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Bryan Hextall, Jr.
Born May 23, 1941 (1941-05-23) (age 80)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
Played for New York Rangers
Vancouver Canucks
Pittsburgh Penguins
Atlanta Flames
Detroit Red Wings
Minnesota North Stars
Playing career 1958–1979

Bryan Hextall, Jr. (born Bryan Lee Hextall Jr. on May 23, 1941) is a retired National Hockey League (NHL) forward who played for the New York Rangers, the Vancouver Canucks, the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Atlanta Flames, the Detroit Red Wings and the Minnesota North Stars.

He is the son of Bryan Hextall, the brother of Dennis Hextall, the father of Ron Hextall and the grandfather of Brett Hextall.

Playing Career[]

Bryan played his junior hockey for the Brandon Wheat Kings where he developed a blend of toughness and scoring ability.

After playing a season with the Kitchener-Waterloo Beavers, he began playing for the New York Rangers in 1962, but was later sent to the minors where he played for 7 years.

In 1969, the Pittsburgh Penguins acquired Bryan and during his time in Pittsburgh, he established himself as a fighter who could score a respectable share of goals in between bouts.

In 1974, Bryan was placed on waivers and had some brief stints with the Atlanta Flames, Detroit Red Wings and Minnesota North Stars before retiring from the NHL in 1976.

Bryan stayed on with the Minnesota North Stars as a scout for one season before returning home to Manitoba.

Accolades[]

  • Calder Cup Championship AHL (1968)
  • WHL Championship (1969)
  • Named an “Honoured Member” of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame
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