Brian Fahey (ice hockey)
March 2, 1981 |
Des Plaines, Illinois, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
EC Red Bull Salzburg
|NHL Draft||119th overall, 2000
Brian P. Fahey (born March 2, 1981) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman currently an unrestricted free agent. He most recently played for EC Red Bull Salzburg of the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL). Fahey was born in Des Plaines, Illinois, but grew up in Glenview, Illinois.
Fahey was drafted 199th overall in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft by the Colorado Avalanche. Fahey played collegiate hockey with the University of Wisconsin in the WCHA. Fahey, an USNTDP product, was named in the WCHA All-Rookie team in 2000. Following his senior year in 2002–03, and unsigned from the Avalanche, Fahey made his professional debut in the 2003–04 season primarily in the ECHL with the Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies.
After brief call-ups to the Worcester IceCats of the AHL during the next two-seasons, Fahey was invited to the Dallas Stars training camp for the 2005–06 season. Fahey was then signed to a one-year contract with the Stars on September 20, 2005. Brian was then assigned to Stars affiliate, the Iowa Stars for the season.
On August 31, 2006, Fahey was signed by the Chicago Wolves of the AHL. After his first season with the Wolves in the 2006–07, he was awarded the "Tim Breslin Unsung Hero Award" - Given annually to the Wolves player who best typifies the on-ice spirit and team-first attitude of Tim Breslin. In the 2007–08 season, Fahey was a part of the Wolves Calder Cup Championship team, scoring 10 points in 24 playoff contests.
Fahey signed with the New York Rangers to a two-year contract on July 18, 2008. Fahey, now an established AHL veteran, scored 24 points in 66 games with the Hartford Wolf Pack in the 2008–09 season.
On July 16, 2009, Fahey was traded by the Rangers to his original draft team, the Colorado Avalanche, for Nigel Williams. He was assigned to Avalanche AHL affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters, to begin the 2009–10 season. On November 27, 2009, Fahey finally received his first NHL recall, however despite training with the team for two weeks and over a duration of 9 games, he never made his debut with the Avalanche. Brian finished the season leading Lake Erie with 11 goals in 71 games.
On July 7, 2010, Fahey returned to the Hershey Bears signing a one-year two-way contract with the Washington Capitals organization for the 2010–11 season. As a final cut from the Capitals training camp, Fahey reported to Hershey as a veteran leader to begin the season. After two games with the Bears, and with the Capitals suffering early injury ailments, he made his long-awaited NHL debut against the Nashville Predators in a 3-2 overtime win on October 16, 2010.
On July 17, 2012, Fahey left North America and signed his first contract abroad on a one-year deal with Vityaz Chekhov of the Russian Kontinental Hockey League. During the 2012–13 season, Fahey integrated himself as a mainstay on the blueline for Vityaz, scoring 5 goals and 15 points in 52 games.
On August 14, 2013, Fahey moved to European club, EC Red Bull Salzburg of the Austrian Hockey League, on a one-year deal.
Regular season and playoffs
|1997–98||U.S. National Development Team||USDP||61||7||21||28||55||—||—||—||—||—|
|1998–99||U.S. National Development Team||USDP||58||10||9||19||38||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–00||U. of Wisconsin||WCHA||41||6||11||17||40||—||—||—||—||—|
|2000–01||U. of Wisconsin||WCHA||38||1||5||6||16||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||U. of Wisconsin||WCHA||38||2||8||10||55||—||—||—||—||—|
|2002–03||U. of Wisconsin||WCHA||39||5||4||9||34||—||—||—||—||—|
|2003–04||Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies||ECHL||55||11||26||37||49||2||0||0||0||2|
|2004–05||Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies||ECHL||46||10||16||26||47||3||0||2||2||0|
|2008–09||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||66||4||20||24||67||5||0||1||1||6|
|2009–10||Lake Erie Monsters||AHL||71||11||14||25||97||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||EC Red Bull Salzburg||EBEL||54||11||18||29||75||13||2||9||11||10|
|2014–15||EC Red Bull Salzburg||EBEL||31||8||16||24||20||13||3||11||14||11|
|2015–16||EC Red Bull Salzburg||EBEL||52||16||20||36||42||19||5||5||10||16|
Awards and honors
- "Wolves sign Glenview native Fahey". Chicago Wolves. 2006-08-31. Archived from the original on December 21, 2007. Retrieved 2009-07-16.
- "Wolves to present Fahey with Unsung Hero award". Chicago Wolves. 2007-04-05. Archived from the original on December 21, 2007. Retrieved 2009-07-16.
- "Rangers add Calder Cup champion Fahey". New York Rangers. 2008-07-18. Retrieved 2009-07-16.
- "Avalanche acquires Fahey". Colorado Avalanche. 2009-07-16. Retrieved 2009-07-16.
- "Avalanche recall Durno, Fahey". Colorado Avalanche. 2009-11-27. Retrieved 2010-04-11.
- "Kyle Greentree and Brian Fahey sign with Washington/Hershey". oursportscentral.com. 2010-07-07. Retrieved 2010-07-07.
- "Finally for Fahey". Washington Capitals. 2010-10-16. Retrieved 2010-10-17.
- "Capitals overcome 2-goal deficit to beat Preds in OT". CBS Sports. 2010-10-16. Retrieved 2010-10-17.
- "Hershey Bears lose Fahey". pennlive.com. 2011-08-31. Retrieved 2011-08-31.
- "Brian Fahey a Knight" (in Russian). Vityaz Chekhov. 2012-07-17. Retrieved 2012-07-17.
- EC Red Bull Salzburg (2013-08-14). "Former NHL defender comes to Salzburg". Twitter. Retrieved 2013-08-14.