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Born August 23, 1962 (1962-08-23) (age 47),
Pickering, Ontario, CAN
Height
Weight
5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
183 lb (83 kg; 13 st 1 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
Pro clubs Los Angeles Kings (1985–1989)
New York Islanders (1989–1993)
New York Rangers (1993–1997)
Toronto Maple Leafs (1997–2001)
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1985 – 2001

Glenn Healy (born August 23, 1962 in Pickering, Ontario, Canada) is the former 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 also a television sports commentator and 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.

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Biography

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Playing career

During his career, Healy played for the Los Angeles Kings, New York Islanders, New York Rangers and the Toronto Maple Leafs. During the 1993 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. There is a long standing story, repeated on air several times by Howie Rose, that claims Phil Esposito, the Lightning GM, claimed Healy with the intent to trade him back to the Islanders. However, legend says that Islanders GM, Don Maloney, put Esposito on hold for so long that he became enraged and hung up. He called the rival Rangers, who were looking for a backup goalie to Mike Richter, and a trade agreement was reached. Healy was a part of the Rangers Stanley Cup winning team in 1993-1994, 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.

Broadcasting career

After his 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

Glenn lives in Ajax, Ontario. He has three daughters. Glenn Healy is also a musician, playing the bagpipes in several bands around the Toronto area. He frequently plays the Warrior's Day Parade on the first Saturday of the CNE.

External links

References

  1. ^ Healy resigns as NHLPA's Director of Player Affairs

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