August 9, 1970 |
Ottawa, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
|Played for||St. Louis Blues
Kloten Flyers (NLA)
|NHL Draft||9th overall, 1988
St. Louis Blues
Roderic Jean Brind'Amour (born August 9, 1970) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey centre who played 20 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the St. Louis Blues, Philadelphia Flyers and Carolina Hurricanes. He captained the Hurricanes to the franchise's first Stanley Cup championship in 2006. He now acts as their assistant coach and development coach.
Born in Ottawa but raised in Prince Rupert and Campbell River, British Columbia, Brind'Amour was drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the first round (ninth overall) of the 1988 NHL Entry Draft. Brind'Amour played the next season at Michigan State University. Brind'Amour became well known for working out constantly, earning the nickname "Rod the Bod". During his time at Michigan State, Brind'Amour would go from a game directly into the weight room where he would undertake a strenuous workout. His coach at the time said that Brind'Amour's workouts became so intense that they would turn the lights out on him, and when that failed to work, they would padlock the room.
At the conclusion of the collegiate hockey season, Brind'Amour joined the Blues during the 1989 NHL playoffs. He made his debut in game 5 of the Blues' division semifinals against the Minnesota North Stars and scored a goal on his first shot. In his first full NHL season, Brind'Amour scored 27 points in the Blues' first 24 games and finished third on the Blues with 26 goals. Brind'Amour was selected to the 1989–90 All-Rookie Team.
Brind'Amour was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers with Dan Quinn for Murray Baron and Ron Sutter following the 1990–91 season. Brind'Amour was one of Philadelphia's most popular players. He spent his years in Philadelphia as an alternate captain to Kevin Dineen and then Eric Lindros, filling in as captain and wearing the "C" when Lindros was out of the lineup. It was there that he started his reputation of being one of the best shutdown centres of the NHL. This has culminated into a Selke Trophy awarded to him as a member of the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006 and again in 2007.
When the Flyers faced the Penguins in the first round of the 1997 playoffs, Brind'Amour scored two short-handed goals during a single power play.  The Flyers made it to the Stanley Cup Finals, which they lost to the Red Wings.
During his stint with Philadelphia Brind'Amour was considered one of the league's "ironmen", with a consecutive games streak of 484 played, a Flyers franchise record.
Additionally, he was one-third of the "BBC Line" featuring Bates Battaglia and Erik Cole during the Carolina Hurricanes’ run to the Stanley Cup finals in 2002. Brind'Amour was named Captain of the Hurricanes before the 2005–06 season.
Brind'Amour won his only Stanley Cup on June 19, 2006, with the Hurricanes, defeating the Edmonton Oilers in the 2006 Stanley Cup Finals in seven games. During that summer, Brind'Amour re-signed with the Hurricanes with a five-year deal.
In December 2006, he scored his 1000th career point and in February 2007, he recorded his 400th career goal.
On February 14, 2008 against Pittsburgh, Brind'Amour tore his ACL in the first period ending his 2007–08 season. However, Brind'Amour would return for the 2008–09 season, playing in 80 games while recording 16 goals and 35 assists as the Hurricanes reached the Eastern Conference Finals.
On January 20, 2010, Brind'Amour was replaced as Hurricanes captain by Eric Staal, previously an alternate captain. Brind'Amour was an alternate captain for the rest of the season (and as it would turn out, his career). Following the 2009-10 season, Brind'Amour retired as a player, having played 1,484 career NHL games, and moved into Hurricanes team management as a director of forwards development. His #17 number was retired in a ceremony on February 18, 2011. The ceremony took place prior to a game against the Philadelphia Flyers, whose coach was Peter Laviolette. Thus the two teams Brind'Amour spent the bulk of his career with as well as the coach he won the Stanley Cup with were present to honor him. It is the third number to be officially retired by the Hurricanes since moving to Raleigh, after Glen Wesley's #2 and Ron Francis' #10; all three retired players continue to work within the organization.
Brind'Amour represented the team in a ceremony before the Charlotte Checkers' first home game as the Hurricanes' new AHL affiliate.
On June 7, 2011, Brind'Amour was introduced by the Hurricanes as their assistant coach and development coach. He will retain his role in developing the franchise's forwards while also spending time behind the bench in the NHL.
Brind'Amour was among the last few players in the league who had also played in the NHL in the 1980s. He finished his professional career 18th all-time in games played.
Awards and honours
|All-CCHA Rookie Team||1988-89|
|NHL All-Star Game||1992|
|NHL Frank J. Selke Trophy||2005-06, 2006-07|
|Stanley Cup Carolina Hurricanes||2006|
|Competitor for Canada|
|Gold||1994 Italy||Ice Hockey|
- His #17 jersey was retired by the Hurricanes on February 18, 2011.
Brind'Amour has three children from his first marriage: a daughter, Briley, and two sons, Skyler and Reece. Brind'Amour was married for the second time on July 10, 2010 to Amy Biedenbach, a native of Raleigh and daughter of former N.C. State basketball standout and former UNC Asheville men's basketball coach Eddie Biedenbach. Rod and Amy have a son, Brooks Edward Brind'Amour, born on December 19, 2011.
Regular season and playoffs
|1986–87||Notre Dame Hounds||SMHL||33||38||50||88||66||—||—||—||—||—|
|1987–88||Notre Dame Hounds||SJHL||56||46||61||107||136||—||—||—||—||—|
|1987–88||Notre Dame Hounds||Cen-Cup||—||—||—||—||—||5||5||9||14||4|
|1988–89||Michigan State Spartans||CCHA||42||27||32||59||63||—||—||—||—||—|
|1988–89||St. Louis Blues||NHL||—||—||—||—||—||5||2||0||2||4|
|1989–90||St. Louis Blues||NHL||79||26||35||61||46||12||5||8||13||6|
|1990–91||St. Louis Blues||NHL||78||17||32||49||93||13||2||5||7||10|
|Junior int'l totals||7||2||3||5||4|
|Senior int'l totals||35||10||8||18||12|
- "Penguins' Crosby captures Hart Trophy as League MVP". NHL.com. 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-19.[dead link]
- "Remember that time Rod Brind'Amour scored two shorties on the same power play?". CSN Philly. 17 February 2011. Retrieved 26 February 2015.
- "Canes to retire Brind'Amour's jersey". WRAL.com. 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-15.
- Williams, Terrell (2011-07-06). "Hurricanes Announce Coaching Changes". hurricanes.nhl.com. Retrieved 2011-07-06.
- "Rod Brind'Amour retires". theglobeandmail.com. 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-03.
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|Awards and achievements|
|St. Louis Blues first round draft pick
|CCHA Rookie of the Year
|Winner of the Bobby Clarke Trophy
|Carolina Hurricanes captain
|Winner of the Frank J. Selke Trophy