Evan Brophey

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Evan Brophey
Born (1986-12-03) December 3, 1986 (age 27)
Kitchener, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
EBEL team
Former teams
EC Red Bull Salzburg
Chicago Blackhawks
Colorado Avalanche
NHL Draft 68th overall, 2005
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 2007–present

Evan Brophey (born December 3, 1986) is a professional ice hockey centre currently playing with EC Red Bull Salzburg of the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL). He has previously played with the Chicago Blackhawks and the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League.

Playing career[edit]

Brophey was drafted 68th overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks. Prior to being drafted Brophey played in the Ontario Hockey League, drafted by the Barrie Colts in 37th overall in the priority selection of 2002. Evan also played for the Belleville Bulls and the Plymouth Whalers. He was also remembered for scoring the overtime game-winning goal against Saginaw to clinch the West Division title in 2005–06.

On May 15, 2007, Brophey signed a three-year entry level contract with the Blackhawks.[1] In his first professional campaign, in the 2007–08 season, Brophey finished with four goals and 15 assists in 74 games with Blackhawks AHL affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs. He scored his first professional goal and had three points on October 13 against the Iowa Stars in just his second pro contest.

On October 23, 2010 Brophey played in his first NHL game. He achieved one shot on goal during 10 shifts in the 3-2 home loss against the Columbus Blue Jackets.[2]

On July 8, 2011, Brophey signed a one-year contract as a free agent with the Colorado Avalanche.[3] Assigned to AHL affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters, to begin the 2011–12 season, Brophey was later recalled to make his Avalanche debut and second career game in a 5-4 defeat to the San Jose Sharks on December 16, 2011.[4] After three games with the Avalanche, Brophey was returned to the Monsters and instantly responded to record a Monsters club record with four assists in a 6-5 victory over the Grand Rapids Griffins on December 28. In the remainder of the season with the Monsters, Brophey scored a career high 18 goals and matched his career best 39 points.

With the NHL lockout affecting his status as a free agent, Brophey joined the Portland Pirates of the AHL on a professional try-out just prior to the start of the 2012–13 season on October 15, 2012.[5] Brophey remained with the Pirates for the duration of the season and as an alternate captain, tallied 23 points in 61 games.

On July 30, 2013, Brophey was signed as a free agent to his first European contract on a one-year deal with EC Red Bull Salzburg of the Austrian Hockey League.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03 Barrie Colts OHL 61 12 14 26 36 6 0 0 0 2
2003–04 Barrie Colts OHL 67 14 11 25 63 12 4 3 7 4
2004–05 Barrie Colts OHL 10 3 7 10 13
2004–05 Belleville Bulls OHL 53 25 36 61 42 5 2 1 3 2
2005–06 Belleville Bulls OHL 22 9 17 26 39
2005–06 Plymouth Whalers OHL 40 10 25 35 42 13 4 7 11 18
2006–07 Plymouth Whalers OHL 68 36 71 107 91 20 9 14 23 26
2007–08 Rockford IceHogs AHL 74 4 15 19 64 1 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Rockford IceHogs AHL 79 16 23 39 65 4 1 0 1 0
2009–10 Rockford IceHogs AHL 79 14 17 31 39 4 0 0 0 2
2010–11 Rockford IceHogs AHL 67 10 9 19 65
2010–11 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 72 18 21 39 58
2011–12 Colorado Avalanche NHL 3 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Portland Pirates AHL 61 8 15 23 41 3 0 0 0 4
2013–14 EC Red Bull Salzburg EBEL 43 12 12 24 26 14 1 4 5 18
NHL totals 4 0 0 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blackhawks sign Evan Brophey". Chicago Blackhawks. 2007-05-15. Retrieved 2010-05-16. 
  2. ^ "Blackhawks recall Evan Brophey". Chicago Blackhawks. 2010-10-23. Retrieved 2010-10-23. 
  3. ^ "Avalanche signs Desjardins, Brophey". Colorado Avalanche. 2011-07-08. Retrieved 2011-07-08. 
  4. ^ "Sharks bite back to overcome the Avalanche". CBS Sports. 2011-12-16. Retrieved 2011-12-16. 
  5. ^ "Portland let season opener slip away in third period". Phoenix Coyotes. 2012-10-15. Retrieved 2012-10-15. 
  6. ^ "Salzburg have signed forward Evan Brophey" (in German). EC Red Bull Salzburg. 2013-07-30. Retrieved 2013-07-30. 

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