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Brian Finley
Born July 13, 1981 (1981-07-13) (age 40)
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Right
Played for Nashville Predators
Boston Bruins
NHL Draft 6th overall, 1999
Nashville Predators
Playing career 2002–2007

Brian Finley (born on July 13, 1981) is a former professional ice hockey goalie that played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Nashville Predators and the Boston Bruins.

Playing Career[]

Brian was drafted by the Nashville Predators in the first round (sixth overall) of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.

He played most of his junior hockey as a member of the Barrie Colts of the OHL. While with the Colts, Brian led the team to the Finals of the Memorial Cup in 2000 where they lost to the Rimouski Océanic 6–3.

He played as primarily the backup goalie for the Canadian Junior Hockey Team at the World Junior Hockey Tournament in 1999 and 2000.

On January 10, 2001, Brian was traded to the Brampton Battalion with Mississauga's seventh-round choice (Michael Root) in the 2001 OHL Midget Draft and Kitchener's 4th round choice (which was previously acquired and Brampton selected Tyler McCormick) in the 2002 OHL Priority Draft for David Chant, Tyler Hanchuk and Matt Grenier.

He missed the entire 2001-02 season due to a groin injury he sustained in the 2000-01 season which he re-injured in training camp on October 3, 2001.

Brian spent the majority of his career playing in the AHL for the Milwaukee Admirals as a solid goalie. He won the Calder Cup with the Admirals in 2004.

He played two career games for the Nashville Predators in the NHL, allowing 10 goals in 107 minutes.

When the Predators chose not to qualify Brian after the 2005–06 season, he signed as a free agent with the Boston Bruins on July 17, 2006.

During the 2006–07 season, he played ten games for the Providence Bruins and two games for the Boston Bruins.

This would be Brian's last professional season because after the 2006–07 season, he became a Group 6 unrestricted free agent and chose to retire, having played just four NHL games.