Glenn Healy, executive director of the NHL Alumni Association, joins Deb Placey on the eighth installment of "NHL Executive Suite."
The retired goalie who played 15 NHL seasons with the Los Angeles Kings, New York Islanders, New York Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs unveils a secret he's guarded for years: his hobby of playing in a pipe band that's taken him around the world and allowed him the chance to perform with Paul McCartney. Healy also shares his earliest hockey memories, including putting on his first pair of Gordie Howe skates and how he never touched the puck when a skater persuaded him to try the goalie position.
The undrafted free agent signed with the Kings on June 13, 1985 and recalls playing with Wayne Gretzky in Los Angeles and what that meant as a transformational time in hockey history. Healy also played under coach Al Arbour with the Islanders and was the starting goalie during their run to the Eastern Conference Final in 1993. He won the Stanley Cup with the Rangers in 1994 and finished his NHL career with his hometown Maple Leafs in 2001. Healy also discusses his time as a broadcaster for "Hockey Night in Canada," what he did on his day with the Cup and his intermission show "Heels and Flats," co-hosted with former Islanders teammate Patrick Flatley.
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