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Brian Willsie

Brian Willsie  #21

Right Wing
NUMBER: 21 BIRTHDATE: March 16, 1978
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Belmont, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 202 DRAFTED: COL / 1996 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 6th   (146th overall)
OHL First All-Star Team (1998) Claimed by Washington from Colorado in Waiver Draft, October 3, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Ljubljana (Slovenia), October 8, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Portland (AHL), December 15, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, July 4, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, July 15, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Washington, July 14, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, July 7, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Turku (Finland), August 20, 2012. Loaned to Kloten (Swiss) by Turku (Finland) for remainder of 2012-13 season, February 14, 2013. Officially announced his retirement, July 20, 2015.
Quote of the Day

Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
World Cup of Hockey 2016