Glenn Healy

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Glenn Healy
Born (1962-08-23) August 23, 1962 (age 51)
Pickering, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight 183 lb (83 kg; 13 st 1 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for Los Angeles Kings
New York Islanders
New York Rangers
Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1985–2001

Glenn Healy (born August 23, 1962) is a former ice hockey goaltender who played for 15 years in the National Hockey League. Prior to that, he was a member of the Western Michigan University hockey team, and 1985 graduate of the school. He also served as the director of player affairs for the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA). He resigned on September 3, 2009 in the wake of the firing of NHLPA Executive Director Paul Kelly.[1] In his capacity as director of player affairs, Healy also served as a non-voting member on the National Hockey League (NHL) Competition Committee, overseeing the NHLPA's interests regarding rule and equipment issues and player safety matters. Healy is currently a television sports commentator.

Biography[edit]

Playing career[edit]

During his career, Healy played for the Los Angeles Kings, New York Islanders, New York Rangers and the Toronto Maple Leafs. During the 1992–93 season, he helped lead an up-start New York Islander team to the Wales Conference Finals, shocking the two-time defending Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins along the way. In the 1993 off-season, the Islanders lost Healy to the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in the expansion draft. The next day he was claimed by the Tampa Bay Lightning in phase two of the draft. The very same day Healy was traded to the New York Rangers for a third round pick. Healy was a part of the Rangers Stanley Cup winning team in 1993-94, and he played 68 playoff minutes that year. During the 1995–96 season, Healy won both the Rangers Good Guy Award and the Rangers Fan Club Ceil Saidel Award. At the time he won these awards, he was the Rangers' number-one goalie while Mike Richter was injured.[citation needed]

Broadcasting career[edit]

After his long playing career he served as hockey colour commentator and analyst, first for the CBC and then for TSN. He also served as the secondary colour commentator for the NHL on TSN and as an ice-level analyst for TSN's regional Toronto Maple Leafs telecasts. At the start of the 2009–10 NHL Season, he moved back to analyzing games for CBC's Hockey Night in Canada.

Healy created the "Loch Ness Monster" hockey analysis segment for TSN, in which he picked a player (or players) who was supposed to be a key player that night but did not turn out to be (the tagline being that the player is "the monster you hear about but don't see"). Bagpipes can be heard in the background and the chosen player is dubbed "tonight's Nessie". One notable occurrence was the March 29, 2008, broadcast of the Boston Bruins' 4-0 win over the Ottawa Senators, where Healy selected the entire Senators team that night as the "Nessie". The segment's title is a parody of fellow analyst Pierre McGuire's "Monster" segment, which focuses on a player's whose contributions have been particularly effective.

Healy was also a colour analyst for the 2007 Casino Rama Curling Skins Game finals on TSN. [1]

Personal life[edit]

Healy lives in Ajax, Ontario. He has three daughters (Megan, Rachel, and Bridget) and has been married to his wife, Susie, since 1990. He is also a musician, playing the bagpipes in several bands around the Toronto area. Healy frequently plays the Warrior's Day Parade on the first Saturday of the Canadian National Exhibition. He is very well known in his hometown region of the Eastern GTA (Greater Toronto Area) for his philanthropic efforts and numorous fundraising activities.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

   
Season Team League GP W L T OT MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1981-82 Western Michigan University CCHA 27 7 19 1 - 1,569 116 0 4.44 -
1982-83 Western Michigan University CCHA 30 8 19 2 - 1,732 116 0 4.01 -
1983-84 Western Michigan University CCHA 38 19 16 3 - 2,241 146 0 3.90 -
1984-85 Western Michigan University CCHA 37 21 14 2 - 2,171 118 0 3.26 -
1985-86 Los Angeles Kings NHL 1 0 0 0 - 51 6 0 7.06 .829
1985-86 Toledo Goaldiggers IHL 7 - - - - 402 28 0 4.18 -
1985-86 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 43 21 15 4 - 2,410 160 0 3.98 -
1986-87 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 47 21 15 0 - 2,828 173 1 3.67 -
1987-88 Los Angeles Kings NHL 34 12 18 1 - 1,865 135 1 4.34 .868
1988-89 Los Angeles Kings NHL 48 25 19 2 - 2,699 192 0 4.27 .872
1989–90 New York Islanders NHL 39 12 19 6 - 2,197 128 2 3.49 .894
1990–91 New York Islanders NHL 53 18 24 9 - 2,999 166 0 3.32 .893
1991–92 New York Islanders NHL 37 14 16 4 - 1,960 124 1 3.80 .881
1992–93 New York Islanders NHL 47 22 20 2 - 2,655 146 1 3.30 .889
1993–94 New York Rangers NHL 29 10 12 2 - 1,368 69 2 3.03 .878
1994–95 New York Rangers NHL 17 8 6 1 - 888 35 1 2.36 .907
1995-96 New York Rangers NHL 44 17 14 11 - 2,654 124 2 2.90 .900
1996-97 New York Rangers NHL 23 5 12 4 - 1,357 59 1 2.61 .907
1997–98 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 21 4 10 2 - 1,068 53 0 2.98 .883
1998–99 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 9 6 3 0 - 546 27 0 2.97 .895
1998–99 Chicago Wolves IHL 10 6 3 1 - 597 33 0 3.32 .889
1999–2000 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 20 9 10 0 - 1,164 59 2 3.04 .888
2000–01 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 15 4 7 3 - 871 38 0 2.62 .885
NHL totals 437 166 190 47 - 24,254 1361 13 3.37 .888

Playoffs[edit]

   
Season Team League GP W L T OT MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1985-86 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 2 0 2 - - 49 11 0 5.55 -
1986-87 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 7 3 4 - - 427 19 0 2.67 -
1987-88 Los Angeles Kings NHL 4 1 3 - - 238 20 0 5.04 .843
1988-89 Los Angeles Kings NHL 3 0 1 - - 97 6 0 3.72 .898
1989–90 New York Islanders NHL 4 1 2 - - 166 9 0 3.25 .886
1992–93 New York Islanders NHL 18 9 8 - - 1,109 59 0 3.19 .887
1993–94 New York Rangers NHL 2 0 0 - - 68 1 0 0.89 .941
1994–95 New York Rangers NHL 5 2 1 - - 230 13 0 3.39 .860
1998–99 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 1 0 0 - - 20 0 0 0.00 1.000
NHL totals 37 13 15 - - 1,928 108 0 3.36 .880

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
All-CCHA Second Team 1984-85

References[edit]

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Mike David
CCHA Most Valuable Player in Tournament
1984
Succeeded by
Norm Foster