Brian Skrudland played his Saskatoon minor hockey with the Red Wings, midget with the Contacts and joined the Saskatoon Blades for three seasons, 1980 through 1983. During his days at Evan Hardy Collegiate, he shared in one Saskatchewan high school football championship. He turned professional with Nova Scotia Voyageurs in the fall of 1983 and made his NHL debut with Montreal Canadiens in 1985. He played seven and a half seasons with Canadiens and also played with Calgary Flames, Florida Panthers, New York Rangers and Dallas Stars. He twice won the Stanley Cup, once with Montreal in 1986 and then with Dallas in 1999. He still holds the record for the fastest overtime goal, nine seconds, scored for Montreal in a 1986 game against Calgary. He was the first captain of the Florida expansion team in 1993.