Glenn Healy

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Glenn Healy
Born(1962-08-23) August 23, 1962 (age 52)
Pickering, ON, CAN
Height5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight183 lb (83 kg; 13 st 1 lb)
PositionGoaltender
CaughtLeft
Played forLos Angeles Kings
New York Islanders
New York Rangers
Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL DraftUndrafted
Playing career1985–2001
 
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Glenn Healy
Born(1962-08-23) August 23, 1962 (age 52)
Pickering, ON, CAN
Height5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight183 lb (83 kg; 13 st 1 lb)
PositionGoaltender
CaughtLeft
Played forLos Angeles Kings
New York Islanders
New York Rangers
Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL DraftUndrafted
Playing career1985–2001

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 before he joined the NHL on Sportsnet crew in 2014.

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]

  
SeasonTeamLeagueGPWLTOTMINGASOGAASV%
1981-82Western Michigan UniversityCCHA277191-1,56911604.44-
1982-83Western Michigan UniversityCCHA308192-1,73211604.01-
1983-84Western Michigan UniversityCCHA3819163-2,24114603.90-
1984-85Western Michigan UniversityCCHA3721142-2,17111803.26-
1985-86Los Angeles KingsNHL1000-51607.06.829
1985-86Toledo GoaldiggersIHL7----4022804.18-
1985-86New Haven NighthawksAHL4321154-2,41016003.98-
1986-87New Haven NighthawksAHL4721150-2,82817313.67-
1987-88Los Angeles KingsNHL3412181-1,86513514.34.868
1988-89Los Angeles KingsNHL4825192-2,69919204.27.872
1989–90New York IslandersNHL3912196-2,19712823.49.894
1990–91New York IslandersNHL5318249-2,99916603.32.893
1991–92New York IslandersNHL3714164-1,96012413.80.881
1992–93New York IslandersNHL4722202-2,65514613.30.889
1993–94New York RangersNHL2910122-1,3686923.03.878
1994–95New York RangersNHL17861-8883512.36.907
1995-96New York RangersNHL44171411-2,65412422.90.900
1996-97New York RangersNHL235124-1,3575912.61.907
1997–98Toronto Maple LeafsNHL214102-1,0685302.98.883
1998–99Toronto Maple LeafsNHL9630-5462702.97.895
1998–99Chicago WolvesIHL10631-5973303.32.889
1999–00Toronto Maple LeafsNHL209100-1,1645923.04.888
2000–01Toronto Maple LeafsNHL15473-8713802.62.885
NHL totals43716619047-24,2541361133.37.888

Playoffs[edit]

  
SeasonTeamLeagueGPWLTOTMINGASOGAASV%
1985-86New Haven NighthawksAHL202--491105.55-
1986-87New Haven NighthawksAHL734--4271902.67-
1987-88Los Angeles KingsNHL413--2382005.04.843
1988-89Los Angeles KingsNHL301--97603.72.898
1989–90New York IslandersNHL412--166903.25.886
1992–93New York IslandersNHL1898--1,1095903.19.887
1993–94New York RangersNHL200--68100.89.941
1994–95New York RangersNHL521--2301303.39.860
1998–99Toronto Maple LeafsNHL100--20000.001.000
NHL totals371315--1,92810803.36.880

Awards and honours[edit]

AwardYear
All-CCHA Second Team1984–85
AHCA West Second-Team All-American1984–85

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