SPORT | Hockey
POSITION | Forward
YEAR OF INDUCTION | 2007
(1972 – )
Brian spent his early life in Bothwell where he began his hockey career. As a novice player he scored 413 goals and people would come from miles around to see him play. Brian’s family moved to Chatham in 1981 where Brian’s hockey exploits continued in travel atom, pee wee, and bantam. He went on to play for the Jr. “C” Dresden Kings, the Jr. “B” Chatham Mic Macs, and the University of Michigan Wolverines before turning to professional hockey.
Brian excelled at all levels leading to individual and team honours until concussions cut short his career at age 29.
1986 to 1990
1986 – 1987 – Dresden Junior Kings – as a 15 year old played in 33 games scoring 12 goals and assisting on 29 others
1987 – 1990 – Chatham Mic Macs – in 3 seasons scored 313 points including, an OHA record setting, 147 points in that season
1989 – 1990 – led the team to the Western Jr. “B” League Championship – was drafted by the Junior “A” Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League but chose to play Junior “B” and go to college in the U. S.
1990 – 1994 – University Of Michigan – in 4 years scored 248 points – as freshman scored 58 points to lead all Freshmen, was named CCHA Rookie of the Year, and was named to the All Freshman Team – in final year (1994) was on the CCHFirst All-Star team as well as being named to the NCAA West First All-American Team – was finalist for the Hobey Baker Award as best player in U. S. college hockey
1991 – was chosen by New York Rangers in 11th round (257th overall) of the Entry Draft – played 6 seasons with the Chicago Wolves (IHL), St. John’s Maple Leafs (AHL), and Houston Aeros (IHL)
1996 – 1997 season – played 3 games in the NHL with Toronto Maple Leafs in the
1998 & 1999 – was on IHL First All-Star Team
1999 – won Leo Lamoureux Memorial Trophy as Top Scorer in IHL in (109 points) – won James Gatschene Memorial Trophy as MVP in IHL – led team to Turner Cup victory
Brian presently (2017) is an assistant hockey coach at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor
Games 166, goals 84, assists 164 (a Michigan record), points 248, penalty minutes 218
Professional Career Statistics
Games 449, goals 145, assists 370, points 515, penalty minutes 496