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Glenn Anderson

Born:October 2, 1960Draft:1979 Oilers #69 Overall
Hometown:Vancouver, BCPosition:RW
Known For:6x Stanley CupShoots:Left
National Team:CanadaCurrent Status:Retired

Glenn Chris Anderson (born October 2, 1960) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player who played 16 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Rangers, and St. Louis Blues. Anderson was known to have a knack for stepping up in big games, which garnered him the reputation of a “money” player. His five playoff overtime goals rank third in NHL history, while his 17 playoff game-winning goals put him fifth all-time. During the playoffs, Anderson accumulated 93 goals, 121 assists, and 214 points, the fourth, ninth, and fourth-most in NHL history. Anderson is also first all-time in regular season game-winning goals in Oilers history with 72.

At a young age, Anderson admired the European aspects of the game. He was known to have a liking for participating in international tournaments, more so than his NHL contemporaries. When he was drafted by the Oilers in 1979, he chose to play for Team Canada at the 1980 Winter Olympics instead of immediately joining the Oilers. Anderson won gold at the 1984 and the 1987 Canada Cup and he was a silver medalist at the 1989 Ice Hockey World Championships. During his NHL career, Anderson was part of six Stanley Cup winning teams (he won five as a member of the Oilers and one as a member of the Rangers) and he was a participant at four All-Star Games. He is one of only seven Oilers players to have won all five Cups in franchise history. Anderson was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on November 10, 2008 and his jersey number, 9, was retired by the Oilers on January 18, 2009.

Glenn Anderson of the Edmonton Oilers
Canadian professional ice hockey player Glenn Anderson of the Edmonton Oilers skates on the ice during a road game against the Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles, 1980s. Anderson was with the Oilers from 1980 to 1991. (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios/Getty Images)

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Achievements

  • Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2008
  • 6x Stanley Cup Champion (1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1994)
  • World Championship Silver Medal (1989)
  • 2x Canada Cup Champion (1985, 1988)
  • Canada Cup Runner-Up (1982)
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