Bryan Jurynec

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Bryan Jurynec
Born (1983-12-17) December 17, 1983 (age 30)
Orland Park, Illinois, USA
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
EIHL team Coventry Blaze
Playing career 2008–present

Bryan Jurynec (born December 17, 1983) is an American professional ice hockey forward, currently playing for the Coventry Blaze of the British Elite Ice Hockey League.

Playing career[edit]

Junior[edit]

Jurynec played 3 seasons in Junior hockey for the NAHL. He started with 44 games with the Capital Centre Pride during the 2001-02 season. Jurynec scored 3 goals, made 12 assists, and gained his first 57 penalty minutes with the Pride. Jurynec stayed with the Pride for most of the 2002–03 season playing another 35 games and having a more productive season with 11 goals, 6 assists, and 69 penalty minutes.

After playing a partial season with the Capital Centre Pride for the 2002–03 season, Jurynec was moved to another NAHL team, the Springfield Spirit. Jurynec made 3 goals and 3 assists, and sat in the box for 42 minutes during his 19 game season with the Spirit. For the 2003–04 season, Springfield changed their name to the Springfield Junior Blues, where Jurynec stayed to play 50 games, score 4 goals, make 19 assists, and sit another 59 minutes in the box.

College[edit]

Jurynec played hockey during all four of his college years at American International College located in Springfield, Massachusetts. In Jurynec's first season with American International(2004–05), he made 2 goals, 7 assists, and had 12 penalty minutes in 29 games. In the 2005–06 season, Jurynec played 32 more games with the Yellow Jackets, scoring 4 goals, making 6 assists, and sitting 27 minutes in the box. In his third season for American International, Jurynec accumulated 6 goals, 9 assists, and 26 penalty minutes in 34 games. In his final season with the Yellowjackets, Jurynec was named Captain of the team, and played 31 games scoring 4 goals, making 10 assists, and sitting in the box for 22 minutes. Jurynec missed a total of 6 games in his career with American International.

Professional[edit]

Bryan Jurynec made his professional hockey debut for the then IHL's Kalamazoo Wings in the 2008–09 season, replacing Tyler Willis' position as team fighter and enforcer. Jurynec played 53 games with the K-Wings, scoring 6 goals and 7 assists with 108 penalty minutes. Bryan was in a total of 16 fights in his first season in professional hockey. He had two fights in the IHL preseason, one for the Muskegon Lumberjacks, and one for the Kalamazoo Wings. Bryan's first fight was against Kalamazoo's Justin Nattress, and his second against Fort Wayne's Brad MacMillan. Bryan has gotten in 14 fights during the regular season with the Wings, against Fort Wayne's Brad MacMillan, three versus Flint's Justin Styffe, Flint's Rob Voltera, Muskegon's Frank Littlejoh, Luke Stauffacher, and two against Alex Lamontagne. Jurynec also fought Port Huron's Robert Cowan and Jason Selleke, as well as Bloomington's Russell Smith, and twice with Sam Miller.[1]

In the following 2009–10 season with the K-Wings, their first in the ECHL, Jurynec appeared in 37 games before he was sidelined for the second consecutive year for the remainder of the campaign.[2] Jurynec extended his tenure as a fan-favourite with Kalamazoo, signing a one-year contract to return for his third year on August 10, 2010.[3]

On July 19, 2011 Jurynec was announced as a player for Coventry Blaze in the British Elite Ice Hockey League for the 2011-12 season.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 Capital Centre Pride NAHL 44 3 12 15 57
2002–03 Capital Centre Pride NAHL 35 11 6 17 69
2002–03 Springfield Spirit NAHL 19 3 3 6 42
2003–04 Springfield Jr. Blues NAHL 50 4 19 23 59
2004–05 American International College AHA 29 2 7 9 12
2005–06 American International College AHA 32 4 6 10 27
2006–07 American International College AHA 34 6 9 15 26
2007–08 American International College AHA 31 4 10 14 22
2008–09 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 53 6 7 13 108
2009–10 Kalamazoo Wings ECHL 37 4 11 15 102
2010–11 Kalamazoo Wings ECHL 36 3 1 4 106
2011-12 Coventry Blaze EIHL
ECHL totals 73 7 12 19 208

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bryan Jurynec fighting card". Hockeyfights.com. 2009-01-02. Retrieved 2009-01-02. 
  2. ^ "Bryan Jurynec player profile". Kalamazoo Wings. 2009-01-02. Retrieved 2009-01-02. 
  3. ^ "Experience and Energy". Kalamazoo Wings. 2010-08-10. Retrieved 2010-10-26. 
  4. ^ "Jurynec completes Blaze roster". Coventry Blaze. 2011-07-19. 

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