Brandon Bollig

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Brandon Bollig
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Born (1987-01-31) January 31, 1987 (age 27)
St. Charles, MO, USA
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 223 lb (101 kg; 15 st 13 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Calgary Flames
Chicago Blackhawks
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2010–present

Brandon Bollig (born January 31, 1987) is an American professional ice hockey player. He currently plays for the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League (NHL). An undrafted player, Bollig signed with the Chicago Blackhawks organization in 2010 after playing college hockey for Saing Lawrence University. He made his NHL debut in 2012 and was a member of Chicago's Stanley Cup championship team in 2013. The Flames acquired Bollig in a draft-day trade in 2014.

Playing career[edit]

Prior to turning professional, Bollig played two seasons of college hockey at St. Lawrence University with the St. Lawrence Saints men's ice hockey team.

On April 3, 2010, the Chicago Blackhawks signed Bollig to a two-year entry-level contract and assigned him to play for their AHL affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs.[1]

On February 28, 2012, Bollig was called up to the NHL after the Blackhawks traded John Scott to the New York Rangers. Bollig made his NHL debut on February 29, 2012, taking on the role of an enforcer.[2] Bollig scored his first NHL goal on April 14, 2012, in a playoff game against Mike Smith of the Phoenix Coyotes.[3]

Bollig won his first Stanley Cup championship in 2013 as the Blackhawks defeated the Boston Bruins in the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals.[4] He was the first player from St. Louis to have his name engraved on the Stanley Cup.[5]

Bollig scored his first career regular-season NHL goal on October 1, 2013, against Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals.[6]

Bollig was traded from the Blackhawks to the Calgary Flames at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft on June 28, 2014, in exchange for the 83rd overall pick in that draft.

Personal[edit]

Bollig was cast as Will Cross, age 12, in the 2002 film Defiance, notable for also including former St. Louis Blues enforcer Tony Twist in the cast.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Lincoln Stars USHL 58 8 8 16 175 9 1 2 3 12
2006–07 Lincoln Stars USHL 57 14 12 26 207 9 1 2 3 12
2007–08 Lincoln Stars USHL 58 15 16 31 211 8 2 4 6 40
2008–09 St. Lawrence University ECAC 36 6 7 13 51
2009–10 St. Lawrence University ECAC 42 7 18 25 83
2009–10 Rockford IceHogs AHL 3 1 1 2 7
2010–11 Rockford IceHogs AHL 55 4 0 4 115
2011–12 Rockford IceHogs AHL 53 3 6 9 163
2011–12 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 18 0 0 0 58 4 1 0 1 19
2012–13 Rockford IceHogs AHL 35 5 4 9 157
2012–13 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 25 0 0 0 51 5 0 0 0 2
2013–14 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 82 7 7 14 92 15 0 1 1 16
NHL totals 125 7 7 14 201 24 1 1 2 37

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Hockey League (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2012. Dan Diamond and Associates, Inc. p. 281. ISBN 978-1-894801-22-5. 
  2. ^ Hawks' Rookie Enforcer is All Smiles – Gapers Block Tailgate | Chicago. Gapersblock.com (2012-03-15). Retrieved on 2012-05-13.
  3. ^ Kuc, Chris (15 April 2012). "Blackhawks even series with 4–3 victory in OT". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Blackhawks Defeate Bruins for Stanley Cup". New York Times. Retrieved 24 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Bollig returns to roots with Stanley Cup in St. Louis". NHL.com. 2013-08-02. Retrieved 2013-12-22. 
  6. ^ Rosen, Dan (1 October 2013). "Blackhawks raise banner, top Capitals in opener". National Hockey League. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  7. ^ Defiance (2002) IMDb.com

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