Brian Fahey (ice hockey)

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Brian Fahey
Born (1981-03-02) March 2, 1981 (age 34)
Des Plaines, IL, USA
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
EBEL team
Former teams
EC Red Bull Salzburg
Washington Capitals
Vityaz Chekhov
NHL Draft 119th overall, 2000
Colorado Avalanche
Playing career 2003–present

Brian P. Fahey (born March 2, 1981) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman currently playing for EC Red Bull Salzburg of the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL). Fahey was born in Des Plaines, Illinois, but grew up in Glenview, Illinois.

Playing career[edit]

Fahey was drafted 199th overall in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft by the Colorado Avalanche. Fahey played collegiate hockey with the University of Wisconsin in the WCHA. Fahey, an USNTDP product, was named in the WCHA All-Rookie team in 2000. Following his senior year in 2002–03, and unsigned from the Avalanche, Fahey made his professional debut in the 2003–04 season primarily in the ECHL with the Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies.

After brief call-ups to the Worcester IceCats of the AHL during the next two-seasons, Fahey was invited to the Dallas Stars training camp for the 2005–06 season. Fahey was then signed to a one year contract with the Stars on September 20, 2005. Brian was then assigned to Stars affiliate, the Iowa Stars for the season.

On August 31, 2006, Fahey was signed by the Chicago Wolves of the AHL.[1] After his first season with the Wolves in the 2006–07, he was awarded the "Tim Breslin Unsung Hero Award" - Given annually to the Wolves player who best typifies the on-ice spirit and team-first attitude of Tim Breslin.[2] In the 2007–08 season, Fahey was a part of the Wolves Calder Cup Championship team, scoring 10 points in 24 playoff contests.

Fahey signed with the New York Rangers to a two-year contract on July 18, 2008.[3] Fahey, now an established AHL veteran, scored 24 points in 66 games with the Hartford Wolf Pack in the 2008–09 season.

On July 16, 2009, Fahey was traded by the Rangers to his original draft team, the Colorado Avalanche, for Nigel Williams.[4] He was assigned to Avalanche AHL affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters, to begin the 2009–10 season. On November 27, 2009, Fahey finally received his first NHL recall, however despite training with the team for two weeks and over a duration of 9 games, he never made his debut with the Avalanche.[5] Brian finished the season leading Lake Erie with 11 goals in 71 games.

On July 7, 2010, Fahey returned to the Hershey Bears signing a one-year two-way contract with the Washington Capitals organization for the 2010–11 season.[6] As a final cut from the Capitals training camp, Fahey reported to Hershey as a veteran leader to begin the season. After two games with the Bears, and with the Capitals suffering early injury ailments, he made his long awaited NHL debut against the Nashville Predators in a 3-2 overtime win on October 16, 2010.[7][8]

On August 31, 2011, Fahey signed an AHL contract with the Rockford IceHogs, the Chicago Blackhawks' top AHL affiliate, for the 2011–12 season.[9]

On July 17, 2012, Fahey left North America and signed his first contract abroad on a one-year deal with Vityaz Chekhov of the Russian Kontinental Hockey League.[10] During the 2012–13 season, Fahey integrated himself as a mainstay on the blueline for Vityaz, scoring 5 goals and 15 points in 52 games.

On August 14, 2013, Fahey moved to European club, EC Red Bull Salzburg of the Austrian Hockey League, on a one-year deal.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997–98 U.S. National Development Team USDP 61 7 21 28 55
1998–99 U.S. National Development Team USDP 58 10 9 19 38
1999–00 U. of Wisconsin WCHA 41 6 11 17 40
2000–01 U. of Wisconsin WCHA 38 1 5 6 16
2001–02 U. of Wisconsin WCHA 38 2 8 10 55
2002–03 U. of Wisconsin WCHA 39 5 4 9 34
2003–04 Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies ECHL 55 11 26 37 49 2 0 0 0 2
2003–04 Worcester IceCats AHL 2 0 0 0 2
2003–04 Hershey Bears AHL 12 0 1 1 6
2004–05 Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies ECHL 46 10 16 26 47 3 0 2 2 0
2004–05 Worcester IceCats AHL 20 0 4 4 12
2005–06 Iowa Stars AHL 64 6 11 17 74 7 0 1 1 8
2005–06 Idaho Steelheads ECHL 3 1 1 2 4
2006–07 Chicago Wolves AHL 75 11 18 29 81 15 3 2 5 20
2007–08 Chicago Wolves AHL 76 14 23 37 123 24 2 8 10 24
2008–09 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 66 4 20 24 67 5 0 1 1 6
2009–10 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 71 11 14 25 97
2010–11 Hershey Bears AHL 60 4 25 29 64 6 1 0 1 4
2010–11 Washington Capitals NHL 7 0 1 1 2
2011–12 Rockford IceHogs AHL 75 6 16 22 56
2012–13 Vityaz Chekhov KHL 52 5 10 15 30
2013–14 EC Red Bull Salzburg EBEL 54 11 18 29 75 13 2 9 11 10
AHL totals 521 56 133 189 582 57 6 12 18 62
NHL totals 7 0 1 1 2

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
1999 United States WJC18 7th 6 1 0 1 4
Junior totals 6 1 0 1 4

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
WCHA
All-Rookie Team 2000
ECHL
All-Rookie Team 2004
AHL
Calder Cup 2008

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wolves sign Glenview native Fahey". Chicago Wolves. 2006-08-31. Retrieved 2009-07-16. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Wolves to present Fahey with Unsung Hero award". Chicago Wolves. 2007-04-05. Retrieved 2009-07-16. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Rangers add Calder Cup champion Fahey". New York Rangers. 2008-07-18. Retrieved 2009-07-16. 
  4. ^ "Avalanche acquires Fahey". Colorado Avalanche. 2009-07-16. Retrieved 2009-07-16. 
  5. ^ "Avalanche recall Durno, Fahey". Colorado Avalanche. 2009-11-27. Retrieved 2010-04-11. 
  6. ^ "Kyle Greentree and Brian Fahey sign with Washington/Hershey". oursportscentral.com. 2010-07-07. Retrieved 2010-07-07. 
  7. ^ "Finally for Fahey". Washington Capitals. 2010-10-16. Retrieved 2010-10-17. 
  8. ^ "Capitals overcome 2-goal deficit to beat Preds in OT". CBS Sports. 2010-10-16. Retrieved 2010-10-17. 
  9. ^ "Hershey Bears lose Fahey". pennlive.com. 2011-08-31. Retrieved 2011-08-31. 
  10. ^ "Brian Fahey a Knight" (in Russian). Vityaz Chekhov. 2012-07-17. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 
  11. ^ EC Red Bull Salzburg (2013-08-14). "Former NHL defender comes to Salzburg". Twitter. Retrieved 2013-08-14. 

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