Role Ice hockey player
Career end 2009
Name Brian Passmore
Career start 1997
|Playing career |
Weight 86 kg
Height 1.80 m
|Born April 27, 1980 (age 43)
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada (1980-04-27) |
CHL team Former teams Oklahoma City Blazers Manchester Phoenix
NHL Draft 199th overall, 2000 Minnesota Wild
Education University of Prince Edward Island
Current team Oklahoma City Blazers
Cowichan Capitals New Coach, Brian Passmore (Where You Live)
Brian Passmore (born April 27, 1980 in Mississauga, Ontario) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player who last played for the Oklahoma City Blazers of the CHL. In 1997 he began playing at major junior level for the Plymouth Whalers of the OHL. Passmore played there for just one season, before moving the short distance to sign for the Oshawa Generals, again in the OHL, where he stayed for two seasons. Passmore's productivity meant that in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, he was selected by the Minnesota Wild in the seventh round, pick number 199 overall, but failed to impress.
Passmore returned to the OHL, this time icing for the Guelph Storm. Over his four seasons in the OHL, Passmore's points production was more than respectable, a total of 171 points in 243 games. Passmore's potential was seen by the University of Prince Edward Island, with whom he played for two seasons. After his two-year University career, he moved into the ECHL. During a frantic 2003–04 season, Passmore played for no less than four teams – the Cincinnati Cyclones, the Greenville Grrrowl, the Texas Wildcatters and the Fresno Falcons. Due to the lack of any time to familiarise himself with his teammates, Passmore struggled for points.
This struggle continued in the 2004–05 season, which Passmore shared between a second ill-fated spell at the Texas Wildcatters and the Augusta Lynx, managing just 16 points in 71 games. The Lynx showed faith in Passmore though and gave him the consistency he needed to again find his scoring touch. During the 2005/06 and 2006/07 seasons he spent with the Lynx, Passmore grabbed 89 points in 99 games, a far better return than previous seasons.
In the summer of 2007, Passmore decided to travel to Europe and signed for the Manchester Phoenix, a team icing in the EIHL, the highest level of hockey in England. Passmore adapted quickly to life in England, and finished the season with 17 goals and 42 assists, a total of 59 points in 62 games. Despite this, Passmore was released as part of a complete re-building process by head coach Tony Hand. Passmore returned to North America and signed with the Oklahoma City Blazers