| 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)|
184 lb (84 kg)
| NHL Team|
|Born|| August 24 1968,|
Pointe Claire, PQ, CAN
|NHL Draft|| 27th overall, 1986|
|Pro Career||1988 – 2002|
Benoît Brunet (b. August 24, 1968, in Pointe Claire, Quebec, Canada) is a retired National Hockey League left winger. He was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the second round, 27th overall, of the 1986 NHL Entry Draft.
After playing three seasons for the Hull Olympiques of the QMJHL, Brunet made his professional debut with the American Hockey League's Sherbrooke Canadiens in the 1988–89 season. He also made his NHL debut with Montreal that same season, appearing in two games and recording one assist.
Brunet became a fixture on the Canadiens' roster, playing with them until the 2001–02 season. He became a favorite of the hometown fans due to his local roots and path to the NHL as well as his work as a defensive forward which made him a constant on the team's penalty killing unit. During the 2001–02 season, he was traded to the Dallas Stars, along with Martin Ručínský, in exchange for Donald Audette and Shaun Van Allen. Brunet appeared in 32 games with the Stars before being traded again, this time to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for a pick in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. Brunet finished the season with Ottawa, and retired afterward.
In his NHL career, Brunet appeared in 539 games. He scored 101 goals and added 161 assists. He also appeared in 54 playoff games, scoring five goals and adding 20 assists. He was a member of the Canadiens team that won the Stanley Cup in 1993.
Brunet is currently a colour commentator for the French-language sports network RDS.
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