Brandon DeFazio

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Brandon Defazio
Brandon DeFazio - Boston Bruins.jpg
DeFazio in September 2015.
Born (1988-09-13) September 13, 1988 (age 27)
Oakville, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
AHL team
Former teams

Texas Stars
Vancouver Canucks
Providence Bruins
Utica Comets
Bridgeport Sound Tigers

Wheeling Nailers
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2011–present

Brandon DeFazio (born September 13, 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing for the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Playing career[edit]

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.

DeFazio was signed by Wilkes-Barre to a one-year AHL contract, and was also given a try-out and attended Pittsburgh's NHL training camp for the 2011–12 season.[1]

On July 2, 2012, DeFazio signed as a free agent to a one-year, two way contract with the New York Islanders.[2] 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.[3]

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 11 against the Ottawa Senators, where he collected the first shot of his career while playing 5 minutes and 49 seconds.[4]

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.[5]

In the off-season, DeFazio left the Bruins organization as a free agent an on July 25, 2016, he was signed to a one-year contract to continue in the AHL with the Texas Stars.[6]

Personal life[edit]

His father, Dean De Fazio, also played professional hockey within the Penguins organization.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Milton Icehawks OPJHL 36 10 6 16 38
2005–06 Oakville Blades OPJHL 11 2 11 13 8 23 6 13 19 28
2006–07 Oakville Blades OPJHL 46 12 33 45 135 9 2 4 6 12
2007–08 Clarkson University ECAC 37 3 4 7 34
2008–09 Clarkson University ECAC 33 7 11 18 28
2009–10 Clarkson University ECAC 35 12 14 26 58
2010–11 Clarkson University ECAC 36 14 12 26 56
2010–11 Wheeling Nailers ECHL 10 4 5 9 7 14 4 2 6 8
2010–11 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 2 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 66 11 5 16 104 12 0 0 0 6
2012–13 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 69 11 14 25 139
2013–14 Utica Comets AHL 76 17 17 34 106
2014–15 Utica Comets AHL 75 21 22 43 92 21 2 5 7 12
2014–15 Vancouver Canucks NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2015–16 Providence Bruins AHL 71 22 21 43 38 3 0 0 0 4
NHL totals 2 0 0 0 0

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