Brandon Prust
Brandon Prust
Left Wing
NUMBER: 8
HEIGHT: 6' 0"
WEIGHT: 194
SHOOTS: Left
BIRTHDATE: 03/16/1984
AGE: 30
BIRTHPLACE: London, ON, CAN
DRAFTED: CGY: 2004-70 overall
Traded to Phoenix by Calgary with Matthew Lombardi and Calgary's 1st round choice (Brandon Gormley) in 2010 Entry Draft for Olli Jokinen and Phoenix's 3rd round choice (later traded to Florida Florida selected Josh Birkholz) in 2009 Entry Draft, March 4, 2009. Traded to Calgary by Phoenix for Jim Vandermeer, June 27, 2009. Traded to NY Rangers by Calgary with Olli Jokinen for Chris Higgins and Ales Kotalik, February 2, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, July 1, 2012.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010-11: Captured the Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award, voted by the fans as the player who performs "above and beyond the call of duty". ... Established career-highs in goals (13), assists (16), points (29), games played (82) and shots on goal (87). ... Tied for second in the league with seven shorthanded points, third with five shorthanded goals, 12th with two shorthanded assists, and fifth with 18 fighting majors. ... Ranked second on the team and 13th in the NHL with 160 penalty minutes. ... One of four Rangers to skate in all 82 games. ... The Rangers posted a record of 19-7-2 when he registered a point. ... Notched one goal at Carolina on Jan. 20 to establish a new career-high with six goals. ... Registered one assist in a 3-1 win at New Jersey on Dec. 29 to establish new career-highs with 10 assists and 15 points. ... Recorded his first career power play point with the primary assist on Michael Sauer's game-winning goal at 14:41 of the third period at Ottawa on Dec. 9. ... Notched his first career shorthanded goal at 14:25 of the third period in a 3-0 win on Nov. 26 at Florida. ... Tallied one assist while skating in his NHL playoff debut on Apr. 13 at Washington. ... Led the Rangers with 24 hits in five playoff games. 2009-10: Established career-highs in game winning goals (3), plus/minus rating (plus-9) and penalty minutes (163). ... Registered 19 penalty minutes in his Rangers debut on Feb. 2 at Los Angeles after being acquired from Calgary along with Olli Jokinen, in exchange for Christopher Higgins and Ales Kotalik, earlier that day. ... Ranked third in the NHL with 25 fighting majors, and finished ninth in the league in penalty minutes. ... Tallied a career-high, five-game point streak (three goals and two assists) from Apr. 2 at Tampa Bay to Apr. 9 vs. Philadelphia, including game-winning goals in back-to-back contests on Apr. 2 at Tampa Bay and Apr. 3 at Florida. ... Recorded four points (three goals and one assist) on the Rangers six-game road trip from Mar. 25 at New Jersey to Apr. 6 at Buffalo. ... Notched his first goal as a Ranger while skating in his 100th career NHL game on Mar. 10 at New Jersey. ... Recorded his first point as a Ranger with an assist on Feb. 6 vs. New Jersey. ... Led Calgary with 98 penalty minutes, and ranked second on the Flames with a plus-six rating at the time of his trade on Feb. 2. 2008-09: Led the Phoenix Coyotes in penalty minutes. ... Registered his first NHL point with an assist on Oct. 11 vs. Vancouver. ... Tallied his first NHL goal, a game-winner, on Oct. 25 at Phoenix. ... Recorded an assist in his Phoenix debut at Detroit on Mar. 10. 2006-07: Made his NHL debut on Nov. 1 at Detroit. ... Registered his first NHL fight on Nov. 3 at Columbus.

AHL CAREER

2007-08: Established career-highs in assists and points. ... Ranked fifth in the AHL and led Quad City in penalty minutes. ... Recorded the first three-assist game in Quad City team history on Nov. 17 at Iowa. ... Recorded two goals, including the game-tying goal with 49 seconds left in regulation, on Jan. 13 vs. Rockford. ... Skated in his 200th career AHL game on Feb. 1 at Houston. ... Established a franchise record for penalty minutes in a game with 22 penalty minutes on Feb. 20 vs. Hamilton. He also recorded his 700th career penalty minute in the contest. 2006-07: Recorded career-highs in goals. ... Led Omaha in penalty minutes. ... Tallied the game-winning goal on Apr. 15 vs. Chicago, helping Omaha clinch the Western Conference regular season title. ... Recorded his second multi-goal game of the season on Mar. 10 vs. Grand Rapids. ... Recorded two goals, including the game-winning tally, on Jan. 12 vs. Grand Rapids. ... Tied for the team lead with three assists during the AHL playoffs. 2005-06: Led Omaha and ranked fifth in the AHL in penalty minutes. ... Established a team record for penalty minutes in a game with 32 penalty minutes on Jan. 8 at Chicago. ... Notched his first professional goal on Oct. 28 vs. Chicago.

JUNIOR CAREER

Appeared in 177 Ontario Hockey League games as a member of the London Knights from 2002 through 2005 scoring 41 goals, 70 assists for 111 points, and 537 PIMs. ... 2004-05: Led London in penalty minutes. … Captured the CHL Memorial Cup as a member of the London. 2003-04: Tied for sixth in the league in scoring with 20 points during the OHL playoffs. ... Tied for third in the league in penalty minutes. 2002-03: Led all London rookies in goals, assists and points, and ranked first on the team overall in plus/
minus rating (plus-14).

BACKGROUND
His uncle was a Broadway actor, and he enjoys going to Broadway shows. ... Likes to play golf and watch baseball in his spare time. ... His favorite bands include Staind and Shinedown. ... Lists his favorite movies as Major League and The Hangover. ... First job was working on a golf course. ... Single.

CAREER NHL TRANSACTIONS

June 26, 2004 -- Selected by Calgary Flames with team's third-round choice (No. 70 overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft at Raleigh, N.C. March 4, 2009 -- Acquired by Phoenix from Calgary with Matthew Lombardi and 2010 first-round pick in exchange for Olli Jokinen and 2009 third-round draft pick (later traded). June 27, 2009 -- Acquired by Calgary from Phoenix in exchange for Jim Vandermeer. Feb. 2, 2010 -- Acquired by Rangers from Calgary with Olli Jokinen in exchange for Ales Kotalik and Christopher Higgins.

CAREER HIGHS

LONGEST POINT STREAK: 5 from April, 2, 2010, to April 9, 2020 (three goals and two assists)

LONGEST GOAL STREAK: 3 from April 2, 2010, to April 6, 2010 (three goals)

LONGEST ASSIST STREAK: 2, (three times) (last --  Dec. 27, 2010, to Dec. 29, 2010) (two assists)

MOST GOALS, GAME:
1 (19 times) (last -- April 9, 2011, vs. New Jersey

MOST ASSISTS, GAME:
2 on Oct. 16, 2009 (Calgary vs. Vancouver)

MOST POINTS, GAME: 2, (twice) (last --  Dec. 12, 2010, vs. Washington)

MOST PIM, GAME: 19 on Feb. 2, 2010, at Los Angeles

MOST SHOTS, GAME: 3, (10 times) (last -- April 7, 2011, vs. Atlanta)

FIRST NHL GAME: Jan. 11, 2007 (Calgary at Detroit)

FIRST NHL GOAL: Oct. 25, 2008 (Calgary at Phoenix)

FIRST NHL ASSIST: Nov. 10, 2008 (Calgary vs. Vancouver)