Feature Friday: #6 Tim Gleason

Watch out Boulton! You have a Husky on your back! (AP Photo/John Amis)

At 6’0″ and 217# with more grit than a sandstone, Tim Gleason earned his nickname “Big Husky.” The Michigan native was born January 29, 1983. Before becoming an alternate captain for the Carolina Hurricanes, #6 played for the L.A. Kingsfor three years. Although, he was originally drafted in 2001 by Ottawa (1st Round, 23 Overall).

Tim became a Hurricane on September 29, 2006 along with Eric Belanger for Oleg Tverdovsky and Jack Johnson.

Gleason earned a Silver medal in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. In 2009-10 he lead his fellow defensemen with 149 hits. He ranked 16th among the league the year prior with 171 hits. He played an impressive 82 games (league ranked 3rd) last season for the Canes.

His favorite team growing up was the Detroit Red Wings. I like your taste Timmy.

There is only one way to truly “feature” Tim Gleason, and that is with bone-crushing, puck diving video:

When I mentioned grit…yeah, this is grit defined…

Big Husky…

Fastest glove drop I’ve ever seen!

OK, one more…

Topics: 2010 Winter Olympics, Big Husky, Carolina Hurricanes, LA Kings, Ottawa Senators, Tim Gleason

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