NHL CAREER: Entered 2007-08 season ranked first among active players in goals and fifth all-time in game-winning goals. ... Two-time 50-goal scorer who has scored at least 40 goals in six of his 19 seasons ... Three Stanley Cup Championships (1997, 1998 & 2002).
2006-07 SEASON: Skated in 67 games in his first season with the Rangers, registering 29 goals and 33 assists for 62 points, along with 47 penalty minutes … Tied for first on the team and tied for 10th in the league with three shorthanded goals … Tied for second on the club and tied for 13th in the NHL with two shootout game-deciding goals … Ranked second on the Rangers and 12th in the NHL with 295 shots on goal … Tied for first on the team with 14 power play goals … Tied for second on the team in goals (29) and ranked fourth on the club in scoring with 62 points … Ranked third on the Rangers in power play points (31), fourth on the team in power play assists (17) and tied for fourth on the team in game-winning goals (three) … Recorded 13 multi-point games and at least one point in 46 of his 67 games … Collected one goal and seven assists in the last nine games of the season after returning to the lineup on Mar. 21 vs. Philadelphia … Registered two assists, recorded five shots on goal and posted a plus-one rating in his return to the lineup on Mar. 21 vs. Philadelphia after missing 15 games due to a concussion suffered on Feb. 17 vs. Philadelphia … Recorded an assist on Feb. 3 at Tampa Bay; With the assist, passed Alex Delvecchio for 29th on the NHL's all-time scoring list (1,282) … Notched his first career penalty shot goal, a shorthanded tally, and added an assist in his 1,400th career game on Jan. 29 at Boston … Appeared in his eighth All-Star game on Jan. 24 at Dallas … Named Captain of the Eastern Conference All-Star Team on Jan. 18 … Registered a power play goal and added two assists on Dec. 19 vs. the Islanders; With his second assist, passed Brett Hull for 52nd among the NHL's all-time assist leaders … Notched his 18th career hat trick (First as a Ranger), while recording a season-high nine shots on goal on Dec. 3 vs. the Islanders; With his third goal, his 20th of the season, became the fourth player in NHL history to have 18 or more 20-goal seasons (Andreychuk, 19; Francis, 20; Howe, 22); Also became the first Ranger since Petr Nedved in 1999-00 to record a power play goal, an even strength goal and a shorthanded goal in the same game … Posted a season-high, eight-game scoring streak from Nov. 8 at Florida to Nov. 21 vs. Carolina, collecting five goals and five assists over the span … Posted a 12-game road scoring streak from Oct. 7 at Philadelphia to Nov. 18 at Pittsburgh, collecting nine goals and eight assists over the span; Marked the longest road point scoring streak to start a season in franchise history, a record previously held by Rod Gilbert (10-game road point streak to start the 1972-73) … Was named winner of the inaugural Mark Messier Leadership Award on Nov. 14, recognizing the NHL player who best exemplifies leadership skills on and off the ice … Notched the game-winning goal on Nov. 10 at Atlanta; With the goal, his 611th career goal, passed Bobby Hull for 12th on the NHL's all-time goal scoring list … Posted a six-game scoring streak from Oct. 21 at oronto to Nov. 2 at San Jose, tallying five goals and four assists over the span … Tallied a power play goal and notched the shootout-winning goal on Oct. 21 at Toronto … In his Rangers/MSG debut on Oct. 5 vs.Washington, tallied two goals, including his 600th career NHL goal, and recorded a game-high eight shots on goal; With his second goal, became the 15th player to record 600 career goals; The last time a player had two goals in their Rangers debut was Glenn Anderson on Mar. 22, 1994 at Calgary ... Named First Star one time, Second Star four times and Third Star seven times ... Skated in 10 post-season games, registering five goals and two assists ... Led the team in power play goals (three) in the playoffs ... Tied for first on the team in game-winning goals (two) and tied for second on the club in goals (five) in the post-season ... Posted a five-game scoring streak from Apr. 14 at Atlanta to Apr. 27 at Buffalo (four goals and one assist) ... Posted a career-high, four-game goal scoring streak in the playoffs from Apr. 14 at Atlanta to Apr. 25 at Buffalo (four goals).
2005-06 SEASON: Skated in 82 games with the Detroit Red Wings, registering 40 goals and 41 assists for 81 points, along with 105 penalty minutes … Was one of only three Red Wings to appear in all 82 games … Led Detroit and tied for 10th in the league in goals (40) … Ranked first on the team and 16th in the NHL with 289 shots on goal … Tied for team lead in multigoal games (six) … Ranked second on the club in power play goals (14) and penalty minutes (105) … Tied for second on the team with a plus-29 rating … Ranked third on the Wings and 24th in the NHL in scoring with 81 points … Ranked third on the team in game-winning goals (six) … Registered his 17th career hat trick on Apr. 13 at Chicago … Tallied four assists in a game twice (Dec. 13 at Atlanta and Jan. 12 vs. Philadelphia) … Recorded his 1,200th career NHL point on Feb. 1 vs. St. Louis … Matched a career-high for points (one goal and four assists for five points) in a single game on Dec. 13 at Atlanta … Notched his 600th career NHL assist on Nov. 9 vs. Los Angeles … Tallied his 200th career power play goal on Oct. 24 at Columbus … Became only the 10th player in NHL history to have 12 seasons of at least 30 goals and also became the ninth player all-time to have 17, 20-goal seasons … Appeared in six postseason contests, collecting one goal and one assist, along with six penalty minutes
2003-04 SEASON: Was the only Red Wing to appear in all 82 games. … Tallied 25 goals and 28 assists, along with 117 penalty minutes … Led club in game-winning goals (seven) and penalty minutes (117) … Skated in his 1,200th career game on Nov. 8 vs. Nashville … Notched his 550th career goal on Jan. 3 vs. Anaheim (Giguere). … Also skated in 12 postseason games, notching one goal and five assists for six points, along with 20 penalty minutes ... Tallied a shorthanded goal in game five of the first round vs. Nashville on Apr. 15 (Vokoun).
2002-03 SEASON: Skated in 78 games with Red Wings, registering 30 goals and 38 assists for 68 points, along with 103 penalty minutes ... Won NHL’s King Clancy Memorial Trophy as the “player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community” … Led club in power play goals (13), marking fourth consecutive season he tallied at least 10 power play goals … Also led the Red Wings with six
game-winning goals … Ranked third on the team with 30 goals and 68 points … Marked his 11th time scoring 30 or more goals in a season … Recorded his 15th career hat trick on Feb. 20 vs. Edmonton (T. Salo-2, J. Markkanen-1) … Posted his second six-game point-scoring streak from Mar. 10 to Mar. 22, tallying three goals and six assists over the span … Recorded a six-game point-scoring streak from Dec. 12 to Dec. 23, registering four goals and three assists over the span … Skated in four postseason games, registering one goal and one assist, along with four penalty minutes.
2001-02 SEASON: Appeared in 80 games with the Red Wings, notching 37 goals and 38 assists for 75 points, along with 118 penalty minutes ... Ranked first on the team in goals (37) and points (75) and ranked second on the club in power play goals (12) … His 75 points placed him 13th overall in league scoring … Finished 11th overall in the NHL in goals (37) … Marked his third consecutive season scoring 70 or more points (75) and at least 10 power play goals (12) … Posted club-highs in game-winning goals (seven), shorthanded goals (three) and game-tying goals (three) … Recorded his 14th career hat-trick on Oct. 4 at San Jose ... Played in all 23 of Detroit’s 2002 postseason games finishing fourth overall in playoff scoring with 19 points … In 23 postseason contests, recorded eight goals and 11 assists for 19 points, along with 20 penalty minutes ... Ranked sixth in the NHL in goals (eight) and first in power play assists (eight) … Won his third Stanley Cup Championship with Detroit.
2000-01 SEASON: Skated in 81 games for the Red Wings, tallying 31 goals and 45 assists for 76 points, along with 81 penalty minutes ... Ranked first on the team in scoring with 76 points … Also led club in power play goals (15) and tied for second on the club in game-winning goals (seven).
Marked his ninth season with at least 30 goals … Notch his 900th career point with a goal on Nov. 15 vs. San Jose … Skated in his 1,000th career NHL game on Jan. 30 at New Jersey … Posted his first career four-goal game on Mar. 15 vs. Calgary; was also his 13th career hat trick … In two postseason games, tallied two goals and two assists ... Suffered a broken foot on Apr. 11 in Game One of the first round series and missed Games Two, Three, Four and Six due to the injury.
1999-2000 SEASON: Appeared in 78 games for the Red Wings, registering 41 goals and 37 assists for 78 points, along with 105 penalty minutes ... Led Detroit in goals (41) for fourth consecutive season … Recorded a team-high nine game-winning goals … Registered 13 power play goals … Notched 400th career goal Nov. 13 at Toronto (Curtis Joseph) … Posted a nine-game point-scoring streak from Feb. 10 to Feb. 25, registering five goals and seven assists for 12 points over the span … Named a First Team All-Star … Appeared in his sixth consecutive NHL All-Star Game in Toronto ... ppeared in nine postseason games, collecting three goals and two assists, along with 10 penalty minutes.
1998-99 SEASON: Skated in 81 games with the Red Wings, recording 31 goals and 27 assists for 58 points, along with 123 penalty minutes ... Notched 13 points on game-winning goals (five goals and eight assists) ... Registered his 12th career hat trick (fifth as Red Wing) on Mar. 5 at Phoenix … Recorded his 400th career assist on Feb. 12 at Chicago … Skated in his 800th career game on Nov. 6 at Phoenix … Tallied his 11th career hat trick on Oct. 16 vs. St. Louis ... Missed one game due to injury … Competed in 10 postseason contests, notching three goals and seven assists for 10 points, along with six penalty minutes ... Scored in all four games of Detroit’s round one sweep of Anaheim, notching three goals and three assists for six points, including a two-goal (game winning goal) effort in Game Two … Ranked third on club with 10 points in the playoffs.
1997-98 SEASON: Skated in 75 games for Detroit, tallying 28 goals and 29 assists for 57 points, along with 154 penalty minutes ... Ranked first on the team and second in the NHL with 15 power-play goals ... Led the team with nine game-winners … Skated in 20 postseason contests, recording five goals and four assists for nine points, along with 22 penalty minutes ... Tallied two game-winning goals in the second round of the playoffs, including the overtime game-winner in Game Three on May 12 at St. Louis … In the first round, notched two power play goals, including the game-winner, in the deciding Game Six on May 3 at Phoenix … Captured second consecutive Stanley Cup Championship with Detroit.
1996-97 SEASON: Skated in two games with the Whalers, notching one goal ... Traded by Hartford to the Detroit Red Wings with Brian Glynn in exchange for Paul Coffey, Keith Primeau and a 1997 first-round pick (Nikos Tselios) on Oct. 9 ... In 79 games with the Red Wings, registered 46 goals and 41 assists for 87 points, along with 131 penalty minutes ... Led the team in scoring (87 points), goals (46), power play goals (20), game-winning goals (seven) and short-handed goals (two) ... Ranked second in assists (46) and plus/minus (plus-31) … Tied for first in NHL in power play goals (20) … Made his Red Wings debut on Oct. 9 vs. Edmonton … Recorded his first point as a Red Wing, his 600th career point, with an assist on Oct. 12 at Buffalo ... Picked up his first goal(s) as a Wing (first goal and game-winning goal) on Oct. 21 vs. Los Angeles ... Notched his first hat trick with Detroit (natural), including his 300th career goal (power play goal) and the game-winner, and also added an assist on Nov. 27 vs. Toronto … Posted his second natural hat trick and recorded an assist on Feb. 12 vs. San Jose, becoming the first Red Wing to notch hat tricks in consecutive games since Vaclav Nedomansky (Feb. 25-28, 1979) … Named NHL’s Player of the Month for February after leading all players with 21 points (14 goals and seven assists), including three hat tricks and six multiple-goal games … Appeared in 20 postseason contests with the Red Wings, registering nine goals and eight assists for 17 points, along with 43 penalty minutes ... In 1997 playoffs, led the team in goals (nine) and game-winners (two) and helped Detroit capture the Stanley Cup.
1995-96 SEASON: Served as captain in 74 games with the Whalers, registering 44 goals and 34 assists for 78 points, along with 125 penalty minutes ... Led Hartford in goals (44), points (78) and power-play goals (17) … Voted a starter for the Eastern Conference at the All-Star Game in Boston.
1995 SEASON: Skated in 45 games with the Blues in the shortened season ... Collected 20 goals and 21 assists for 41 points, along with 136 penalty minutes ... Ranked second on St. Louis with 20 goals and 41 points in 45 games played … Registered 13 multiple-point games … Led Blues in penalty minutes (136) … Appeared in five postseason games, tallying four goals and five assists for nine points, along with 14 penalty minutes ... In playoffs, led St. Louis in points (nine) in nine games.
1993-94 SEASON: Appeared in 81 games with the Blues, notching 52 goals and 50 assists for 102 points, along with 211 penalty minutes ... Registered career-highs in goals (52), assists (50), points (102) and penalty minutes (211) … Led NHL in hat tricks (four), shots (397) and shorthanded goals (seven) … Scored two goals in 1994 All-Star Game at New York ... Appeared in four postseason contests, scoring two goals and five assists for seven points, along with four penalty minutes.
1992-93 SEASON: Skated in 71 games with the Blues, tallying 51 goals and 43 assists for 94 points, along 174 penalty minutes ... Broke the 50-goal mark for first time with 51 goals ... Set a Blues’ record for most points in a season by a left wing … Skated in his 400th career game on Jan. 28 at Tampa Bay … Notched his first career five-point game on Jan. 26 vs. Ottawa ... Skated in 11 postseason games, recording four goals and three assists for seven points, along with 18 penalty minutes.
1991-92 SEASON: Appeared in all 80 games with the Blues, notching 33 goals and 36 assists for 69 points, along with 171 penalty minutes ... Ranked second on the club in goals (33) … Played in his 300th career game on Nov. 14 vs. Winnipeg … Tallied his 100th career goal on Dec. 11 at Buffalo ... In six postseason games, notched two goals and three assists, along with 14 penalty minutes.
1990-91 SEASON: Skated in 75 games with the Devils, registering 29 goals and 37 assists for 66 points, along with 141 penalty minutes ... Marked the third consecutive season in which he scored 20 or more goals … Tallied seven power play goals ... Skated in seven postseason contests, recording three goals and five assists for eight points, along with 12 penalty minutes.
1989-90 SEASON: Appeared in 73 games with the Devils, collecting 30 goals and 42 assists for 72 points, along with 137 penalty minutes ... Picked up at least one point in 50 of his 73 games … Notched his 100th career point with an assist on Nov. 25 at Winnipeg … Skated in his 200th career game on Mar. 20 vs. Philadelphia ... Appeared in six postseason contests, tallying three goals and three assists, along with 20 penalty minutes.
1988-89 SEASON: Skated in 68 games with the Devils, recording 22 goals and 28 assists for 50 points, along with 115 penalty minutes ... Registered 40 points (18 goals and 22 assists) in the final 35 games of the season … Notched his first career hat trick on Feb. 13 vs. Toronto.
1987-88 SEASON: Appeared in 65 games, notching seven goals and 19 assists for 26 points, along with 131 penalty minutes ... Skated in his first career NHL game on Oct. 9 vs. Pittsburgh and picked up his first career point with an assist … Notched his first career NHL goal on Nov. 10 at the Rangers (John Vanbiesbrouck) … Tallied two power play goals and two game-winning goals on the season ...Appeared in 12 postseason contests, registering two goals and one assist, along with 44 penalty minutes.
INTERNATIONAL CAREER: 1986-87: Member of the Canadian National Junior Team at 1986 World Junior Championships in Czechoslovakia ... Skated in six games, notching four goals and three assists for seven points, along with four penalty minutes.1991-92: Competed in the Canada Cup tournament, appearing in eight games, registering two goals and six penalty minutes. 1993-94: Competed in World Championships for Team Canada ... Skated in six games, tallying four goals and three assists, along with six penalty minutes. 1995-96: Played for Team Canada in inaugural World Cup of Hockey in 1996…Appeared in seven games, recording three goals and three assists along with eight penalty minutes. 1997- 98: Member of Team Canada in Nagano Winter Olympics ... Appeared in six games, notching two goals. 2001-02: Played for Team Canada in 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah ... Appeared in six games, recording one assists ... Earned a gold medal with the team … One of only three players in NHL history to win Olympic gold and the Stanley Cup in the same year (Ken Morrow and Steve Yzerman are the others).
JUNIOR CAREER: Appeared in 115 games with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), tallying 67 goals and 87 assists for 154 points, along with 162 penalty minutes. 1985-86: Skated in 59 games with the London Knights, collecting 28 goals and 34 assists for 62 points, along with 70 penalty minutes. 1986-87: Appeared in 56 games with the Knights, registering 39 goals and 53 assists for 92 points, along with 92 penalty minutes ... Played in Challenge Series vs. QMJHL ... Named to OHL Third All-Star Team.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: June 13, 1987 - Selected by New Jersey in the first round, second overall, of the 1987 NHL Entry Draft. July 25, 1991 - Signed with St. Louis as a free agent. July 27, 1995 - Traded by St. Louis to Hartford in exchange for Chris Pronger. Oct. 9, 1996 - Traded by Hartford to Detroit, along with Brian Glynn, in exchange for Paul Coffey, Keith Primeau and 1997 first-round pick (Nikos Tselios). July 9, 2006 - Signed with the Rangers as a free agent.
BACKGROUND: Brendan and his family spend the offseason in the Boston area ... Would be a teacher if he wasn’t a hockey player ... Enjoys the music of the Goo Goo Dolls ... Participated in public service campaign for abused children and has worked with the Detroit Fire Department to ensure many lower income Detroit homes get proper smoke detectors installed ... Brendan purchased many of those smoke detectors himself … Married: wife, Catherine; daughters, Cate and Maggie; son, Jack.
LONGEST POINT STREAK: 11, 3/8/90 – 3/29/90 (eight goals, 10 assists)
LONGEST GOAL STREAK: 5 (six times), last - 4/7/01 to 10/12/01 (eight goals)
LONGEST ASSIST STREAK: 7, 12/12/96 – 12/26/96 (nine assists)
MOST GOALS, GAME: 4, Mar. 15, 2001 vs. Cgy.
MOST ASSISTS, GAME: 4 (three times), Jan. 12, 2006 vs. Phi
MOST POINTS, GAME: 5 (five times), Dec. 13, 2005 at Atl (one goal, four assists)
MOST PIM, GAME: 31, Apr. 27, 1995 at Edm.
MOST SHOTS, GAME: 13 (twice) last - Oct. 13, 2007, vs. Ott.
FIRST NHL GAME: Oct. 9, 1987 vs. Pit.
FIRST NHL GOAL: Nov. 10, 1987 at NYR (Vanbiesbrouck)