Monday, April 4, 2011

Glenn Brydson

In eight seasons right winger Glenn Brydson, known by his nickname of Swampy, played in 299 NHL contests with the Montreal Maroons, St. Louis Eagles, New York Rangers and Chicago Black Hawks.

The Maroons signed him as a free agent after a notable 1931 season saw him lead the amateur Montreal AAA to a strong showing at the Allan Cup. He would play with the Maroons for four seasons, before being traded to the St. Louis Eagles in exchange for legendary goalie Alex Connell.

The following year Brydson moved to New York to play with the Rangers, only to be traded mid-season to Chicago. Interestingly, the way the schedule played out, the trade allowed Brydson to play in 52 games in a 48 game schedule.

Brydson would play with Chicago through to 1938. He would bounce around the minor leagues during the war years.

He retired in 1943 and ran his own hotel for many years. He died in Rockwood, Ontario on December 8th, 1993.

The native of Swansea, Ontario was the younger brother of Gord Brydson, a noted Toronto golfer who also briefly played with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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