|6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
190 lb (86 kg)
Toronto Maple Leafs
New York Rangers
St. Louis Blues
|Born||October 2 1969
Vancouver British Columbia, Canada
|NHL Draft||#69, 1979
|Pro Career||1980-81 – 1996-97|
Glenn Christopher Anderson (Born - October 2, 1960 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey right winger in the National Hockey League who played for the Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Rangers, and St. Louis Blues.
Anderson played for the University of Denver in the NCAA for a year before joining the Canadian National Team in 1979-80, helping to represent Canada at the 1980 Winter Olympics. He also played with the Seattle Breakers in the WHL that season. The Oilers drafted him in the fourth round of the 1979 NHL Entry Draft (69th overall). He joined the Oilers roster in the 1980-81 season.
He was traded (with Grant Fuhr) to the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1991, where he played two seasons and part of another. There, he reached the 1000th point plateau and played a key role in the Leaf's 1993 playoff run to the Conference Finals. The Leafs traded Anderson to the Rangers (for Mike Gartner) just in time for their 1994 Stanley Cup win.
Although Anderson played the 1994-95 with the St. Louis Blues and the 1995-96 season split with the Oilers and the Blues, he did not play much in the NHL after his time winning the 1994 Stanley Cup with the Rangers, playing only another 68 regular season and 17 playoff games split over those two seasons (he also played part of 1994-95 with the European hockey teams Lukko Rauma of the FNL and with the Augsburg Panthers of the DEL in 1994-95 and 1995-96). He was also, briefly, a Vancouver Canuck, but never played with them as upon signing with them as a free agent in January 1996 after coming back from playing with the Augsburg Panthers he had to clear waivers, and the Oilers claimed him. (At the time, it was assumed this was long-awaited revenge for the Canucks having claimed Colin Campbell from waivers off the Oilers in the early 1980s. Then-GM Glen Sather is reputed to have never forgotten that incident, as he felt that the Canucks had agreed to not claim Campbell.) Due to the Oilers grabbing him from waivers, Anderson was reluctant on his return stint in Edmonton, as the team was no longer the same team he had won Stanley Cups with. Sather had hoped that Anderson could guide the then young, rebuilding Oilers with his leadership and experience, while also hoping to see Anderson hit his expected career milestones of 500 goals and 600 assists as an Oiler (he would not hit 500 goals but did get the 600 assists milestone but not as an Oiler). In 17 games on his return to the Oilers, he still managed 10 points (4 goals, 6 assists) before being claimed on waivers by the St. Louis Blues from the Edmonton Oilers (Anderson requested Sather to let him go if near the trade deadline that the Oilers were not playoff bound), for another stint with the Blues (15 games, 2 goals, 2 assists, 4 points) where he finished off the remainder of the 1995-96 season. In the 1996 playoffs, Anderson played 11 games producing 5 points (1 goal, 4 assists) in his final post-season in the NHL.
Glenn Anderson has not been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame (HHOF). Many supporters felt that his 6 Stanley Cup rings and his statistics - particularly in the playoffs - warranted inclusion. However, his playing career was clouded by problems relating to the media, and his retirement has been marred by documented failures to make child support payments.
Anderson was noted for his aggressive "to the net" playing style, typifying the NHL power forward in the early 1980s. As an NHL player, he scored 498 goals and 601 assists in 1129 regular season games, and added another 93 goals and 121 assists in 225 playoff games. Noted as a "clutch" player, he was able to score key goals when the team most needed them. He scored 5 playoff overtime goals, second only to Maurice Richard's 6. On top of that he had 17 playoff game winning goals, good for 5th in the all time history of the NHL.
Glenn Anderson won 5 Stanley Cups with the Oilers and another with the Rangers. He represented Canada at the 1980 Olympic Games, as well as twice at the World Championships and twice at the Canada Cup.
|1977-78||New Westminster Bruins||WCHL||1||0||1||1||2||--||--||--||--||--|
|1978-79||U. of Denver||WCHA||41||26||29||55||58|
|1991-92||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||72||24||33||57||100||--||--||--||--||--|
|1992-93||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||76||22||43||65||117||21||7||11||18||31|
|1993-94||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||73||17||18||35||50||--||--||--||--||--|
|1993-94||New York Rangers||NHL||12||4||2||6||12||23||3||3||6||42|
|1994-95||St. Louis Blues||NHL||36||12||14||26||37||6||1||1||2||49|
|1995-96||St. Louis Blues||NHL||15||2||2||4||6||11||1||4||5||6|
|1979-80||Canadian National Team||Intl|
|1994-95||Canadian National Team||Intl||26||11||8||19||40|
|1995-96||Canadian National Team||Intl||11||4||4||8||39|