Brad Farynuk

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Brad Farynuk
Born (1982-01-22) January 22, 1982 (age 33)
Enderby, BC, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
ALH team
Former teams
Tohoku Free Blades
Syracuse Crunch
Springfield Falcons
Quad City Flames
Playing career 2006–present

Brad Farynuk (born January 22, 1982 in Enderby, British Columbia) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player currently playing with Tohoku Free Blades in the Asia Hockey League. He has played over 300 professional hockey games (53 games in the American Hockey League, 175 in the ECHL, and 148 in the ALH).[1][2]

Playing career[edit]

After captaining the final two years and graduating from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY) with a dual engineering degree Brad went on to play professional hockey in Dayton Ohio for the Dayton Bombers.[3][4] During the season he split his time with the Syracuse Crunch.[1] The following year Farynuk played in California for the Stockton Thunder. There he was Captain and an ECHL All Star. Again, during the season he split his time with the AHL and played 20 games for the Springfield Falcons.[1]

In the 2008-09 season, Brad was the Captain for the South Carolina Stingrays and led them to win the Kelly Cup Championship.[5] The AHL’s Quad City Flames had Brad playing in 17 games that season.[1]

In 2009 Farynuk went and played for a new team in the Asia Hockey League called the Tohoku Free Blades. He was voted the Best Offensive Defender. In 2010 he returned to Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan with his wife to play for the Free Blades again.[6] The team was scheduled to play in the Championship but the day before game 1, disaster struck Japan. They experienced a devastating earthquake and tsunami forcing the league to cancel the rest of playoffs. The league named both teams (Halla and FreeBlades) co-champions for the 2010-2011 season.

In 2011 Brad played in the Italian League for Renon. Then in the 2012-2013 season Farynuk returned to Japan for a third season. The team won playoffs and were Asia League Champions. The following season Brad played for the FreeBlades again as assistant captain. This season (2014-2015) Farynuk returns to the Free Blades for his fifth season and is once again the assistant captain.

Career stats[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 Vernon Vipers BCHL 60 9 32 41 43
2002–03 R.P.I. ECAC 39 3 12 15 20
2003–04 R.P.I. ECAC 39 6 17 23 54
2004–05 R.P.I. ECAC 38 5 16 21 36
2005–06 R.P.I. ECAC 30 4 16 20 34
2006–07 Dayton Bombers ECHL 47 4 19 23 54 22 4 12 16 20
2006–07 Syracuse Crunch AHL 16 0 1 1 8
2007–08 Stockton Thunder ECHL 28 3 12 15 41 6 0 3 3 10
2007–08 Springfield Falcons AHL 20 0 4 4 18
2008–09 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 50 11 20 31 85 22 4 10 14 28
2008–09 Quad City Flames AHL 17 1 2 3 12
2009–10 Tohoku Free Blades ALH 36 11 32 43 128
2010–11 Tohoku Free Blades ALIH 34 12 24 36 74 5 3 5 8 6
2011–12 AS Renon ITL 42 8 17 25 44
2012–13 Tohoku Free Blades ALIH 38 16 27 43 86 8 5 5 10 12
2013–14 Tohoku Free Blades ALIH 40 8 22 30 84
2014–15 Tohoku Free Blades ALIH
AHL totals 53 1 7 8 38

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Brad Farynuk profile". American Hockey League. 2010-01-02. Retrieved 2010-01-02. 
  2. ^ "Brad Farynuk ECHL biography". ECHL. 2010-01-02. Retrieved 2010-01-02. 
  3. ^ "History of Team Captains at RPI". Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 2011-03-07. Retrieved 2011-03-07. 
  4. ^ Linesburgh, Scott (2007-10-07). "ECHL players have to sacrifice a lot to try to make it to the NHL". recordnet.com. Retrieved 2010-09-09. 
  5. ^ "Stingrays team history". South Carolina Stingrays. 2010-09-09. Retrieved 2010-09-09. 
  6. ^ "Tohoku Free Blades seek improvement in second season". prohockeynews.com. 2010-09-09. Retrieved 2010-09-09. 

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