Glenn Anderson - 1984 O-Pee-Chee

Glenn Christopher Anderson (October 2, 1960-) scored his first ever goal into his team’s own net, began playing organized hockey with the dream of winning an Olympic gold medal for Team Canada, but earned Hall of Fame status as one of the NHL’s most clutch scorers in the history of the game. The Edmonton Oilers selected Anderson in the fourth round of the 1979 NHL Entry Draft out of the University of Denver. Glenn played briefly in juniors, spent a year at the University of Denver where he starred scoring 55 points in 41 games and then made an unsuccessful bid with Team Canada at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympiad before joining the Oilers in 1980 on a permanent basis. Once Glenn joined the lineup in Edmonton, it seemed the final piece to the puzzle was in place and the Oilers became a perennial playoff team and Stanley Cup contender. After the four-year Stanley Cup run of the New York Islanders (1979-1983), the Edmonton Oilers became the next dynasty of the NHL and Anderson was one of the key, clutch scorers of the team, especially during the playoffs. Glenn was extremely fast and durable with an exceptional scoring touch that helped Edmonton win five Stanley Cups (1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990).

In nine of his first ten years in the NHL, Glenn scored 30 or more goals including four topping 40, two of which were 50-plus. After 11 years in Edmonton (1980-1991, 1995-96) and the Oilers dismantling, Anderson became somewhat of a gun for hire spending time with the Toronto Maple Leafs (1991-1994), the New York Rangers (1994) and the St. Louis Blues (1994-1996). Glenn teamed with former Oilers mate Mark Messier to bring the first Stanley Cup title to the Big Apple in 54 years when they captured the Cup in 1994. Glenn earned four NHL All-Star Game selections and is fifth on the all-time playoff goal-scoring list (93), fifth in playoff game-winning goals (17) and third in playoff overtime goals (5) behind only Wayne Gretzky and Maurice Richard. Glenn Anderson finished his NHL career after the 1995-96 season having netted 498 goals and 601 assists for 1,099 points in 1,129 career games while also posting a +201 plus/minus. In postseason play, Glenn tallied 93 goals and 121 assists in 225 career playoff games while winning six Stanley Cups. Glenn Anderson was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2008.


Condition Census (Explain)

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 GEM MT 10
1 GEM MT 10
1 GEM MT 10
1 GEM MT 10
1 GEM MT 10
2 MINT 9 (18)