Brian Swanson

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This article is about the ice hockey player. For the sports reporter, see Bryan Swanson.
Brian Swanson
Born (1976-03-24) March 24, 1976 (age 38)
Eagle River, AK, USA
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Center
Shot Left
ECHL team
Former teams
Alaska Aces
Edmonton Oilers
Atlanta Thrashers
Kassel Huskies
Sinupret Ice Tigers
Iserlohn Roosters
National team  United States
NHL Draft 115th overall, 1994
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 1999–2012

Brian Swanson (born March 24, 1976) is a professional ice hockey player who currently plays for the Alaska Aces of the East Coast Hockey League.

Playing career[edit]

Swanson was drafted 115th overall in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft by the San Jose Sharks from the USHL's Omaha Lancers. He then spent four seasons at Colorado College, and was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award in 1999. While at college, his rights were traded to the New York Rangers and briefly played for their AHL affiliate the Hartford Wolf Pack during the 1998–99 season. In 1999, he signed with the Edmonton Oilers and after spending an entire season with the Hamilton Bulldogs, Swanson made his NHL debut during the 2000–01 NHL season. He spent another two seasons with the Oilers, bouncing around between them and the Bulldogs. In 2003, he signed with the Atlanta Thrashers, but just played two games for them as he spent most of the season in the AHL with the Chicago Wolves.

With Swanson a free agent and the 2004–05 NHL season locked out, Swanson signed with German side Kassel Huskies of the DEL. In 2005, Swanson choose to remain in Germany signing with the Nürnberg Ice Tigers. On July 30, 2009, after spending four years with the Ice Tigers, Brian signed a one-year contract with fellow DEL team, Iserlohn Roosters.[1]

On July 14, 2010, Swanson returned to North America after 6 years, signing a one-year contract with Alaska Aces of the ECHL.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A P PIM
1993–94 Omaha Lancers USHL 47 38 42 80 40
1994–95 Omaha Lancers USHL 33 14 35 49 12
1995–96 Colorado College Tigers WCHA 40 26 33 59 24
1996–97 Colorado College Tigers WCHA 43 19 32 51 47
1997–98 Colorado College Tigers WCHA 42 18 38 56 26
1998–99 Colorado College Tigers WCHA 42 25 41 66 28
1998–99 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 4 0 0 0 4
1999–00 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 69 19 40 59 18 10 2 5 7 6
2000–01 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 49 18 29 47 20
2000–01 Edmonton Oilers NHL 16 1 1 2 6
2001–02 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 65 34 39 73 26 15 7 6 13 6
2001–02 Edmonton Oilers NHL 8 1 1 2 0
2002–03 Edmonton Oilers NHL 44 2 10 12 10
2003–04 Chicago Wolves AHL 70 13 34 47 30 10 4 4 8 6
2003–04 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 2 0 1 1 0
2004–05 Kassel Huskies DEL 37 14 19 33 16
2005–06 Nuremberg Ice Tigers DEL 46 7 24 31 22
2006–07 Sinupret Ice Tigers DEL 51 11 28 39 75 13 4 7 11 14
2007–08 Sinupret Ice Tigers DEL 53 15 31 46 20 5 1 1 2 2
2008–09 Sinupret Ice Tigers DEL 51 9 18 27 38 5 0 1 1 8
2009–10 Iserlohn Roosters DEL 54 19 23 42 30
2010–11 Alaska Aces ECHL 69 24 46 70 20 13 3 8 11 4
NHL totals 70 4 13 17 16
DEL totals 292 75 143 218 201 23 5 9 14 24

International[edit]

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
1996 United States WJC 6 2 1 3 29
Junior int'l totals 6 2 1 3 29

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-WCHA Rookie Team 1995–96
All-WCHA Second Team 1995–96
All-WCHA First Team 1996–97
All-WCHA First Team 1997–98
AHCA West Second-Team All-American 1997–98
All-WCHA First Team 1998–99
AHCA West First-Team All-American 1998–99

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Roosters get US born Brian Swanson" (in German). summerhockey.de. 2009-07-30. Retrieved 2010-05-10. 
  2. ^ "Swanson the first Ace to sign in 2010-11". Alaska Aces. 2010-07-14. Retrieved 2010-07-14. 

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