OHL Mourns the Loss of Brian Kinsella


The Ontario Hockey League family is deeply saddened by the loss of former Oshawa Generals forward Brian Kinsella who passed away on Sunday at his home in Fort Myers, Fla. at the age of 64.

A native of Barrie, Ont., Kinsella played three seasons with the Generals from 1971-74, recording 196 points (77-119–196) over 156 career regular season games.

A sixth round pick of the Washington Capitals in the 1974 NHL Draft, Kinsella played 10 NHL games with the Capitals between 1975-77. He spent 10 seasons in the professional ranks, closing out his playing career with the Port Huron Flags and Toledo Goaldiggers of the IHL before retiring in 1984. He won back-to-back IHL Championships with Toledo in 1982 and 1983.

Kinsella and his family settled in Toledo, Ohio where he worked for Marshall-Kloene Orthopedics, a company that constructs braces and prosthetic limbs. He also coached high school hockey, steering the St. Francis Knights to their first-ever state title in 2011.

Kinsella leaves behind his wife Laura and two grown sons Derek and Kevin.

For the full story, visit the Toledo Blade.

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