Tim Gleason

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Tim Gleason
Tim Gleason 2013-2.jpg
Born (1983-01-29) January 29, 1983 (age 32)
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
Free Agent
Los Angeles Kings
Carolina Hurricanes
Toronto Maple Leafs
Washington Capitals
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 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.

Playing career[edit]

Junior[edit]

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.

Professional[edit]

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.[1] 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. [2] On June 30, 2014, however, Gleason was placed on unconditional waivers by the Maple Leafs for the purpose of a contract buyout.[3]

On July 3, 2014, Gleason returned to the Carolina Hurricanes as a free agent, signing a one-year, $1.2 million contract.[4] 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.[5]

International[edit]

Gleason played for the United States at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, winning a silver medal.[6]

Playing style[edit]

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 to a game-tying goal.[7] 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.[8]

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
2014–15 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 55 1 6 7 44
2014–15 Washington Capitals NHL 17 0 2 2 11 14 0 1 1 5
NHL totals 727 17 125 142 701 32 1 5 6 37
TimGleason2008IIHF.jpg
Gleason during the 2008 IIHF World Championship
Medal record
Competitor for  United States
Ice hockey
Winter Olympics
Silver medal – second place 2010 Vancouver

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2000 United States U17 4th 6 1 1 2 2
2001 United States WJC 5th 7 0 1 1 2
2003 United States WJC 4th 1 0 0 0 0
2008 United States WC 6th 6 0 1 1 6
2010 United States OG 2nd 6 0 0 0 0
Junior totals 14 1 2 3 4
Senior totals 12 0 1 1 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ NHL. "NHL Player Biography/Notes". nhl.com. Retrieved 29 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Maple Leafs trade for Tim Gleason". ESPN. Associated Press. 1 January 2014. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Blueliners Gleason, O'Brien and Volchenkov put on waivers". The Sports Network. 2014-06-29. Retrieved 2014-06-29. 
  4. ^ Williams, Terrell. "Canes Agree to Terms with Tim Gleason". Carolina Hurricanes. Retrieved 3 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Capitals acquire Gleason from Hurricanes for Hillen". National Hockey League. 2015-02-28. Retrieved 2015-02-28. 
  6. ^ Terrell Williams (2 March 2010). "Hurricanes to Welcome Home Olympic Medalists". hurricanes.nhl.com. Carolina Hurricanes. Retrieved 29 November 2010. 
  7. ^ Associated Press (28 April 2009). "Hurricanes vs. Devils, 04/28/2009". hurricanes.nhl.com. Retrieved 29 November 2010. 
  8. ^ Associated Press (11 December 2009). "Hurricanes vs. Capitals, 12/11/2009". hurricanes.nhl.com. Retrieved 29 November 2010. 

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