Pavel Brendl

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Pavel Brendl
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Born (1981-03-23) March 23, 1981 (age 33)
Opočno, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 204 lb (93 kg; 14 st 8 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
NLA team
Former teams
Rapperswil-Jona Lakers
NHL
Philadelphia Flyers
Carolina Hurricanes
Phoenix Coyotes
CEL
Oceláři Třinec
SEL
Mora IK
Brynäs IF
KHL
Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
SML
KalPa
National team  Czech Republic
NHL Draft 4th overall, 1999
New York Rangers
Playing career 2001–present

Pavel Brendl (born March 23, 1981) is a Czech professional ice hockey forward who currently plays for the Rapperswil-Jona Lakers in the Swiss National League A.

Playing career[edit]

Brendl was a highly rated junior star with the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League, winning numerous awards and making the all-star team of the 1999 Memorial Cup. This led to him being drafted fourth overall in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers. However, Brendl's talent never translated to stardom at the NHL level, where he managed only 22 points in 78 career games with the Philadelphia Flyers, Carolina Hurricanes and 2 games with the Phoenix Coyotes. He played the 2005–06 season for the Phoenix Coyotes in the NHL and the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League.

In 2006, Brendl joined the Swedish Elitserien team Mora IK for which he scored the most goals in the Elitserien during the regular season. After one season with the team he signed a three-year contract with Brynäs IF, also in Elitserien. Brynäs regards the signing of Brendl as one of the club's biggest and most spectacular signings in the recent history of the club.[1] In June, 2008, Brendl signed with the Russian team Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod in the Kontinental Hockey League.[2] In the inaugural season of the KHL, Brendl led the league in scoring with 35 goals (with another Czech forward Jan Marek).

In 2010, Brendl signed with the KalPa of the SM-liiga.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99 Calgary Hitmen WHL 68 73 61 134 40 20 21 25 46 18
1999–00 Calgary Hitmen WHL 61 59 51 111 94 10 7 12 19 8
1999–00 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 2 0 0 0 0
2000–01 Calgary Hitmen WHL 49 40 35 75 66 10 6 7 13 6
2001–02 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 8 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 64 15 22 37 22 5 4 1 5 0
2002–03 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 42 5 7 12 4
2002–03 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 8 0 1 1 2
2003–04 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 33 17 16 33 34
2003–04 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 18 5 3 8 8
2004–05 Thurgau NLB 4 3 0 3 4
2004–05 Oceláři Třinec CEL 2 0 0 0 0
2005–06 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 25 6 7 13 10
2005–06 San Antonio Rampage AHL 38 13 11 24 8
2005–06 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2006–07 Mora IK SEL 54 34 23 57 34
2007–08 Brynäs IF SEL 54 31 24 55 48 3 0 0 0 14
2008–09 Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod KHL 56 35 15 50 48 3 0 0 0 14
2009–10 Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod KHL 51 27 10 37 67
2010–11 Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod KHL 24 9 1 10 0 3 0 2 2 2
2010–11 KalPa SM-liiga 16 7 8 15 8
NHL totals 78 11 11 22 16 2 0 0 0 0

Awards[edit]

Records[edit]

  • Calgary Hitmen's franchise record for goals in a season (1998–99) (73)
  • Calgary Hitmen's franchise record for points in a season (1998–99) (134)
  • Elitserien record for most goals in one season (2006–07) (34)[3]
  • Elitserien record for most points by a foreigner in one season (2006–07) (57)[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pavel Brendl till Brynäs" (in Swedish). sr.se. April 13, 2007. Retrieved April 16, 2007. 
  2. ^ "Pavel Brendl lämnar Brynäs" (in Swedish). Brynäs IF. Retrieved June 25, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Elitserien stats 2006/07" (in Swedish). Svenska Hockeyligan AB. March 2, 2007. Retrieved April 10, 2007. 
  4. ^ "Elitserien stats 2006/07" (in Swedish). Svenska Hockeyligan AB. March 2, 2007. Retrieved April 10, 2007. 

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Preceded by
Manny Malhotra
New York Rangers first round draft pick
1999
Succeeded by
Jamie Lundmark