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
Timothy Patrick Gleason (born January 29, 1983) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman currently a free agent, last playing for the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL). Drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the first round, 23rd overall, at the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, Gleason has also played in the NHL for the Los Angeles Kings, Carolina Hurricanes and Toronto Maple Leafs.
After a standout junior career with the Ontario Hockey League (OHL)'s Windsor Spitfires, Gleason was drafted in the first round, 23rd 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 in exchange 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 Carolina Hurricanes on September 29, 2006, in exchange for defensemen Oleg Tverdovsky and Jack Johnson. Gleason stayed with the Hurricanes until January 1, 2014, when he was acquired by the Toronto Maple Leafs in a trade for John-Michael Liles and Dennis Robertson.  On June 30, 2014, however, Gleason was placed on unconditional waivers by the Maple Leafs for the purpose of a contract buyout.
On July 3, 2014, Gleason returned to the Carolina Hurricanes as a free agent, signing a one-year, $1.2 million contract. In the 2014–15 season, Gleason resumed his physical role on the Hurricanes' blueline, appearing in 55 games and registering seven points before he was traded to the Washington Capitals in exchange for Jack Hillen and a fourth-round draft pick in 2015 on February 28, 2015.
Gleason is known for his toughness and gritty play, including the diving effort he made for the Hurricanes to prevent the puck from leaving the offensive zone in Game 7 of the 2009 Eastern Conference Semi-finals against the New Jersey Devils, which ultimately led to a game-tying goal. He also took a puck to the face whilst playing against the Washington Capitals in 2009, but returned to the ice after multiple stitches to eventually score the tying goal on a breakaway.
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|
- NHL. "NHL Player Biography/Notes". nhl.com. 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.
- "Capitals acquire Gleason from Hurricanes for Hillen". National Hockey League. 2015-02-28. Retrieved 2015-02-28.
- Terrell Williams (2 March 2010). "Hurricanes to Welcome Home Olympic Medalists". hurricanes.nhl.com. Carolina Hurricanes. Retrieved 29 November 2010.
- 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.
- Tim Gleason's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Tim Gleason's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
|Ottawa Senators first round draft pick