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Brian Engblom

Brian Engblom

Defenseman
BIRTHDATE: January 27, 1955
BIRTHPLACE: Winnipeg, MB, Canada
DRAFTED: MTL / 1975 NHL Amateur Draft
ROUND: 2nd   (22nd overall)
WCHA First All-Star Team (1975) NCAA West First All-American Team (1975) AHL First All-Star Team (1977) Eddie Shore Award (AHL Outstanding Defenseman) (1977) NHL Plus/Minus Leader (1981) NHL Second All-Star Team (1982) Traded to Washington by Montreal with Rod Langway, Doug Jarvis and Craig Laughlin for Ryan Walter and Rick Green, September 9, 1982. Traded to Los Angeles by Washington with Ken Houston for Larry Murphy, October 18, 1983. Traded to Buffalo by Los Angeles with Doug Smith for Larry Playfair, Sean McKenna and Ken Baumgartner, January 30, 1986. Traded to Calgary by Buffalo for Jim Korn, October 3, 1986. Suffered eventual career-ending neck injury in game vs. Quebec, December 12, 1986.
Quote of the Day

This is a big year for us in a lot of ways. You can see Garth and management really trying to find that solution to get us into the playoffs and consistently have that. The pressure is great. You have to enjoy it. It just means there's a great opportunity ahead of you.

— Islanders captain John Tavares