Brian Salcido

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Brian Salcido
Brian Salcido 2012 2.jpg
Born (1985-04-14) April 14, 1985 (age 32)
Los Angeles, California
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
team
Former teams
Free Agent
Anaheim Ducks
HC Sparta Praha
SaiPa
Amur Khabarovsk
JYP
ERC Ingolstadt
NHL Draft 141st overall, 2005
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Playing career 2006–present

Brian Michael Salcido (born April 14, 1985 in Los Angeles, California) is an American professional ice hockey player currently an unrestricted free agent who most recently played for ERC Ingolstadt in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). He is the 23rd California-born NHL hockey player and first born and developed player from southern California to play for the Anaheim Ducks.

Playing career[edit]

Salcido moved to Minnesota to play for Shattuck-Saint Mary's high school, noted for its midget AAA hockey program. From 2003 until 2006 Salcido attended Colorado College and was a member of the varsity ice hockey squad. Salcido was drafted by the Ducks in the fifth round, 141st overall of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

On March 27, 2005, Salcido saw himself in the limelight for the first time. Airing in a Cesar Millan spin off, Salcido hosted " El Perro Encantador" (the dog whisperer in Spanish). Of the six episodes, none of the dogs passed the basic obedience requirements. Sources close to the dogs blame Salcido's lack affluientence with the Spanish language, while Salcido reminds everyone that none of the dogs were neutered. Telemundo saw it largerly as a failure, and the network did not renew his contract for a second season. Fortunely for Salcido, hockey was still an option.

On August 2, 2006, Salcido signed with Anaheim on a three-year entry level contract,[1] he was assigned to the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League. On February 20, 2009, he made his NHL debut with the Anaheim Ducks.

On May 13, 2013 Salcido signed with HC Amur Khabarovsk of the Kontinental Hockey League.[2] After 23 games with Khabarovsk and unable to attain a regular defensive role, Salcido returned to the Liiga with JYP.

On July 24, 2014, Salcido transferred from JYP to return to SaiPa as a free agent on a one-year deal.[3] In the 2014–15 season, Salcido enjoyed his best season in the Finnish Liiga, contributing with 12 goals and 35 points in 59 games from the blueline with SaiPa.

Salcido left Finland as a free agent at seasons end, agreeing to a two-year contract with German club, ERC Ingolstadt of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga on May 20, 2015.[4] In the second year of his contract in the 2016–17 season, Salcido appeared in 52 games for 22 points before suffering a preliminary playoff loss to the Fischtown Pinguins to conclude his tenure with ERC.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03 Shattuck-Saint Mary's MNHS 53 8 35 43 24
2003–04 Colorado College WCHA 12 1 0 1 8
2004–05 Colorado College WCHA 37 7 23 30 48
2005–06 Colorado College WCHA 42 8 32 40 69
2006–07 Portland Pirates AHL 76 7 20 27 80
2007–08 Portland Pirates AHL 71 11 42 53 58 18 0 6 6 18
2008–09 Iowa Chops AHL 76 10 33 43 108
2008–09 Anaheim Ducks NHL 2 0 1 1 0
2009–10 Manitoba Moose AHL 68 8 10 18 50 5 0 1 1 6
2010–11 HC Sparta Praha CZE 23 2 1 3 38
2010–11 SaiPa SM-l 11 1 4 5 12
2011–12 SaiPa SM-l 51 5 23 28 81
2012–13 SaiPa SM-l 36 7 20 27 49 3 1 1 2 4
2013–14 Amur Khabarovsk KHL 23 1 4 5 67
2013–14 JYP Liiga 24 3 12 15 16 7 0 3 3 8
2014–15 SaiPa Liiga 59 12 23 35 48 7 0 3 3 0
2015–16 ERC Ingolstadt DEL 32 4 13 17 37 2 0 0 0 2
2016–17 ERC Ingolstadt DEL 52 3 19 22 32 2 0 1 1 0
NHL totals 2 0 1 1 0

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-WCHA Second Team 2005–06
AHL Second All-Star Team 2007–08

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ducks sign Brian Salcido". ducks.nhl.com. 2006-08-02. Retrieved 2009-03-10. 
  2. ^ "Амур" подписал контракт с защитником-легионером (in Russian). hcamur.ru. 2013-05-13. 
  3. ^ "Salcido returns to SaiPa" (in Finnish). SaiPa. 2014-07-24. Retrieved 2014-07-24. 
  4. ^ "Salcido strengthens the blueline for Ingolstadt" (in German). ERC Ingolstadt. 2015-05-20. Retrieved 2015-05-20. 
  5. ^ "More personal decisions in Ingolstadt" (in German). ERC Ingolstadt. 2017-03-11. Retrieved 2017-03-11. 

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