Brendan Bell
Brendan Bell
Defenseman
NUMBER: 39
HEIGHT: 6' 2"
WEIGHT: 205
SHOOTS: Left
BIRTHDATE: 03/31/1983
BIRTHPLACE: Ottawa, ON, CAN
DRAFTED: TOR: 2001-65 overall
OCJHL All-Rookie Team (1999) OCJHL - Rookie of the Year (1999) OHL First All-Star Team (2003) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (2003) Canadian Major Junior Defenseman of the Year (2003) Traded to Phoenix by Toronto with Toronto's 2nd round choice (later traded to Nashville - Nashville selected Roman Josi) in 2008 Entry Draft for Yanic Perreault and Phoenix's 5th round choice (Joel Champagne) in 2008 Entry Draft, February 27, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, July 11, 2008. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, July 31, 2009. Traded to Columbus by St. Louis with Tomas Kana for Pascal Pelletier, December 8, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Omsk (KHL), May 20, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Biel-Bienne (Swiss), October 24, 2010. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, August 9, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Frolunda (Sweden), December 13, 2012.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2008-09: Had six goals and 15 assists for 21 points in 53 games with Ottawa. ... Established career-highs in games played, goals, assists, points, penalty minutes (24), power play goals (5), game-winning goals (1), and shots (76). ... Tied for second among Senators defensemen in goals, and ranked fourth in assists and points. ... Posted seven multi-point performances, including his first career multi-point effort on Dec. 3 vs. Atlanta (one goal, one assist). ... 2007-08: Skated in two games with Phoenix following his recall from San Antonio (AHL) on Nov. 14. 2006-07: Recorded seven points (one goal, six assists) in 45 contests with Toronto and Phoenix. ... Registered his first career NHL point with an assist on Oct. 28 vs. Montreal. ... Tallied his first career NHL goal on Jan. 20 at Pittsburgh. 2005-06: Made his NHL debut as a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Carolina on March 21, 2006.

AHL CAREER
Has skated in 374 career AHL contests with the Syracuse Crunch, Peoria Rivermen, Binghamton Senators, San Antonio Rampage and Toronto Marlies/St. John's Maple Leafs, registering 46 goals and 152 assists for 198 points, along with 376 penalty minutes. 2009-10: Established AHL career-highs in goals (14), assists (38) and points (52) while skating in 71 games with Peoria and Syracuse. ... Finished season tied for third among AHL defensemen in goals, fourth in points and assists, and led all blueliners and tied for ninth in the league overall with a career-high 12 power play goals. ... Also led Syracuse in assists, points and power play goals following his trade from St. Louis on Dec. 8. 2008-09: Established a career-high with an 11-game scoring streak from Oct. 18 at Philadelphia to Nov. 14 vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (six goals, seven assists). The streak was the eighth longest in the AHL. ... 2007-08: Led San Antonio defenseman in goals (7) and shots (137), and ranked second in defensemen scoring with 31 point. ... Established AHL playoff career-highs in games played (7), goals (2), assists (5) and points (7). 2005-06: Ranked 12th among AHL defensemen in scoring with 43 points. ... Tied for second on the team in playoff assists (4) and fourth in points (4). 2004-05: Led all team defensemen in points (31) and assists (25), and ranked second in goals (six). ... Ranked fourth on the team overall in assists and seventh in points. 2003-04: Made his professional debut with St. John's. ... Tallied his first professional point with a power play assist on Oct. 11 at Manitoba. ... Notched his first professional goal on Nov. 2 at Toronto.

EUROPEAN CAREER
2010-11: Led all EHC Biel defensemen in assists (9) and points (11), and tied for third on the team overall with a plus-2 rating.

JUNIOR CAREER
2002-03: Named a CHL and OHL First Team All-Star with his hometown Ottawa 67s. ... Captured the Max Kaminsky Trophy and the CHL Dewalt Top Defenseman Award as the most outstanding defenseman. ... Established career-highs in goals (14), assists (39), points (53) and plus/minus rating (plus-50). ... Served as team captain. ... Tied for fifth among OHL defensemen in points, ranked seventh in assists and tied for ninth in goals. ... Established playoff career-highs in games played (23), goals (eight), assists (19), points (27) and plus/minus rating (plus-15). ... Led all OHL defensemen in playoff points, goals and assists, and tied for fourth in the league overall in playoff points, tied for third in playoff assists and plus/minus rating, and tied for sixth in power play assists (eight). 2001-02: Led all Ottawa defensemen in assists (36) and ranked second in points (46) and goals (10). 2000-01: Captured the OHL Championship and participated in the Memorial Cup with Ottawa. ... Ranked second among team defensemen in playoff assists (11). 1999-2000: Made his OHL debut on Sept. 26 at North Bay. ... Registered his first career OHL point with an assist on Oct. 3 vs. Kingston. ... Notched his first career OHL goal on Dec. 11 at Bellville.

INTERNATIONAL CAREER
2003: Captured a silver medal with Canada at the 2003 IIHF World Junior Championship. 2000: Skated in three games with Canada’s Under-18 team.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
June 24, 2001 -– Drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the third round, 65th overall, in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. February 27, 2007 -– Traded by Toronto along with a draft pick to the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for Yanic Perreault. July 11, 2008 –- Signed by the Ottawa Senators as a free agent. July 31, 2009 -- Signed by the St. Louis Blues as a free agent. December 8, 2009 -- Traded by St. Louis along with Tomas Kana to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Pascal Pelletier. Aug. 9, 2011 -- Signed by the N.Y. Rangers as a free agent.

CAREER HIGHS


LONGEST POINT STREAK: 4 from Feb. 5, 2009, to Feb. 12, 2009 (five assists)

LONGEST ASSIST STREAK: 4 from Feb. 5, 2009, to Feb. 12, 2009 (five assists)

MOST GOALS, GAME: 2 on March 17, 2009 (Ottawa vs. Buffalo) (Tellqvist)

MOST ASSISTS, GAME: 2, (five times) (last -- March 28, 2009) (Ottawa at Atlanta)

MOST POINTS, GAME: 2, (seven times) (last -- March 28, 2009 (Ottawa at Atlanta) (two assists)

MOST PIM, GAME: 5 on Jan. 4, 2007 (Toronto at Boston)

MOST SHOTS, GAME: 4, (six times) (last -- March 17, 2009) (Buffalo at Ottawa)

FIRST NHL GAME: March 21, 2006 (Carolina at Toronto)

FIRST NHL GOAL: Jan. 20, 2007 (Toronto at Pittsburgh) (Fleury)

FIRST NHL ASSIST: Oct. 28, 2006 (Toronto at Montreal)

CAREER IN SHOOTOUT


ATTEMPTS: 1
GOALS: 0