the season's first week, the Capitals jumped to a 3–0 record but went on to lose 15 of the next 18 games (3–14–1), which lead to Hanlon's dismissal. McPhee stated that Hanlon had lost control of the team, so he elected to replace Hanlon with Bruce Boudreau, the head coach of the AHL's Hershey Bears.[2] Immediately after Hanlon's exit, the Capitals won against the high-flying Philadelphia Flyers and Carolina Hurricanes. The team finished 37–17–7 the rest of the way in 2007–2008, notching their first division title since 2000–2001. Following his dismissal, Hanlon accepted an offer by the Capitals to act as a scout based in the Washington, D.C. area. On February 14, 2008, it was announced that Hanlon will be the head coach of Finnish SM-Liiga team Jokerit.[3]

On March 24, 2010, Glen Hanlon was announced as a new head coach of the Slovak national ice hockey team. He replaced Jan Filc and signed a 4-year contract from April 1, 2010, to the next Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, in 2014. Slovakia under his conduct has finished in 12th place on World Championship in Germany 2010. This contract ended prematurely on May 18, 2011, after World Championship in Slovakia where he led the Slovak national ice hockey team to the 10th place.

Hanlon is currently assistant coach of the Vancouver Giants in the Western Hockey League.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

   
Season Team League GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1973–74 Brandon Travellers MJHL 20 1059 64 1 3.63
1974–75 Brandon Wheat Kings WCHL 43 2498 176 0 4.22
1975–76 Brandon Wheat Kings WCHL 64 31 25 4 3523 234 4 3.99 .891
1975–76 New Westminster Bruins MCUP 4 2 1 0 179 10 0 3.35
1976–77 Brandon Wheat Kings WCHL 65 49 7 7 3784 194 4 3.09 .906
1977–78 Vancouver Canucks NHL 4 1 2 1 200 9 0 2.70
1977–78 Tulsa Oilers CHL 53 25 23 3 3123 160 3 3.07 .903
1978–79 Vancouver Canucks NHL 31 12 13 5 1821 94 3 3.10
1979–80 Vancouver Canucks NHL 57 17 29 10 3341 193 0 3.47
1980–81 Vancouver Canucks NHL 17 5 8 0 798 59 1 4.44
1980–81 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 4 3 1 0 239 8 1 2.01 .895
1981–82 Vancouver Canucks NHL 28 8 14 5 1610 106 1 3.95
1981–82 St. Louis Blues NHL 2 0 1 0 76 8 0 6.32
1982–83 St. Louis Blues NHL 14 3 8 1 671 50 0 4.47 .879
1982–83 New York Rangers NHL 21 9 10 1 1173 67 0 3.43 .894
1983–84 New York Rangers NHL 50 28 14 4 2837 166 1 3.51 .890
1984–85 New York Rangers NHL 44 14 20 7 2510 175 0 4.18 .878
1985–86 New York Rangers NHL 23 5 12 1 1170 65 0 3.33 .893
1985–86 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 5 3 2 0 279 22 0 4.73 .869
1985–86 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 10 5 4 1 605 33 0 3.27 .886
1986–87 Detroit Red Wings NHL 36 11 16 5 1963 104 1 3.18 .893
1987–88 Detroit Red Wings NHL 47 22 17 5 2623 141 4 3.23 .891
1988–89 Detroit Red Wings NHL 39 13 14 8 2092 124 1 3.56 .882
1989–90 Detroit Red Wings NHL 45 15 18 5 2290 154 1 4.03 .867
1990–91 Detroit Red Wings NHL 19 4 6 3 862 46 0 3.20 .895
1990–91 San Diego Gulls IHL 11 4 6 0 603 39 0 3.88
NHL totals 477 167 202 61 26037 1561 13 3.60

Post season[edit]

   
Season Team League GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1974–75 Brandon Wheat Kings WCJHL 5 284 29 0 6.13
1975–76 Brandon Wheat Kings WCJHL 5 300 33 0 6.60
1976–77 Brandon Wheat Kings WCJHL 16 913 53 0 3.48
1977–78 Tulsa Oilers CHL 2 1 1 120 5 0 2.50
1979–80 Vancouver Canucks NHL 2 0 0 60 3 0 3.00
1981–82 St. Louis Blues NHL 3 0 2 109 9 0 4.95
1982–83 New York Rangers NHL 1 0 1 60 5 0 5.00
1983–84 New York Rangers NHL 5 2 3 308 13 1 2.53 .922
1984–85 New York Rangers NHL 3 0 3 168 14 0 5.00 .859
1985–86 New York Rangers NHL 3 0 0 75 6 0 4.80 .813
1986–87 Detroit Red Wings NHL 8 5 2 467 13 2 1.67 .943
1987–88 Detroit Red Wings NHL 8 4 3 431 22 1 3.06 .871
1988–89 Detroit Red Wings NHL 2 0 1 78 7 0 5.38 .851
NHL totals 35 11 15 1756 92 4 3.14

NHL coaching record[edit]

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L T OTL Pts Finish W L Result
WAS 2003–04 54 15 30 9 0 (59) 5th in Southeast - - Missed playoffs
WAS 2006–07 82 28 40 - 14 70 5th in Southeast - - Missed Playoffs
WAS 2007–08 21 6 14 - 1 (94) 5th in Southeast - - (fired)
Total 157 49 84 9 15

SM-Liiga coaching record[edit]

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W OTW L T OTL Pts Finish Result
Jokerit 2008–09 58 28 4 20 - 6 98 4th in SM-liiga 1 4 lost in first round to Kärpät

Awards and achievements[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Глен Хэнлон. Человек!" (in Russian). Pressball.by. 2006-12-29. Retrieved 2007-01-16. 
  2. ^ "Hanlon fired, washingtonpost.com". The Washington Post. 
  3. ^ Jokerit.com
  4. ^ "Glen Hanlon and food for thought". The Vancouver Sun. 2011-11-09. Retrieved 2012-09-24. 

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Preceded by
Bruce Cassidy
Head coach of the Washington Capitals
2003–07
Succeeded by
Bruce Boudreau
Preceded by
Doug Shedden
Head Coach of Jokerit
2008–
Succeeded by
Hannu Aravirta