Former Kings prospect voted to Baseball Hall of Fame
Los Angeles Kings Draft Picks, 1984
Round – Player – Position – Overall
1) Craig Redmond, D (6th)
2) Brian Wilks, C (24th)
3) John English, D (48th)
4) TOM GLAVINE, C (69th)
5) David Grannis, RW (87th)
6) Greg Strome, G (108th)
7) Timothy Hanley, C (129th)
8) Shannon Deegan, C (150th)
9) Luc Robitaille, LW (171st)
10) Jeff Crossman, C (191st)
11) Paul Kenny, G (212th)
12) Brian Martin, C (232nd)
The 1984 Kings draft class featured two hall of famers – though only one in hockey. Tom Glavine, selected in the fourth round of the NHL draft, was also selected in the second round, 47th overall, of the 1984 Major League Baseball Draft by the Atlanta Braves, and it’s safe to say he made the right career choice. Glavine, who was elected to the Hall of Fame with Atlanta Braves teammate Greg Maddux and Chicago White Sox slugger Frank Thomas, started 682 games in his career and posted a 3.54 earned run average with 2,607 strikeouts.
A standout center and former Most Valuable Player with Billerica High School in Massachusetts, Glavine is a Level 3 USA Hockey Certified coach with the Atlanta Fire bantam team that his son plays for.
Among the players in the 1984 NHL Draft selected after Glavine are Paul Ysebaert, Bob Halkidis, Brent Severyn, Kirk McLean, Brett Hull, Kjell Samuelsson, Mike Stapleton, Cliff Ronning, Darcy Wakaluk, Todd Ewen, Don Sweeney, Luc Robitaille, Gary Suter and Paul Cavallini.
Glavine did participate in one professional hockey game with the ECHL’s Gwinnett Gladiators.