Merkosky to be inducted into AHL Hall of Fame

By Earl Seitz
October 18, 2017 - 6:00am Updated: October 19, 2017 - 1:50pm

KAMLOOPS — Glenn Merkosky, who cut his minor hockey teeth in Kamloops and played two seasons of junior hockey here in the 1970's, is being inducted into the American Hockey League Hall of Fame.

The now 57-year old Merkosky was among the AHL's leading point getters in the 1980's.

His 325 goals in a 10 season playing career in the American League still lrank as 13th best in league history.

Merkosky won the Calder Cup three times during his American Lague career.

He also totalled 66 NHL games with the Hartford Whalers, New Jersey Devils and Detroit Red Wings, scoring five goals and 12 assists.

Following his playing career Merkosky turned to coaching.

Since 1999 he has worked as a pro scout for the Detroit Red Wings.

 

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