Tim Gleason

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Tim Gleason
Tim Gleason 2013-2.jpg
Born (1983-01-29) January 29, 1983 (age 31)
Clawson, MI, USA
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 217 lb (98 kg; 15 st 7 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Toronto Maple Leafs
Los Angeles Kings
Carolina Hurricanes
National team  United States
NHL Draft 23rd overall, 2001
Ottawa Senators
Playing career 2003–present

Timothy Patrick Gleason (born January 29, 1983) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League.

Playing career[edit]

After a standout junior career with the Windsor Spitfires, Gleason was drafted in the first round (twenty-third overall) of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft by the Ottawa Senators. Unable to come to terms on a contract with the Senators, Gleason was subsequently traded to the Los Angeles Kings for forward Bryan Smolinski on March 11, 2003. After spending three years in the Kings organization, Gleason (along with Éric Bélanger) was traded to the Hurricanes on September 29, 2006, for defensemen Oleg Tverdovsky and Jack Johnson.[1] He stayed with the Hurricanes until January 1st, 2014, when he was acquired by the Toronto Maple Leafs for John-Michael Liles and Dennis Robertson.

Gleason is known for his toughness and gritty play, including the diving effort to prevent the puck from leaving the offensive zone in Game Seven of the 2009 Eastern Conference Semifinals against the New Jersey Devils, leading to a game-tying goal.[2] He also took a puck to the face against Washington in 2009, but returned to the ice after multiple stitches to score the tying goal on a breakaway.[3]

Gleason played for the United States in the 2010 Winter Olympics, winning a silver medal.[4]

On January 1, 2014, Gleason was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs for John-Michael Liles and prospect defenseman Dennis Robertson.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1999–00 Windsor Spitfires OHL 55 5 13 18 101 12 2 4 6 14
2000–01 Windsor Spitfires OHL 47 8 28 36 124 9 1 2 3 23
2001–02 Windsor Spitfires OHL 67 17 42 59 109 16 7 13 20 40
2002–03 Windsor Spitfires OHL 45 7 31 38 75 7 5 2 7 17
2003–04 Los Angeles Kings NHL 47 0 7 7 21
2003–04 Manchester Monarchs AHL 22 0 8 8 19 6 0 1 1 4
2004–05 Manchester Monarchs AHL 67 10 14 24 112 5 0 0 0 4
2005–06 Los Angeles Kings NHL 78 2 19 21 77
2006–07 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 57 2 4 6 57
2007–08 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 80 3 16 19 84
2008–09 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 70 0 12 12 68 18 1 4 5 32
2009–10 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 61 5 14 19 78
2010–11 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 82 2 14 16 85
2011–12 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 82 1 17 18 71
2012–13 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 42 0 9 9 40
2013–14 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 17 0 1 1 10
2013–14 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 39 1 4 5 55
NHL totals 655 16 117 133 646 18 1 4 5 32
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Gleason during the 2008 IIHF World Championship
Medal record
Competitor for  United States
Ice hockey
Winter Olympics
Silver 2010 Vancouver

International[edit]

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2001 United States WJC 7 0 1 1 2
2003 United States WJC 1 0 0 0 0
2008 United States WC 6 0 1 1 6
2010 United States OG 6 0 0 0 0
Junior int'l totals 8 0 1 1 2
Senior int'l totals 12 0 1 1 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ NHL. "NHL Player Biography/Notes". nhl.com. Retrieved 29 November 2010. 
  2. ^ Associated Press (28 April 2009). "Hurricanes vs. Devils, 04/28/2009". hurricanes.nhl.com. Retrieved 29 November 2010. 
  3. ^ Associated Press (11 December 2009). "Hurricanes vs. Capitals, 12/11/2009". hurricanes.nhl.com. Retrieved 29 November 2010. 
  4. ^ Terrell Williams (2 March 2010). "Hurricanes to Welcome Home Olympic Medalists". hurricanes.nhl.com. Carolina Hurricanes. Retrieved 29 November 2010. 
  5. ^ "Maple Leafs trade for Tim Gleason". ESPN. Associated Press. 1 January 2014. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 

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Preceded by
Jason Spezza
Ottawa Senators first round draft pick
2001
Succeeded by
Jakub Klepiš