Brian Flynn (ice hockey)

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Brian Flynn
Brian Flynn - Montreal Canadiens.jpg
Flynn in April 2015.
Born (1988-07-26) July 26, 1988 (age 28)
Lynnfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 183 lb (83 kg; 13 st 1 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Montreal Canadiens
Buffalo Sabres
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2012–present

Brian Michael Flynn (born July 26, 1988) is an American professional ice hockey Forward who is currently playing for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

Flynn in October 2013.

Brian Flynn played his high school hockey at a New England private school in Connecticut, Pomfret School. Undrafted, Flynn previously played for the Maine Black Bears in the NCAA Men's Division I Hockey East conference. In his senior year, Flynn's outstanding play was rewarded with a selection to the 2011-12 Hockey East First-Team All-Stars.[1]

On March 28, 2012, Flynn agreed to terms on a two-way, entry-level contract with the Buffalo Sabres.[2] As Flynn was over the age of 22 when he entered the league, he was allowed to forgo the NHL Draft and sign as a free agent.

During the lockout shortened 2012–13 season, Flynn was called up March 1, 2013 and scored his first NHL goal on March 7 against Johan Hedberg of the New Jersey Devils.

On March 2, 2015, he was traded by the Sabres to the Montreal Canadiens for a 2016 fifth-round draft pick.[3]

On April 15, 2015 he played in his first ever playoff game and scored the game-winning goal against the Ottawa Senators in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.

Following the conclusion on the 2014–15 season, Flynn re-signed to a two-year contract extension with the Canadiens on July 1, 2015.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs EJHL 41 26 19 45 24
2008–09 University of Maine H-East 38 12 13 25 10
2009–10 University of Maine H-East 39 19 28 47 12
2010–11 University of Maine H-East 36 20 16 36 8
2011–12 University of Maine H-East 40 18 30 48 37
2011–12 Rochester Americans AHL 5 0 1 1 0
2012–13 Rochester Americans AHL 45 16 16 32 18 3 0 0 0 4
2012–13 Buffalo Sabres NHL 26 6 5 11 0
2013–14 Buffalo Sabres NHL 79 6 7 13 14
2014–15 Buffalo Sabres NHL 54 5 12 17 8
2014–15 Montreal Canadiens NHL 9 0 0 0 0 6 1 2 3 0
2015–16 Montreal Canadiens NHL 56 4 6 10 6
2016–17 Montreal Canadiens NHL 51 6 4 10 4 1 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 275 27 34 61 32 7 1 2 3 0

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
College
Len Ceglarski Award - Hockey East Sportsmanship[5] 2011
All-Hockey East First Team[1] 2011–12

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Dumoulin, Almeida Highlight 2011-12 Hockey East All-Star Teams". bcinterruption.com. 2012-03-15. Retrieved 2012-03-15. 
  2. ^ Mahoney, Larry (2012-03-28). "Maine hockey linemates, roommates Brian Flynn, Spencer Abbott agree to pro contracts". BangorDailyNews.com. Retrieved 2012-03-28. 
  3. ^ "Canadiens acquire Brian Flynn from Sabres". Montreal Canadiens. 2015-03-02. Retrieved 2015-03-02. 
  4. ^ "Canadiens agree to terms on a two-year contract with forward Brian Flynn". Canadiens.com. Retrieved June 30, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Hockey East Awards 2011". Hockey East. 2011-04-01. Retrieved 2012-04-02. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Ben Smith
Len Ceglarski Sportsmanship Award
2010–11
Succeeded by
Chris Connolly