Rich Brennan

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Rich Brennan
Born (1972-11-26) November 26, 1972 (age 43)
Schenectady, NY, USA
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for NHL
Colorado Avalanche
San Jose Sharks
New York Rangers
Los Angeles Kings
Nashville Predators
Boston Bruins
DEL
Augsburger Panther
Nürnberg Ice Tigers
NLA
SC Bern
EBEL
HC TWK Innsbruck
National team  United States
NHL Draft 46th overall, 1991
Quebec Nordiques
Playing career 1995–2009

Richard John Brennan (born November 26, 1972) is an American retired professional ice hockey defenceman. He played briefly in the NHL with a number of teams including the Colorado Avalanche, San Jose Sharks, New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings, Nashville Predators, and Boston Bruins.

Playing career[edit]

Brennan was chosen in the 3rd round, 46th overall by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft out of high school. After being drafted Brennan chose to go to college and played at Boston University for 4 years. In 1992 he played in the World Junior Ice Hockey Championship for the United States. Brennan's most successful collegiate season came during his junior year (1993–1994) when he scored 35 points in 41 games and earned a number of honors including Hockey East First All-Star team honors and NCAA East Second All-American team honors.

After college Brennan joined the Cornwall Aces for the 1995–96 season. Brennan spent the 1996–97 season with the Hershey Bears in addition to making his NHL debut, appearing in 2 games with the Colorado Avalanche. Brennan then signed as a free agent with the San Jose Sharks in 1997. He spent the majority of the 1997–98 season with the Sharks minor league affiliate Kentucky Thoroughblades while also appearing in 11 games with the Sharks before being traded to the New York Rangers and finishing the season with the Hartford Wolf Pack. The 1998–99 season saw Brennan play 47 games with the Wolf Pack in addition to playing in an NHL career high 24 games with the Rangers.

Brennan played the next 2 seasons with the Lowell Lock Monsters. During the 2000–01 season Brennan also managed to play in 2 games with the Los Angeles Kings. In 2001 Brennan signed with the Nashville Predators and spent the majority of the 2001–2002 season in the minors, only appearing in 4 games with the Predators. The 2002–03 and 2003–04 seasons saw Brennan play with the Providence Bruins. During the 2002–2003 season he played in 7 games with the Boston Bruins, his last stint in the NHL to date.

Brennan has played in Europe since 2004. He split one year between Swiss team SC Bern of the NLA before transferring to Augsburger Panther of the DEL in Germany.[1] Brennan remained in Germany the following season and played 3 seasons with the Nürnberg Ice Tigers. Brennan then spent the 2008–09 season in the Austrian Hockey League with HC TWK Innsbruck before retiring.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1991–92 Boston University HE 31 4 13 17 54
1992–93 Boston University HE 40 9 11 20 68
1993–94 Boston University HE 41 8 27 35 82
1994–95 Boston University HE 31 5 23 28 56
1995–96 Brantford Smoke CoHL 5 1 2 3 2
1995–96 Cornwall Aces AHL 36 4 8 12 61 7 0 0 0 6
1996–97 Hershey Bears AHL 74 11 45 56 88 23 2 16 18 22
1996–97 Colorado Avalanche NHL 2 0 0 0 0
1997–98 Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 42 11 17 28 71
1997–98 San Jose Sharks NHL 11 1 2 3 2
1997–98 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 9 2 4 6 12 15 4 5 9 14
1998–99 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 47 4 24 28 42
1998–99 New York Rangers NHL 24 1 3 4 23
1999–00 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 67 15 30 45 110 7 1 5 6 0
2000–01 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 69 10 31 41 146
2000–01 Los Angeles Kings NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Nashville Predators NHL 4 0 0 0 2
2001–02 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 23 4 8 12 27
2001–02 Manchester Monarchs AHL 16 2 5 7 6 5 1 1 2 16
2002–03 Providence Bruins AHL 41 3 29 32 51
2002–03 Boston Bruins NHL 7 0 1 1 6
2003–04 Providence Bruins AHL 56 12 15 27 47 2 0 1 1 2
2004–05 SC Langenthal NLB 1 0 2 2 0
2004–05 SC Bern NLA 23 5 5 10 24
2004–05 Augsburger Panther DEL 16 4 5 9 22 5 0 1 1 16
2005–06 Nürnberg Ice Tigers DEL 52 12 21 33 54 4 0 1 1 10
2006–07 Nürnberg Ice Tigers DEL 38 11 15 26 103 6 0 1 1 2
2007–08 Nürnberg Ice Tigers DEL 47 7 26 33 69 5 0 0 0 4
2008–09 HC TWK Innsbruck EBEL 49 9 15 24 46 4 0 1 1 27
NHL totals 50 2 6 8 33
AHL totals 480 78 216 294 661 59 8 28 36 54
Medal record
Representing  United States
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Fussen

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
1992 United States WJC 3rd 7 0 2 2 4
Junior totals 7 0 2 2 4

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-Hockey East Rookie Team 1991–92
Hockey East All-Tournament Team 1993 [2]
All-Hockey East First Team 1993–94
AHCA East Second-Team All-American 1993–94
Hockey East All-Tournament Team 1994 [2]
AHL Calder Cup 1996–97

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Augsburg brings in AHL journeyman Rich Brennan". baseportal.de. January 14, 2005. Retrieved April 25, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "2013–14 Hockey East Media Guide". Hockey East. Retrieved May 19, 2014. 

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