June 10, 1966 |
Edmonton, AB, CAN
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)|
|Played for||St. Louis Blues
Los Angeles Kings
|NHL Draft||26th overall, 1984
St. Louis Blues
Brian Anthony Benning (born June 10, 1966) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman who played ten seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the St. Louis Blues, Los Angeles Kings, Philadelphia Flyers, Edmonton Oilers, and Florida Panthers.
Benning was drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the 2nd round, 26th overall in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft. He made his debut in the NHL during the 1984–1985 season with the Blues, playing in 4 games. Benning finally got the chance to have a full-time job in the NHL during the 1986–1987 season. That year he played in 78 games with the Blues and scored a career high 49 points. Benning then played 2 more full seasons with the Blues before being traded at the beginning of the 1989–1990 to the Los Angeles Kings. He played 3 seasons there before having brief stints with the Philadelphia Flyers and Edmonton Oliers.
Benning finished out his career with the Florida Panthers. He was on the original 1993–1994 Panthers team that surprised many by nearly making the playoffs. He retired after the 1994–1995 season.
|1984–85||St. Louis Blues||NHL||4||0||2||2||0|
|1986–87||St. Louis Blues||NHL||78||13||26||49||110|
|1987–88||St. Louis Blues||NHL||77||8||29||37||107|
|1988–89||St. Louis Blues||NHL||66||8||26||34||102|
|1990–91||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||61||7||24||31||127|