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Born January 28, 1955 (1955-01-28) (age 54),
Winnipeg, MAN, CAN
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Pro clubs Montreal Canadiens
Washington Capitals
Los Angeles Kings
Buffalo Sabres
Calgary Flames
Ntl. team  Canada
NHL Draft 22nd overall, 1975
Montreal Canadiens
WHA Draft 22nd overall, 1974
Winnipeg Jets
Career 1975 – 1987

Brian Engblom (born January 28, 1955 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is an ice hockey broadcaster and retired Canadian professional hockey defenceman.



Engblom played collegiately at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and was drafted 22nd overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1975 NHL Entry Draft. He played his first two professional seasons with Montreal's AHL affiliate Nova Scotia Voyageurs before playing in his first NHL game in the 1977 Stanley Cup playoffs with Montreal. He won three Stanley Cups, in 1977, 1978, and 1979 with the Canadiens. Engblom's name was left off the Cup in 1977, because he played no regular season games. He played in two playoff games, and did not play in the finals.

In 1982, while Engblom was establishing himself as a top NHL defenseman, he was involved in a blockbuster trade that saw himself, Doug Jarvis, Rod Langway and Craig Laughlin dealt to the Washington Capitals in exchange for Rick Green and Ryan Walter. A season later, he was dealt with Ken Houston to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for future Hall Of Famer Larry Murphy. He finished his career with stints for the Buffalo Sabres, and Calgary Flames. Playing in eleven NHL seasons, Engblom finished in NHL career with 29 goals and 177 assists.

Broadcasting career

Engblom was an NHL studio analyst and color commentator for ESPN from 1992–93 through 2003–04 and currently handles both duties on Versus. He also does post-game analysis for the Colorado Avalanche on Altitude Sports and Entertainment.

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