Kip Brennan

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Kip Brennan

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Born (1980-08-27) August 27, 1980 (age 34)
Kingston, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 222 lb (101 kg; 15 st 12 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
team
Former teams
Free Agent
Los Angeles Kings
Atlanta Thrashers
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
New York Islanders
HIFK
Vityaz Chekhov
NHL Draft 103rd overall, 1998
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 2000–present

Kip Brennan (born August 27, 1980 in Kingston, Ontario) is a hockey enforcer who is currently an Unrestricted Free Agent. Previously, Brennan has played for the Los Angeles Kings, Atlanta Thrashers, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and the New York Islanders in the National Hockey League.

Playing career[edit]

Kip Brennan played in the OHL with the Windsor Spitfires and Sudbury Wolves from 1996–2001. He led the Wolves in penalty minutes for the 1999–2000 season with 228 regular season PIM and 67 playoff PIM. In 2001, he split time with the Lowell Lock Monsters, of the AHL, and the Sudbury Wolves, OHL. The 2001–2002 season would give Kip his first taste of the NHL. He skated in 4 games for the LA Kings and picked up 22 PIM. For the remainder of the season he played for the Manchester Monarchs, the AHL affiliate for the Los Angeles Kings. He led the team in PIM with 269.

In 2002–03 and 2003–04, he was back and forth between the Kings and Monarchs. Kip again led the Monarchs with 198 PIM for the 2002–03 season. On December 27, 2003, the NHL suspended Brennan for 10 games without pay during a game against the San Jose Sharks. Brennan had returned to the ice after officials had ejected him for roughing an opponent. The suspension cost him about $25,000. He also played for the Atlanta Thrashers of the NHL for 5 games during the 2003–04 season. 2004–05, he played exclusively for the Chicago Wolves of the AHL, leading the team in PIM with 267 during the regular season and 105 PIM in the playoffs. 2005–06, he played for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, NHL, and the Portland Pirates, AHL.

He briefly attended the Dallas Stars training camp in September 2006. Then for the 2006–07 season, Kip skated 1 game for the Toronto Marlies in the AHL, 11 games for the Long Beach Ice Dogs in the ECHL, and then finished the season with the Hershey Bears. He then signed with the New York Islanders, playing 3 games with the team, spending most of the season with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.[1]

Brennan then signed with HIFK in Finland's SM-liiga, but on 16 December 2008, he left the team and returned to Hershey Bears.

On November 11, 2013, Brennan returned to Russia to sign a one-year contract with Saryarka Karaganda of the Higher Hockey League. In 10 games Brennan totalled 35 penalty minutes in helping Karaganda advance to the post-season.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1995–96 St. Michael's Buzzers OJHL 40 0 11 11 155 7 0 1 1 20
1996–97 Windsor Spitfires OHL 42 0 10 10 156 5 0 1 1 16
1997–98 Windsor Spitfires OHL 24 0 7 7 103
1997–98 Sudbury Wolves OHL 23 0 3 3 85
1998–99 Sudbury Wolves OHL 38 9 12 21 160
1999–00 Sudbury Wolves OHL 55 16 16 32 228 12 3 3 6 67
2000–01 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 23 2 3 5 117
2000–01 Sudbury Wolves OHL 27 7 14 21 94 12 5 6 11 92
2001–02 Manchester Monarchs AHL 44 4 1 5 269 4 0 1 1 26
2001–02 Los Angeles Kings NHL 4 0 0 0 22
2002–03 Manchester Monarchs AHL 35 3 2 5 195 3 0 0 0 0
2002–03 Los Angeles Kings NHL 19 0 0 0 57
2003–04 Manchester Monarchs AHL 2 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Los Angeles Kings NHL 18 1 0 1 79
2003–04 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 5 0 0 0 17
2004–05 Chicago Wolves AHL 48 7 6 13 267 18 1 1 2 105
2005–06 Portland Pirates AHL 9 2 1 3 22
2005–06 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 12 0 1 1 35
2006–07 Long Beach Ice Dogs ECHL 11 2 3 5 74
2006–07 Toronto Marlies AHL 1 0 0 0 6
2006–07 Hershey Bears AHL 26 4 2 6 67 6 0 1 1 30
2007–08 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 49 2 1 3 247
2007–08 New York Islanders NHL 3 0 0 0 12
2008–09 HIFK SM-l 22 0 3 3 118
2008–09 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 3 0 0 0 16
2008–09 Hershey Bears AHL 26 4 2 6 86 1 0 0 0 4
2009–10 Springfield Falcons AHL 53 0 3 3 263
2010–11 Chicago Wolves AHL 12 1 0 1 40
2010–11 Allen Americans CHL 31 8 13 21 146 13 0 3 3 52
2011–12 Vityaz Chekhov KHL 14 1 0 1 240
2012–13 Allen Americans CHL 30 4 2 6 114
2012–13 Arizona Sundogs CHL 15 2 0 2 40 4 0 1 1 5
2013–14 Saryarka Karagandy VHL 10 0 2 2 35 7 0 0 0 29
NHL totals 61 1 1 2 222

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New York Islanders sign Kip Brennan". oursportscentral.com. 2007-07-06. Retrieved 2014-07-30. 
  2. ^ "Saryarka sign tough guy Kip Brennan" (in Russian). sksport.com. 2013-11-11. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 

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