September 13, 1988 |
Oakville, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)|
Prior to turning professional, DeFazio attended Clarkson University where he played four seasons of NCAA Division I men's ice hockey with the Clarkson Golden Knights men's ice hockey team. After graduating from his senior year with Clarkson, DeFazio joined the Pittsburgh Penguins affiliate teams, the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to end the 2010–11 season.
On July 2, 2012, DeFazio signed as a free agent to a one-year, two way contract with the New York Islanders. A year later, though, DeFazio left the Islanders organization as a free agent and signed a one-year contract with the Vancouver Canucks on July 12, 2013.
In the 2014–15 season, DeFazio received his first NHL recall by the Canucks on November 9, 2014. He made his long awaited NHL debut that night in a 2-1 shootout victory over the Anaheim Ducks. DeFazio played in his second career game on November 11th against the Ottawa Senators, where he collected the first shot of his career while playing 5 minutes and 49 seconds.
On July 6, 2015, having left the Canucks as a free agent, DeFazio returned to the Eastern Conference in signing a one-year, two-way contract with the Boston Bruins.
|2012–13||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||69||11||14||25||139||—||—||—||—||—|
- "Penguins reduce training camp roster". Pittsburgh Penguins. 2011-09-22. Retrieved 2011-09-22.
- "DeFazio & McDonald agree to terms". New York Islanders. 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-07-02.
- "Canucks sign Ferriero, DeFazio". Vancouver Canucks. 2013-07-12. Retrieved 2013-07-12.
- "Canucks recall F DeFazio from AHL's Utica Comets". The Sports Network. 2014-11-09. Retrieved 2014-11-09.
- "Bruins sign Jimmy Hayes, Brett Connolly and Brandon DeFazio". Boston Bruins. 2015-07-06. Retrieved 2015-07-06.
- "Son of former Pens forward Samuelsson knows his niche". Pittsburgh Live. 2011-12-25. Retrieved 2011-12-25.
- Brandon DeFazio's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Brandon DeFazio's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
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