January 29, 1983 |
Clawson, MI, USA
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||217 lb (98 kg; 15 st 7 lb)|
Los Angeles Kings
Toronto Maple Leafs
|National team||United States|
|NHL Draft||23rd overall, 2001
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. 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. 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.
On January 1, 2014, Gleason was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs for John-Michael Liles and prospect defenseman Dennis Robertson. On June 30, 2014, Gleason was placed on unconditional waivers for purposes of a buyout.
On July 3, 2014, Gleason returned to the Carolina Hurricanes as a free agent, signing a one-year, $1.2 million contract.
Regular season and playoffs
|2003–04||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||47||0||7||7||21||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||78||2||19||21||77||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||39||1||4||5||55||—||—||—||—||—|
Gleason during the 2008 IIHF World Championship
|Competitor for United States|
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- Associated Press (28 April 2009). "Hurricanes vs. Devils, 04/28/2009". hurricanes.nhl.com. Retrieved 29 November 2010.
- Associated Press (11 December 2009). "Hurricanes vs. Capitals, 12/11/2009". hurricanes.nhl.com. Retrieved 29 November 2010.
- Terrell Williams (2 March 2010). "Hurricanes to Welcome Home Olympic Medalists". hurricanes.nhl.com. Carolina Hurricanes. Retrieved 29 November 2010.
- "Maple Leafs trade for Tim Gleason". ESPN. Associated Press. 1 January 2014. Retrieved 9 January 2014.
- "Blueliners Gleason, O'Brien and Volchenkov put on waivers". The Sports Network. 2014-06-29. Retrieved 2014-06-29.
- Williams, Terrell. "Canes Agree to Terms with Tim Gleason". Carolina Hurricanes. Retrieved 3 July 2014.
- Tim Gleason's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Tim Gleason's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
|Ottawa Senators first round draft pick