Brian Finley

Brian Finley (born July 13, 1981) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender.

Brian Finley
Born (1981-07-13) July 13, 1981 (age 38)
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Right
Played for Nashville Predators
Boston Bruins
NHL Draft 6th overall, 1999
Nashville Predators
Playing career 2002–2007

Playing careerEdit

Finley was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. As a youth, he played in the 1995 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a minor ice hockey team from Sault Ste. Marie.[1] As the top rated goaltender Finley was drafted by the Nashville Predators in the first round, sixth overall of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.[2]

Finley as a standout junior goaltender played most of his junior hockey with the Barrie Colts of the OHL, before being traded in his final year to the Brampton Battalion. While with the Barrie Colts he led the team to the Finals of the Memorial Cup in 2000 where they lost to the Rimouski Océanic 6–3. Finley played as primarily the backup goalie for the Canadian Junior Hockey Team at the World Junior Hockey Tournament in 1999 and 2000.[citation needed]

Finley spent the majority of his career playing in the AHL for the Milwaukee Admirals as a solid goalie. He won the Calder Cup with the Admirals in 2004. He played two career games for the Nashville Predators in the NHL, allowing 10 goals in 107 minutes.[3]

When the Predators chose not to qualify him after the 2005–06 season Finley signed as a free agent with the Boston Bruins on July 17, 2006. During the 2006–07 season he played ten games for the Providence Bruins and two games for the Boston Bruins. This would be his last professional season, as after the 2006–07 season, Finley became a Group 6 unrestricted free agent and chose to retire, having played just 4 NHL games.

PersonalEdit

Following his retirement from professional hockey, Finley has been working as a York Regional Police Officer since 2009.[3]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T OTL MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1997–98 Barrie Colts OHL 41 23 14 1 2154 105 3 2.92 .917 5 1 3 260 13 0 3.00 .918
1998–99 Barrie Colts OHL 52 36 10 4 3063 136 3 2.66 .920 5 4 1 323 15 0 2.79 .917
1999–2000 Barrie Colts OHL 47 24 12 6 2540 130 2 3.07 .916 23 14 8 1353 58 1 2.57 .923
2000–01 Barrie Colts OHL 16 5 8 0 818 42 0 3.08 .912
2000–01 Brampton Battalion OHL 11 7 3 1 631 31 0 2.95 .900 9 5 4 503 26 1 3.10 .916
2002–03 Nashville Predators NHL 1 0 0 0 47 3 0 3.86 .769
2002–03 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 22 7 11 2 1207 59 2 2.93 .898
2002–03 Toledo Storm ECHL 7 4 2 0 305 12 0 2.36 .918 1 0 1 60 4 0 4.00 .889
2003–04 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 43 23 15 4 2561 100 2 2.34 .918 1 0 1 59 2 0 2.05 .917
2004–05 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 64 36 22 4 3642 139 7 2.29 .921 7 3 4 458 20 1 2.62 .913
2005–06 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 32 18 7 2 1708 77 4 2.70 .908 8 3 2 415 20 0 2.89 .892
2005–06 Nashville Predators NHL 1 0 1 0 60 7 0 7.00 .829
2006–07 Boston Bruins NHL 2 0 1 0 59 3 0 3.04 .909
2006–07 Providence Bruins AHL 10 6 3 0 576 29 1 3.02 .893
NHL totals 4 0 2 0 0 166 13 0 4.70 .851
AHL totals 171 90 58 6 6 9694 404 16 2.50 .913 16 6 7 932 42 1 2.70 .904

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1999 Canada WJC 1 0 0 0 20 2 0 6.00 .667
2000 Canada WJC 1 1 0 0 60 3 0 3.00 .921
Junior totals 2 1 0 0 80 5 0 3.75

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-02-10.
  2. ^ "Nashville Predators 1999 Draft review". hockeysfuture.com. June 28, 1999. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Ex-Goalie Finley finds peace after arrested development". TheStar.com. May 21, 2017. Retrieved May 21, 2017.

External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
David Legwand
Nashville Predators first round draft pick
1999
Succeeded by
Scott Hartnell