Brandon Rogers (ice hockey)

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Brandon Rogers
Born (1982-02-27) February 27, 1982 (age 32)
Rochester, NH, USA
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)
Position Defenseman
Shot Left
Played for Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights
Norfolk Admirals
Houston Aeros
Lake Erie Monsters
Iserlohn Roosters
NHL Draft 118th overall, 2001
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Playing career 2005–2013

Brandon Rogers (born February 27, 1982 in Rochester, New Hampshire) is an American former professional ice hockey defenseman who last played with the Iserlohn Roosters in the DEL.

Playing career[edit]

Rogers was drafted 118th overall in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. He played high school hockey at the Hotchkiss School in Connecticut before undertaking a collegiate career at the University of Michigan for the Michigan Wolverines of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association.

After turning professional, and unsigned, he was invited to the Calgary Flames training camp for the 2005–06 season. Rogers was then assigned to the Flames affiliate the Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights in the AHL before he was loaned to the Norfolk Admirals.

On August 23, 2007, Rogers continued in the AHL after was signed by the Houston Aeros.[1] After a solid 2007–08 season, Rogers he was signed to his first NHL contract, a two-year deal, by parent club the Minnesota Wild on July 15, 2008.[2]

After participating in the Wild's training camp, Rogers was returned to the Aeros for the 2008–09 campaign. As an Alternate Captain, Brandon led the Aeros defence with 29 assists and scored a career high 32 points in 74 games. Rogers coinciding community efforts throughout the year, saw him earn the Yanick Dupre Memorial Award as the AHL's Man of the Year.[3] In the 2009–10 season, Brandon played his third consecutive year with Houston, however due to injury and a lack of form recorded a career low 8 points in 60 games.

Without an offer of a new contract with the Wild, Rogers remained with the Houston Aeros on a try-out to begin the 2010–11 season. After only one game with the Aeros, he was released on October 27, 2010.[4] As a free agent, Rogers was later signed on a professional try-out agreement with fellow AHL club, the Lake Erie Monsters, on November 6, 2010.[5] After 7 games with the Monsters, Rogers suffered a concussion and was sidelined indefinitely, releasing him from his try-out. On February 1, 2011, he was then signed by Slovakian team, HK SKP Poprad, for the remainder of the season.[6]

In the following season, Rogers enjoyed a full season in the Italian Serie A, playing with HC Bolzano. Apon completion of the campaign, Rogers signed to remain in Europe, stepping up to the German DEL to a one-year contract with the Iserlohn Roosters on June 28, 2012.[7]

In the 2012–13 season, Rogers played in 51 games registering 20 points from the blueline to finish second amongst Roosters defenceman. Despite being unable to help Iserlohn qualify for the playoffs, Rogers was re-signed to a one-year contract extension on February 13, 2013.[8] On May 16, 2013, despite contracted to the Roosters for the following season, Rogers opted to retire from professional hockey.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 University of Michigan CCHA 31 2 1 3 30
2002–03 University of Michigan CCHA 43 4 21 25 65
2003–04 University of Michigan CCHA 43 7 15 22 46
2004–05 University of Michigan CCHA 42 5 22 27 70
2005–06 Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights AHL 42 0 8 8 24
2005–06 Norfolk Admirals AHL 27 3 7 10 28 2 0 0 0 4
2006–07 Norfolk Admirals AHL 64 0 9 9 92 6 0 0 0 14
2007–08 Houston Aeros AHL 63 4 24 28 77 5 0 1 1 2
2008–09 Houston Aeros AHL 74 3 29 32 80 20 0 3 3 12
2009–10 Houston Aeros AHL 60 3 5 8 44
2010–11 Houston Aeros AHL 1 0 1 1 2
2010–11 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 7 0 3 3 6
2010–11 HK SKP Poprad SVK 5 0 2 2 4 13 1 0 1 18
2011–12 HC Bolzano ITL 31 4 10 14 44 12 1 3 4 14
2012–13 Iserlohn Roosters DEL 51 4 16 20 44
AHL totals 337 13 83 96 353 33 0 4 4 32

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
College
CCHA All-Tournament Team 2002–03, 2004–05
All-CCHA Second Team 2003-04
AHL
Yanick Dupre Memorial Award 2008–09 [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aeros sign defensemen Jon Awe and Brandon Rogers". Houston Aeros. 2007-07-23. Retrieved 2008-11-16. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Wild signs five players". Minnesota Wild. 2008-07-15. Retrieved 2008-11-17. 
  3. ^ "Rogers named AHL's Man of the Year". Houston Aeros. 2009-04-06. Retrieved 2010-11-16. 
  4. ^ "Aeros release Rogers from PTO". intotheboards.net. 2010-10-27. Retrieved 2010-11-16. 
  5. ^ "Weekend Rewind". Lake Erie Monsters. 2010-11-08. Retrieved 2010-11-16. 
  6. ^ "Poprad sign American Rogers" (in Slovakian). HK SKP Poprad. 2011-02-01. Retrieved 2011-02-01. 
  7. ^ "Iserlohn Roosters add veteran experience with defender Rogers" (in German). Iserlohn Roosters. 2012-04-28. Retrieved 2012-05-17. 
  8. ^ "Fullback Rogers extended for another year" (in German). Iserlohn Roosters. 2013-02-13. Retrieved 2013-02-13. 
  9. ^ "Brandon Rogers end career" (in German). Iserlohn Roosters. 2013-05-16. Retrieved 2013-05-16. 
  10. ^ "Yanick Dupre Memorial Award". American Hockey League. 2010-11-16. Retrieved 2010-11-16. 

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