Carolina Hurricanes
Carolina Hurricanes
Tim Gleason
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POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 0"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 217
BIRTHDATE: 01/29/1983
AGE: 31
BIRTHPLACE: Clawson, MI, USA
DRAFTED: OTT: 2001-23 overall
Rights traded to Los Angeles by Ottawa for Bryan Smolinski, March 11, 2003. Traded to Carolina by Los Angeles with Eric Belanger for Oleg Tverdovsky and Jack Johnson, September 29, 2006. Traded to Toronto by Carolina for John-Michael Liles and Dennis Robertson, January 1, 2014. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, July 3, 2014.
Personal
Tim and his wife, Candice, have a daughter, Olivia Grace (3), and a son, Grady (2)… They spend their summers in Clarkston, MI… Tim enjoys jet skiing and golf in the offseason… His favorite hockey team growing up was Detroit and his favorite player was Steve Yzerman… His first youth team was Little Caesars in Michigan… Tim donates a suite at PNC Arena to the Wounded Warriors several times each season… His favorite movie is Braveheart, favorite television show is Rescue Me, favorite magazine is Men’s Health and favorite book is Lone Survivor… Tim’s most-prized possession is his Olympic silver medal… His favorite food is sushi and favorite websites are NHL.com, YouTube.com, hockeyfights.com and tsn.ca… The person from history he would most like to meet is George Washington and the current celebrity he would most like to meet is Tom Hanks… His favorite holiday is Christmas and favorite vacation spot is Cabo… He wears number 6 because it was his number in junior hockey… Tim speaks Spanish and likes to watch movies and read books to kill time on the road… His game-day ritual includes taking a nap and relaxing with the family… Tim hopes to own a farm when his hockey career is over… His favorite athlete outside of hockey is Tom Brady… His all-time favorite former teammate is Niclas Wallin and his favorite thing about playing pro hockey is doing what he always dreamed of doing… His favorite road arena is the Bell Centre, favorite road city is Montreal and favorite team to play against is Detroit… Tim’s favorite thing to do in the Triangle is go to North Hills.

2013-2014 Season
Completed his 10th NHL season and eighth with the Hurricanes, also spending time with the Toronto Maple Leafs after a trade on 1/1… Had one assist in 17 games with Carolina prior to the trade… Earned five points (1g, 4a) in 39 games with Toronto… Skated in his 600th NHL game at COL (10/25)… Earned an assist at PHX (12/14)… Made his Maple Leafs debut vs. NYI (1/7)… Earned his first point with Toronto with an assist vs. NJ (1/12)… Netted his first goal of the season and first with the Maple Leafs at WPG (1/25)… Was named third star in back-to-back games, 1/28 vs. TB and 1/30 vs. FLA… Missed 21 games due to injury (concussion: 10/4-10/24, upper-body: 11/2-11/12; lower-body: 11/24-12/5).

Career
Is in his 11th NHL season and ninth with Carolina… Signed a four-year contract extension on 1/30/12 to remain with the Hurricanes through the 2015-16 season… Represented the United States at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, and was (+3) in six games played as the Americans won silver… Also played for Team USA at the 2008 IIHF World Championship, the 2003 World Junior Championship (limited to one game because of a foot injury) and the 2001 World Junior Championship (7 games played, 1 assist)…

1999-00: Was selected as a member of the OHL All-Rookie Second Team after tallying 18 points (5g, 13a) and 101 penalty minutes in 55 games with Windsor of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL)… Led all Windsor defensemen with six points (2g, 4a) in 12 playoff games…

2000-01: Served as alternate captain for Windsor and led all club blue-liners in team scoring… Named Windsor’s Most Outstanding Defenseman… Was teammates with Jason Spezza, Ottawa’s first-round choice in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft…

2001-02: Led all club defensemen and finished second overall in team scoring… His 42 assists also ranked second on the team and he led the club with 67 games played… Finished third on the club in playoff scoring with 20 points (7g, 13a) in 16 post-season contests…

2002-03: Led all Windsor defensemen in scoring and captained his team… Skated for the Western Conference at the 2002 OHL All-Star Game… Co-led the club in playoff goals with five in seven post-season games… Completed his junior hockey career with 151 points (37g, 114a) and 409 penalty minutes in 214 regular season games over four seasons…

2003-04: Made his NHL debut (at age 20) with the Kings at DET (10/9)… Played in the Kings’ first 20 games of the season and picked up his first career point (an assist) in his third NHL game at CHI (10/12)… Finished the season with seven points (0g, 7a) in 47 games with the Kings… Also collected eight points (0g, 8a) in 22 games with the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League (AHL)…

2004-05: Finished second in scoring among Manchester (AHL) defensemen with 24 points (10g, 14a) in 67 games… Led all Monarchs defensemen in goals with 10… Three of his 10 goals were game-winners including one overtime game-winner… Was a (+17) for the season…

2005-06: Completed his first full NHL season, playing in a career-high 78 games for the Los Angeles Kings… Finished second among Kings skaters with 141 hits and third on the team with 117 blocked shots… Also established career highs in assists (19) and points (21)… Had six points (0g, 6a) and a (+5) rating in 12 October games… Appeared in his 100th NHL game vs. EDM (1/26)… Scored his first career goal in his 103rd NHL game at CBJ (2/8)… Finished the season with an even or better rating in each of his last 10 games…

2006-07: Ranked fifth on the team in blocked shots (80) and third among Hurricanes defensemen in hits (113)… Made his Hurricanes debut, blocking five shots in 26:51 of ice time vs. BUF (10/4)… Assisted on Ladd’s power-play goal at WSH (10/7) for his first point with Carolina… Had seven penalty minutes at PHI (12/19), including his first fight in a Carolina uniform when he sparred with the Flyers’ Ben Eager… Suffered a broken right foot when he blocked a shot vs. FLA (12/23)… Beat Martin Brodeur for his first goal with the Hurricanes vs. NJ (3/15)… Missed 25 total games due to injury…

2007-08: Earned then-career highs in games played (80), goals (3), penalty minutes (84) and plus/minus (+5)… Ranked first among Hurricanes defensemen and tied for 21st among NHL defensemen in hits (151)… Was third among Carolina defensemen in blocked shots (107)… Played his 100th Hurricanes game at ATL (1/4)… Netted his first goal of the season, assisted on Staal’s first goal of the game and was a season-high (+5) vs. EDM (1/18)… Earned two assists for the first time in his NHL career vs. ATL (3/28)…

2008-09: Ranked first among Hurricanes defensemen and 16th among NHL defensemen with 171 hits… Was second on the team in blocked shots (133) and third on the team in penalty minutes (68)… Ranked first among Hurricanes skaters in shorthanded ice time (195 min., 2:47 per game)… Earned a career-high three assists vs. FLA (10/10)… Played his 300th NHL game at PIT (1/20)… Played his 200th game with the Hurricanes at FLA (3/23)… Missed 12 games due to injury… Participated in his first NHL playoff season, skating in all 18 postseason contests for Carolina… Ranked tied for ninth in the NHL in blocked shots (34) and hits (59)… Ranked first on the team in playoff penalty minutes (32)… Made his NHL playoff debut in Game 1 at NJ (4/15)… Scored his first career playoff goal with the overtime game-winner in Game 2 at NJ (4/17)… Earned assists on Jokinen’s tying goal with 1:20 left and Staal’s winning goal with 0:32 left in Game 7 at NJ (4/28), marking his first multi-point playoff game…

2009-10: Was second on the team in penalty minutes (78)… Led Hurricanes defensemen in hits (149) and was second in blocked shots (115)… Led the team in shorthanded time on ice per game (3:10)… Missed the final 13 games of the season with a broken bone in his foot… Established a new single-season career high in goals with five… Was 16th among NHL defensemen in hits (147) at the time of his foot injury… Sustained a face injury, but returned to action to score a game-tying, shorthanded goal at WSH (12/11), the first shorthanded goal of his career… Missed 21 games due to injury…

2010-11: Played in all 82 games of the season for the first time in his NHL career… Led all Hurricanes blueliners and ranked fifth among NHL defensemen in hits (215)… Led Carolina in blocked shots (141) and penalty minutes (85)… Played his 300th game with the Hurricanes, at TB (12/20)… Earned his 100th career NHL point with an assist on Corvo’s goal at NYI (4/2)…

2011-12: Was one of four Hurricanes to play in all 82 games, marking the second consecutive season in which he did not miss a game… Led the team in plus/minus rating (+12)… Was second on the team in penalty minutes (71), third in blocked shots (112) and tied for third in hits (129)… His 17 assists were his highest single-season total since his 2005-06 season with Los Angeles… Played in his 500th NHL game and earned an assist at OTT (11/27)… Scored his only goal of the season at FLA (12/18), his first goal in 97 games… Played in his 400th career game as a Hurricane at NYI (1/21)… Earned his 100th career NHL assist vs. NYI (1/31)…

2012-13:
Earned nine assists (9 points) in 42 games and ranked second on the team and first among Carolina defensemen in hits (90)… Was second on the team in blocked shots (64)… Was selected by his teammates as the winner of the 2012-13 Steve Chiasson Award, given to the Hurricanes player who best exemplifies determination and dedication while proving to be an inspiration to his teammates through his performance and approach to the game… Games missed due to injury: 6 (lower-body: 2/14-2/26).