Date of Birth: 1973
Place of Birth:  St. John’s, NL
Inducted: 2022 (Player Category)

Brian Casey is being recognized for his extensive career playing professional hockey; primarily in Europe, where he helped lead teams to championships in both the Slovakian Elite League, and the Danish Elite League.

In 1998 and 1999 he played for the Men’s National Canadian Team and help them capture two prestigious Spengler Cups.

Brian was introduced to the game in 1978 at the age of five in Grand Falls Minor Hockey Association. He excelled at an early age and really drew attention in 1987, while playing high school hockey as a Grade 8, and having a significant impact on the scoresheet playing against players four years his senior and helping his team to win four consecutive coveted Jones Shields.

Brian left home at sixteen and played three years of Junior A hockey in PEI and Central Ontario Junior Hockey League with the Montague Huskies, Messina Americans, and the Charlottetown Abbie’s. This is when Brian transitioned from a high scoring forward to a fleet footed skating defenseman. A move that would provide him with successful career.

Brian participated with the Under 17 Team Atlantic in the 1990 Quebec Esso Cup and went to play two seasons with the St. Jean Lynx of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and was named to the Quebec Atlantic All-Star team in the Canadian Hockey League.

After his junior years, Brian was invited to the Providence Bruins training camp of the AHL. He then set his sights on education joining the Acadia Axemen where he played four years. He was named the team’s rookie of the year, played in three AUS all-star games, won a AUS and National Championship and in 2016, was inducted into the Acadian University’s Hockey Hall of Fame.

After playing two years with the full time Canadian National Team Program in Calgary, Brian moved on to the European hockey where he played ten seasons. In 2000 he received an official invite to try out for the Minnesota Wild.

Brian has accumulated 73 goals, 291 assists, for 364 points over his illustrious hockey career.

Brian has been described by his previous coaches as
“a great two-way player who looks like Paul Coffey when he carries the puck”

“Brian is a role model. He is honest, and cares tremendously about people.”