Tim Brent

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Tim Brent
Tim Brent Hurricanes.jpg
Born (1984-03-10) March 10, 1984 (age 30)
Cambridge, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
KHL team
Former teams
Metallurg Magnitogorsk
Anaheim Ducks
Pittsburgh Penguins
Chicago Blackhawks
Toronto Maple Leafs
Carolina Hurricanes
Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
NHL Draft 37th overall, 2002
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
75th overall, 2004
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Playing career 2004–present

Tim Brent (born March 10, 1984) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player currently playing for Metallurg Magnitogorsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Tim is now engaged to Eva Shockey.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Brent grew up in the Cambridge, Ontario area playing minor hockey for the Hespeler Shamrocks of the OMHA and the Cambridge Hawks of the Alliance Pavilion League.

At age 15, Brent signed with the Cambridge Winterhawks Jr.B. team of the OHA Midwestern Ontario Hockey League in the 1999-2000 season. After completing his Jr.B. season, Brent was the 2nd overall selection of the OHL's Toronto St. Michael's Majors in the 2000 OHL Priority Selection.

Brent began his major junior career on the Toronto St. Michael's Majors of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) in the 2000–01 season. He played on the team for four seasons, until 2003–04. During that time, he was drafted twice, both times by Anaheim. He was first drafted 37th overall in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, but was re-entered into the draft two years later after not signing with Anaheim. In the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, he was selected 75th overall, again by the Ducks.

In the 2004–05 season, he started his professional career with the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks. The next season, he played on the Portland Pirates, the Ducks' new minor league affiliate. He began his 2006–07 season with Portland, but was recalled to the Stanley Cup-winning Ducks and scored his first NHL goal February 20 against the Vancouver Canucks.

On June 23, 2007, the Anaheim Ducks traded Brent to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for centre Stephen Dixon.[2] On July 17, 2008, Brent was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Danny Richmond.[3] On July 6, 2009, Brent signed a one-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs.[4]

During his first preseason game of the 2009-2010 season, Brent tore his pectoral muscle - requiring surgery that would see him miss 4 months of action. After recovering, Brent returned to play with the Toronto Marlies, recording 28 points in 33 games. He was called up for the final game of the season to make his debut with the Toronto Maple Leafs versus the Montreal Canadiens.

A strong training camp with Toronto saw Brent dress for the Maple Leafs in the season opener on October 7, 2010 versus the Montreal Canadiens. Brent immediately made an impact, scoring the first goal of the game at 6:42 of the first period. Brent went on to suit up for 79 games this season.

A game on February 3, 2011 against the Carolina Hurricanes saw him block 5 shots and clear the puck in a single penalty kill. This play earned him a standing ovation at the Air Canada Centre as well as TSN's "No Guts, No Glory" award. It was also a nomination for NHL Play of the Year.

Brent signed a two-year contract with the Carolina Hurricanes on July 1, 2011.

Upon completion of his contract with the Hurricanes, Brent signed his first contract outside North America, on a one-year deal with Russian club, Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod of the KHL on July 30, 2013.[5] After eighteen games with Torpedo, he was traded to Metallurg Magnitogorsk for Justin Hodgman. With Metallurg he won the Gagarin Cup.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1999–00 Cambridge Winterhawks MWJHL 40 19 16 35 42
2000–01 Toronto St. Michael's Majors OHL 64 9 19 28 31 18 2 8 10 6
2001–02 Toronto St. Michael's Majors OHL 61 19 40 59 52 14 7 12 19 20
2002–03 Toronto St. Michael's Majors OHL 60 24 42 66 74 19 7 17 24 14
2003–04 Toronto St. Michael's Majors OHL 53 26 41 67 105 18 4 13 17 24
2004–05 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 46 5 13 18 42 12 0 1 1 6
2005–06 Portland Pirates AHL 37 15 9 24 32 15 4 4 8 16
2006–07 Portland Pirates AHL 48 16 14 30 40
2006–07 Anaheim Ducks NHL 15 1 0 1 6
2007–08 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 74 18 43 61 79 23 12 15 27 10
2007–08 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Rockford IceHogs AHL 64 20 42 62 59 4 0 1 1 2
2008–09 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 2 0 0 0 2
2009–10 Toronto Marlies AHL 33 13 15 28 19
2009–10 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 79 8 12 20 33
2011–12 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 79 12 12 24 27
2012–13 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 30 0 3 3 8
2013–14 Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod KHL 18 3 8 11 16
2013–14 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 33 6 12 18 59 20 1 1 2 37
NHL totals 207 21 27 48 76

References[edit]

  1. ^ McGraw, Glenn . "Eva Shockey Engaged To Fiance Tim Brent, Shows Off Beautiful Ring" Gamedayr May 23, 2014.
  2. ^ "Stanley Cup champs extend O'Donnell, Huskins and trade Brent". ESPN. 2007-06-23. Retrieved 2008-11-14. 
  3. ^ "Pens acquire Danny Richmond". Pittsburgh Penguins. 2008-07-17. Retrieved 2008-11-14. 
  4. ^ "Maple Leafs agree to Terms with Five Players". TSN. 2009-07-06. Retrieved 2009-07-06. 
  5. ^ "Striker from Carolina signs with Torpedo" (in Russian). Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod. 2013-07-30. Retrieved 2013-07-30. 

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