Brian Ihnacak

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Brian Ihnacak
Brian Ihnacack - Italy-Slovenia 07.02.2015.jpg
Born (1985-04-10) April 10, 1985 (age 30)
Toronto, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
GET-ligaen team
Former teams
Vålerenga Ishockey
Malmö Redhawks
Allen Americans
Augusta Lynx
Elmira Jackals
HC Valpellice
HKm Zvolen
MHK Kežmarok
Mississippi RiverKings
Texas Brahmas
National team  Italy
NHL Draft 259th overall, 2004
Pittsburgh Penguins
Playing career 2007–present

Brian Stephen Ihnacak (born April 10, 1985) is a Canadian-born Italian professional ice hockey forward who currently plays for Vålerenga Ishockey of GET-ligaen.


Ihnacak was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, going 259th overall. With the National Hockey League reducing the number of rounds in the NHL Entry Draft from nine to seven in 2005, Ihnacak currently holds the distinction of being the last Pittsburgh Penguins draft selection to be drafted in the ninth round. The NHL Central Scouting service had Brian ranked 44th overall in North America before the 2004 NHL draft.[citation needed]

International career[edit]

Ihnacak competed at the 2014 IIHF World Championship as a member of the Italy men's national ice hockey team.


Brian's father, Peter Ihnacak, was a former Toronto Maple Leafs draft pick who was selected 34th overall in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft. His uncle, Miroslav Ihnacak, was also drafted and played for the Maple Leafs. Miroslav later played for the Detroit Red Wings.

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-ECAC Hockey Rookie Team 2003–04

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Hugh Jessiman
ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Year
Shared With
David McKee
Succeeded by
Joe Fallon