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Brian Lawton

Born:June 29, 1965Draft:1st overall Minnesota North Stars 1983
Hometown:New Brunswick, NJPosition:Center
Known For:Shoots/Catches:Left
National Team:United StatesCurrent Status:Retired

Brian Robert Lawton (born June 29, 1965) is an American former professional ice hockey player, agent, and general manager, who played 483 regular season games in the National Hockey League (NHL) between the 1983–84 and 1992–93 seasons. Drafted first overall by the Minnesota North Stars in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft, Lawton played for the North Stars, New York Rangers, Hartford Whalers, Quebec Nordiques, Boston Bruins, and San Jose Sharks and was the Tampa Bay Lightning general manager. He was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and raised in Cumberland, Rhode Island.

Brian Lawton of the Minnesota North Stars, Tom Barrasso of the Buffalo Sabres and third pick overall Pat LaFontaine
Tom Barrasso, Brian Lawton, and Pat LaFontaine at the 1983 NHL Draft. (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios/Getty Images)

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Staff History

  • Tampa Bay Lightning – VP. of Hockey Operations (2008 – 2009)
  • Tampa Bay Lightning – General Manager (2008 – 2010)
  • Tampa Bay Lightning – Ex. VP of Hockey Operations (2009 – 2010)
  • Norfolk Admirals – General Manager (2009 – 2010)