Glen Lindsay

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Goalie Glen Lindsay (No. 1) sits front row, centre with Saskatoon Blades teammates.

Glen Stuart Lindsay

Born: April 11, 1948 (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan)
Died: January 10, 2014 (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan)

 

Glen Lindsay’s solid performance in goal for the Saskatoon Blades in the 1968 playoffs led to his being selected by the Minnesota North Stars in that summer’s NHL amateur draft. Lindsay was picked No. 22 overall by the North Stars and was the third goalie taken in the draft behind Michel Plasse (No. 1 overall) and Gary Edwards (No. 6).

ImageLindsay got another year of seasoning in goal in his home province with the Swift Current Broncos, while playing in four games for the Des Moines (Iowa) Oak Leafs of the International Hockey League in 1968-69.

The 5-foot-11, 190-pound netminder spent three seasons with the Trail (B.C.) Smoke Eaters of the Western International Hockey League from 1969-72.

He returned to the IHL for a full season with the Des Moines team, renamed the Capitols, in 1972-73. In 28 games, his goals-against average was 4.29. 

Lindsay completed his playing career in goal for the Rosetown (Sask.) Red Wings.

While with the Blades, he sometimes wore sweater No. 0, an oddity now outlawed by hockey rules. He mostly wore sweater No. 1 during his career, except for a season in No. 18 for the Smoke Eaters.

Away from the arena, Lindsay worked as a haberdasher in his hometown, at first for Lindsay & Scott’s Menswear and for 29 years at Mr. Big and Tall.

ImageBlades goalie Glen Lindsay is down and scrambling in 1968 game against Winnipeg Arena Jets. Puck is at far right.

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