Brian Edward Kinsella (February 11, 1954 – October 14, 2018) was a Canadian ice hockey player. Drafted in 1974 by the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League and Phoenix Roadrunners of the World Hockey Association, Kinsella played ten games in the NHL and played most of his professional hockey career in the minors. He is also known by many as "The Big Bear Cat."

Brian Kinsella
Born (1954-02-11)February 11, 1954
Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Died October 14, 2018(2018-10-14) (aged 64)
Fort Myers, Florida, U.S.
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 176 lb (80 kg; 12 st 8 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Richmond Robins
Dayton Gems
Kalamazoo Wings
Washington Capitals
Springfield Indians
Port Huron Flags
Toledo Goaldiggers
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 91st overall, 1974
Washington Capitals
Playing career 1974–1984

Kinsella was born in Barrie, Ontario. In addition to his playing career, Kinsella was head coach of St. Francis de Sales School hockey team from 2007-2012. Kinsella retired after guiding St. Francis for five seasons and leading the team to its first hockey state title in school history in 2011. In his first season he led the Knights to a Frozen Four berth in the OHSAA Ice Hockey State Tournament.

Kinsella died October 14, 2018 at his home in Fort Myers, Florida.[1]

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1971–72 Oshawa Generals OHL 44 13 19 32 48 12 5 4 9 32
1972–73 Oshawa Generals OHL 48 28 57 85 49
1973–74 Oshawa Generals OHL 64 36 43 79 95
1974–75 Richmond Robins AHL 4 0 0 0 6
1974–75 Dayton Gems IHL 40 15 15 30 35
1974–75 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 10 3 7 10 36
1975–76 Washington Capitals NHL 4 0 1 1 0
1975–76 Springfield Indians AHL 1 0 0 0 0
1975–76 Dayton Gems IHL 74 43 45 88 43 15 10 7 17 12
1976–77 Washington Capitals NHL 6 0 0 0 0
1976–77 Springfield Indians AHL 59 26 16 42 36
1977–78 Port Huron Flags IHL 34 11 19 30 16
1978–79 Port Huron Flags IHL 72 16 52 68 94 7 2 5 7 8
1979–80 Port Huron Flags IHL 73 43 40 83 61 11 7 3 10 16
1980–81 Port Huron Flags IHL 79 36 40 76 71 4 2 0 2 4
1981–82 Toledo Goaldiggers IHL 80 36 45 81 71 12 8 7 15 10
1982–83 Toledo Goaldiggers IHL 73 31 35 66 37 11 6 5 11 2
1983–84 Toledo Goaldiggers IHL 41 18 19 37 27
NHL totals 10 0 1 1 0
AHL totals 64 26 16 42 42
IHL totals 576 252 317 569 491 60 35 27 62 52

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