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Andrew Brunette
Andrew Brunette
Left Wing
(broo-NEHT)
Number: 15
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 215
Shoots: Left
Born: Aug 24, 1973
Birthplace: Sudbury, ON, Canada
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Acquired: Signed by Minnesota as a free agent, July 1, 2008.
Drafted: WSH / 1993 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 7th (174th overall)
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Ranks second on Wild’s all-time roster with 119 goals, 321 points and 55 PPG, third with 489 games played and 16 GWG and fourth with 202 assists…Owns 159 career multi-point games...Has missed a total of two games due to injury in last nine seasons…Since 1998-99 season, has played in more games than any NHL player (970).

2010-11 HIGHLIGHTS
One of three players to appear in every game (Nystrom, Zanon)...Ranked tied for first on team with eight PPG, third in goals (18) and tied for third in scoring (46)...Wild 12-2-1 when he scored a goal...Notched pair of assists vs. DAL (4/10) to reach 450 career assist mark...Recorded three assists, including 700th career point vs. STL (3/26)...Tallied two goals at COL (2/3)...Played in 1,000th game vs. LA (2/1)...Tallied a goal in three straight games (1/14-1/18)...Recorded 250th career goal at EDM (1/18)...Notched two goals and an assist vs. PHX (1/2)...Recorded two goals at PHX (12/9) including GWG...Netted GWG and logged season-high 20:24 in 1-0 win vs. SJ (11/2).

2009-10 HIGHLIGHTS
One of two players to appear in all 82 games (Brodziak)…Notched 61 points (25-36=61) and 12 PIM…Scored career-high 12 PPGs…Tallied a point in four of last five games (2-3=5)…Notched two points including 100th goal with Wild at VAN (4/4)…Recorded two points (1-1=2) vs. STL (3/14) to reach
20-goal mark for sixth time in career…Tallied a goal in three straight games (3-2=5, 2/12-3/3)…Reached 30 assist mark for eighth time in last 10 seasons with helper vs. VAN (2/14)…Skated in 900th career NHL game at VAN (12/12)…Had seven points (1-6=7) in three-game stretch (12/2-12/5)…Tallied season-high three assists vs. ANA (12/4)…Skated season-high 22:32 TOI vs. BOS (11/25)…Tied career high with +3 rating vs. CAR (11/15)…Recorded a point in first seven games of season (5-3=8, 10/3-10/17)…Registered a
three-game goal streak (10/10-10/16)…Scored first career regular season OT goal vs. ANA (10/6)…Scored PPG at CBJ (10/3) for 600th career point.

2008-09 HIGHLIGHTS
Ranked second on Wild roster in points (22-28=50) and goals (22), while third in PPG (nine) and tied for third in GWG (three)…Wild went 15-5-2 when Brunette scored a goal…Had points in eight of season’s final nine games (3/25- 4/11), with 10 points (5-5=10) in that span…Recorded three points (1-2=3) at NYI (3/25)…Had goal and assist in back-to-back games (3/14-3/15)… Netted GWG at ANA (3/8)…Named Feb. captain - his fifth month of captaincy with Wild…Had streak of consecutive games played snapped at 509 (lower body injury) vs. DET (2/21)…Notched five points (1-4=5) during three-game point streak (1/19-1/27)…Tallied 200th career NHL goal vs. STL (12/3)… Collected three points (1-2=3) at NSH (11/29)…Skated in 800 NHL contest
at COL (11/6) and registered a goal…Recorded five points (2-3=5) during three-game point streak (10/11-10/16). Missed two games with knee injury (2/21-2/22)…Underwent reconstructive knee surgery (4/16).
 
2007-08 HIGHLIGHTS
Appeared in all 82 games for the fifth consecutive season...One of only two Avalanche players to skate in every game...Finished second on the team in scoring with 59 points (19-40=59) and also ranked second in assists (40)...Was second on the club with seven PPGs...Nominated for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy by the Colorado chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association...Recorded his 500th career point with an assist at CGY (10/26)...Appeared in his 400th consecutive game vs. STL (12/9)...Scored two goals and tied his career high with seven shots at FLA (1/13)…Finished second on the team in scoring during the month of March with 16 points (6+10=16) in 15 games...Compiled a season-high five-game point streak (3+4=7, 2/27-3/8).
 
2006-07 HIGHLIGHTS
Established career highs in goals (27), assists (56) and points (83)...Finished second on the Avalanche and tied for 21st in the NHL in scoring...Was also second on the club in assists, which tied for 14th in the league...Ranked fourth on the team in goals...Appeared in all 82 games for the fourth consecutive season...Notched back-to-back 20-goal seasons for the first time in his career...Led the team with five multi-goal games and was second on the club with 22 multi-point contests...Recorded his first career hat trick at EDM (12/19), each of Brunette’s three goals came on the power play, making him only the third player in Colorado history to record three power-play goals in a single game and the first since Joe Sakic vs. BUF (4/14/92)...Joined Lanny McDonald (1982) as the only players to ever score three power-play goals vs. EDM...Compiled a career-high 11-game point streak (5+12=17) (2/8-27)...Also had a career-long eight-game assist streak (12) from (3/7-25)...Skated in his 300th consecutive game vs. MIN (10/29)...Recorded 18 points in February (6+12=18), equaling his career best for points in a single month (December of 2000)...Notched three assists, including his 300th NHL helper at LA (2/24)...Appeared in his 700th NHL game vs. VAN (3/27).
 
2005-06 HIGHLIGHTS
Set a career high with 11 PPGs...Finished third on the team in both assists (39) and points (63) and ranked fourth in goals (24)...Appeared in all 82 games for the third straight season, extending his consecutive games-played streak to 289...Played in his 600th NHL game at CBJ (2/10)...Recorded his 400th NHL point with an assist at CGY (3/31)...Tied for the team lead with nine points during the postseason...Scored the game-tying goal with 57 seconds left in regulation in Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals vs. DAL (4/26)...Scored the series-clinching goal in overtime in Game 5 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at DAL (4/30)...It was his second career playoff OT winner and his second series clincher (2003 Western Conference Quarterfinals vs. Colorado)...He joined Martin Gelinas (3) and Martin St. Louis (2) as the only active players to record two series-clinching, overtime goals in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
 
2003-04 HIGHLIGHTS
Was the only Minnesota player to appear in all 82 regular season contests...Ranked first on the team in assists (34) and second in points (49)...Led the club in PPGs with seven...Notched his 300th career point with a PPG at BUF (10/28)...Picked up his 200th career assist with a helper vs. BUF (12/13)...Skated in 500th NHL game at COL (1/4).
 
2002-03 HIGHLIGHTS
Ranked third on the Wild in goals (18) and fourth in points (46)...Led Minnesota with nine PPGs...Shared the league lead in GTGs (3)...Potted 100th career NHL goal at NSH (12/14)...Tied for fourth among all NHL playoff scorers in goals (7) and tied for 10th in points (13)...Assisted on the first Wild goal in playoff history and added a goal himself in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at COL (4/10)...Posted three points in Game 7 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at COL, including the GW, OT goal to give the Wild its first-ever series victory (4/22)...Notched two goals in a 5-1 Game 6 victory vs. VAN in the Western Conference Semifinals (3/7).
 
2001-02 HIGHLIGHTS
Led the Wild in scoring with 69 points and 48 assist...Tied for third in NHL in power play points (32)...Compiled franchise-record 10-game point-scoring streak (3/7-27)...Equaled his career-best with four points at BOS (11/8) and vs. CBJ (3/10)...Missed one game at DET (12/31) with shoulder contusions.
 
2000-01 HIGHLIGHTS
Recorded first-ever four-point game and set a career-high with four assists at LA (12/19)...Notched 100th career assist at NYR (1/29).
 
1999-00 HIGHLIGHTS
Skated in 81 games as member of Atlanta Thrashers’ inaugural team...Scored a team-leading 23 goals and finished with a team-best 50 points (23-27=50)...Recorded his 100th NHL point at FLA (12/22).
 
1998-99 HIGHLIGHTS
Spent first full NHL season with the expansion Nashville Predators...Scored the first goal in Predators history vs. CAR (10/13).
 
1997-98 HIGHLIGHTS
Split the season between the Capitals and Portland (AHL)...Notched 15 points (5-10=15) in 10 straight games (1/13-2/7) with Washington...Set a career-high six-game goal streak (12/27-1/9).
 
1995-96 HIGHLIGHTS
Skated in first NHL contest at CHI (1/17)...Scored first NHL goal at FLA (2/29)... Skated in six postseason games…Picked up an assist in his first-ever playoff contest at Pittsburgh on April 17.
 
1994-95 HIGHLIGHTS
Named to the AHL Second All-Star Team with Portland.
 
1992-93 HIGHLIGHTS
Led the Ontario Hockey League with 62 goals, 100 assists and 162 points with Owen Sound…Named an OHL First Team All-Star and Canadian Major Junior Second Team All-Star.
 
CAREER TRANSACTIONS
Signed by Minnesota as a free agent, July 1, 2008; Signed by Colorado as a free agent, August 6, 2005; Signed by Minnesota as a free agent, July 17, 2001; Acquired by Atlanta from Nashville in exchange for a fifth round pick in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft (Matt Hendricks), June 21, 1999; Claimed by Nashville from Washington in Expansion Draft, June 26, 1998; Originally selected by Washington in the seventh round (174th overall) of the 1993 NHL Entry Draft.
 
PERSONAL
Andrew Brunette and his wife, Lorie, reside in Valley East, Ontario in the offseason with their golden retriever Simon...Nickname is “Bruno”...Enjoys playing and watching all sports, especially baseball...Lists Bull Durham as his favorite movie and Larry Walker as his favorite athlete...Names scoring overtime goal in Game 7 of 2003 Western Conference Quarterfinal series against Colorado as his most memorable hockey moment...Lists his father as the person who most inspired his hockey career...Lists Blue Rodeo as his favorite band and “The Office” as his favorite television show...Lists Fruit Loops as his favorite breakfast food and walleye as his favorite food...Names Sports Illustrated as his favorite magazine to read.

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