LAKings.com's Mike Kalinowski continued his Catching Up With... series this week with his discussion with former King Glenn Goldup.
Catching Up With Glenn Goldup
Name: Glen Goldup
Position: Right Wing
Born: April 26, 1953 (St. Catharines, Ontario)
Drafted: Selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the second round (17th overall) of the 1973 NHL Amateur Draft.
Acquired By Kings: Traded to Los Angeles by Montreal with Montreal's third round choice (later traded to Detroit) in the 1978 NHL Amateur Draft for Los Angeles' third round choice in the 1977 NHL Amateur Draft and first round choice in the 1978 NHL Amateur Draft on June 12, 1976.
Years With The Kings: 1976-82
Career With The Kings:
Other Noteworthy Accomplishments:
- Recorded 118 points (52-66=118) and 299 penalty minutes in 273 career regular season games with the Kings.
- Scored two goals in his first career playoff game with the Kings (vs. Atlanta in 1977).
- Was Named the Kings Outstanding Rookie following the 1976-77 season even though he appeared in only 28 regular season games that season (injured his knee in training camp).
- Put together his best year with the Kings during the 1978-79 season when he reached career highs for goals (15), assists (22), points (37), penalty minutes (89) and games played (73).
- Was known for his physical play and his versatility as he played both right wing and left wing during his career with the Kings.
What He’s Doing Now:
- His dad, Hank, was a forward who played with both Toronto and the New York Rangers in the 1940’s.
- Lived in Manhattan Beach during his Kings career.
- An avid golfer during his playing days.
- Currently the General Sales Manager for The Fan 590, a radio station in Toronto, Ontario.
- Responsible for 10 reps at the station.
- The knee injury he suffered during Kings training camp in 1976 kept him out of the line-up until February of 1977.
- Went through two ownership changes, two general managers and three head coaches during his first three seasons with the Kings.
- Skated with Mike Murphy, Butch Goring, Tommy Williams and Jim Fox while usually skating on the second or third line for the Kings.
- His game was in the corners, battling for the puck.
- Says he was a jokester (Along with Dave Hutchison and Jerry Korab) back then because it helped to build team unity.
- Keeps in touch with old teammates like Dave Taylor, Charlie Simmer and Mike Murphy through his job at the radio station.
- Says his first job after hockey was sweeping out a warehouse for six dollars an hour.