|Born|| October 27, 1958 |
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)|
|Played for|| Los Angeles Kings|
New York Rangers
Minnesota North Stars
Detroit Red Wings
After playing his college hockey at Bowling Green State University, Brian signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Kings in 1982.
During his tenure with the Kings, he would play on a line with Marcel Dionne and he would have his best year statistically in 1984–85 (31 goals, 54 assists). Despite this, he was traded to the New York Rangers in the middle of the 1985-86 NHL season.
Prior to the 1986-87 NHL season, Brian was traded to the Minnesota North Stars where he would score a career-high 32 goals.
Near the end of the 1988-89 NHL season, he acquired by the Calgary Flames for their playoff drive which paid off as the Flames won the Stanley Cup.
He would remain with the Flames for two more seasons and would close out his NHL career playing with the Detroit Red Wings for the 1991-92 NHL season.
On May 26, 2014, Brian was named senior vice president and general manager and of the Washington Capitals.
He first served as a pro scout, then director of player personnel and (for the seven seasons prior to being named the general manager), he was the assistant general manager under George McPhee.
- All-CCHA First Team (1981-82)
- AHCA West All-American (1981–82)