The Anaheim Ducks family is grieving today as they mourn the loss of Glen Cochrane, a longtime NHL player, coach, and scout. Glen was diagnosed with cancer in 2023 and fought bravely against it until succumbing to the disease this morning.
Glen had been a member of the Ducks for the past 17 years, primarily working as a scout in Western Canada. Prior to his time with the Ducks, he had a successful 10-year coaching career at the junior and minor league levels. Glen’s contributions to the Ducks were invaluable, and his presence will be sorely missed.
Ducks General Manager Pat Verbeek spoke highly of Glen, stating, “Glen was one of the finest people in hockey, one of the fiercest competitors I ever played against, and an integral part of our staff.” His character, humor, and unwavering positive attitude will be greatly missed by the Ducks organization as they mourn his loss alongside his loving family.
Glen Cochrane was born in Kamloops, British Columbia and raised in Cranbrook, B.C. During his NHL career from 1978 to 1989, he appeared in 411 games. He leaves behind his wife, Joan, and their three daughters, Shelby, Paige, and Tegan. The loss of Glen will undoubtedly be deeply felt by his family, friends, and the hockey community as a whole.