Travis Brigley

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Travis Brigley
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Born (1977-06-16) June 16, 1977 (age 37)
Coronation, AB, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
ChHL team
Former teams
Bentley Generals
Calgary Flames
Colorado Avalanche
Vålerenga
Augsburger Panther
Hamburg Freezers
HDD Olimpija Ljubljana
NHL Draft 39th overall, 1996
Calgary Flames
Playing career 1997–2013

Travis Brigley (born June 16, 1977) is a Canadian senior ice hockey player currently playing for the Bentley Generals in the Chinook Hockey League. He has played for the Calgary Flames and Colorado Avalanche in the National Hockey League.

Playing career[edit]

Brigley was drafted 39th overall, by the Calgary Flames in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft after playing four years with Lethbridge Hurricanes of the WHL. Brigley made his professional debut in the 1997–98 season with the Saint John Flames of the AHL. He also made his NHL debut with Calgary in the same year playing in 2 games.

In the 1999–2000 season, Brigley was traded by the Flames to the Philadelphia Flyers for Marc Bureau on March 6, 2000. In the 2000–01 season, Brigley briefly played in Wales, UK with the Cardiff Devils before signing as a free agent with the Florida Panthers on December 16, 2000.

Brigley played for the Panthers affiliate, the Louisville Panthers of the AHL before signing as a free agent with the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks for the 2001–02 season. Following impressive play for Cincinnati, Travis was signed by parent club the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim on January 22, 2002.

On August 12, 2003, Brigley was traded by the Ducks to the Colorado Avalanche. He made his long awaited return to the NHL, playing in a career-high 36 games for the Avalanche in 2003–04. During the NHL lockout, Brigley signed in Norway, he won the Norgesmester for Vålerenga.

Brigley returned to North America for the 2005–06 season when he signed with the New York Islanders on September 2, 2005.[1] Brigley never played with the Islanders, spending the season in the AHL with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers and the Springfield Falcons. Brigley returned to Europe the following season signing with German team Augsburger Panther of the DEL. After two seasons of missing the playoffs with the Panthers, Brigley signed with the Hamburg Freezers for the 2008–09 season.[2]

On October 12, 2009, Brigley signed with Slovenian team HDD Olimpija Ljubljana of the Erste Bank Eishockey Liga.[3] After playing in only 22 games Brigley left the team on December 23, 2009.[4] In finishing the season, Travis returned to Canada and played in a brief stint with the Bentley Generals in the senior AAA Alberta based, Chinook Hockey League.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1993–94 Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL 1 0 0 0 0
1994–95 Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL 64 14 18 32 24
1995–96 Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL 69 34 43 77 94 4 2 3 5 8
1996–97 Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL 71 43 47 90 56 19 9 9 18 31
1997–98 Saint John Flames AHL 79 17 15 32 28 8 0 0 0 0
1997–98 Calgary Flames NHL 2 0 0 0 2
1998–99 Saint John Flames AHL 74 15 35 50 48 7 3 1 4 2
1999–00 Detroit Vipers IHL 29 6 10 16 24
1999–00 Saint John Flames AHL 9 3 1 4 4
1999–00 Calgary Flames NHL 17 0 2 2 4
1999–00 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 15 2 2 4 15 5 1 0 1 4
2000–01 Cardiff Devils BISL 12 5 9 14 6
2000–01 Knoxville Speed UHL 4 2 4 6 4
2000–01 Louisville Panthers AHL 49 14 21 35 34
2001–02 Macon Whoopee ECHL 8 4 3 7 2
2001–02 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 70 22 21 43 40 3 2 0 2 0
2002–03 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 64 18 27 45 58
2002–03 Hershey Bears AHL 13 3 5 8 4 5 1 2 3 2
2003–04 Hershey Bears AHL 18 6 6 12 8
2003–04 Colorado Avalanche NHL 36 3 4 7 10
2004–05 Vålerenga GET 21 8 11 19 43 10 3 4 7 18
2005–06 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 39 7 10 17 28
2005–06 Springfield Falcons AHL 18 3 3 6 6
2006–07 Augsburger Panther DEL 48 13 29 42 121
2007–08 Augsburger Panther DEL 55 22 25 47 74
2008–09 Hamburg Freezers DEL 50 16 15 31 54 9 0 2 2 6
2009–10 HDD Olimpija Ljubljana EBEL 22 14 11 25 8
2009–10 Bentley Generals ChHL 5 1 4 5 0 6 1 3 4 2
2010–11 Bentley Generals ChHL 18 16 21 37 20
2011–12 Bentley Generals ChHL 21 2 3 5 14
2012–13 Bentley Generals ChHL 11 9 2 11 4 3 1 0 1 2
NHL totals 55 3 6 9 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Islanders sign Travis Brigley". New York Islanders. 2005-09-06. Retrieved 2010-04-25. 
  2. ^ "Brigley commits to Freezers" (in German). Hamburg Freezers. 2008-03-31. Retrieved 2010-04-25. 
  3. ^ "Travis Brigley and Matt Higgins coming to Ljubljana" (in Slovenian). HDD Olimpija Ljubljana. 2009-10-12. Retrieved 2010-04-25. 
  4. ^ "Forward Travis Brigley leaves the Dragons" (in Swedish). HDD Olimpija Ljubljana. 2009-12-23. Retrieved 2010-04-25. 

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