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Brandon Gormley
Position Defence
Shoots Left
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
185 lb (84 kg)
NHL Team (P)
Cur. Team
Phoenix Coyotes
Moncton Wildcats (QMJHL)
Born February 18 1992 (1992-02-18) (age 25),
Murray River, PEI, Canada
NHL Draft 13th overall, 2010
Phoenix Coyotes
Pro Career TBA – present
Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Canada Canada
Ice hockey
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament
Gold 2009 Slovakia

Brandon Gormley (born February 18, 1992) is a Canadian ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for Moncton Wildcats of the QMJHL. He was selected 13th overall by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing careerEdit

Gormley left his home in PEI at the age of 14 to attend the Athol Murray College of Notre Dame in Wilcox, Saskatchewan. He played two years of midget hockey with the Notre Dame Hounds in the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League. He scored 23 goals and 53 points in 42 games for the Hounds in 2007–08 as a 16-year-old, after which the Moncton Wildcats made him the first overall selection in the 2008 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) Draft.[1] He joined the Wildcats in 2008–09 and scored 7 goals and 27 points for Moncton in 62 games. He joined Team Canada for the 2009 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament and scored 3 goals to help Canada win the gold medal.[1]

He improved to 9 goals and 43 points for the Wildcats in 2009–10 and added 17 more points in the playoffs, the third highest post-season total amongst defencemen.[2] Gormley and the Wildcats won the President's Cup as QMJHL champions, earning a berth in the 2010 Memorial Cup.[3] He scored three points in three games in the Memorial Cup,[4] but the Wildcats lost all three games and were eliminated. He was voted the recipient of the Mike Bossy Trophy in 2010 as the Quebec League's top professional prospect.[3] He was also named a second-team All-Star by the QMJHL in 2009–10.

Gormley finished the season highly rated for the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. He is ranked sixth among North American skaters by the NHL Central Scouting Bureau and third by International Scouting Services.[5][6] Scouts describe Gormley as "well rounded, but not dynamic" and praise his intelligence on the ice and ability to move the puck.[7]

Gormley participated in Team Canada's selection camp for the 2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, but as a 17-year-old competing against players two years his senior, failed to make the cut.[8] He was expected to participate in the 2011 tournament, however could not due to a knee injury.[1] Gormley has represented Atlantic Canada twice at the World U-17 Hockey Challenge, scoring six points in five games in both the 2008 and 2009 tournaments.[9]

Career statistics Edit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09Moncton WildcatsQMJHL627202734101346
2009–10Moncton WildcatsQMJHL589344354212151710
2010–11Moncton WildcatsQMJHL471335484250116
2010–11San Antonio RampageAHL40110-----
QMJHL totals 167 29 89 118 130 36 3 19 22 22

Awards and honorsEdit

Award Year
Mike Bossy Trophy 2009–10 [3]
QMJHL Second-Team All-Star 2009–10
  • Invited to take part in Canada’s 2011 National Junior Team selection camp [10]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Kimelman, Adam (2010-02-23). Gormley hasn't made many bad trips in his hockey life. National Hockey League. Retrieved on 2010-06-07.
  2. Brandon Gormley Draft Card. Florida Panthers Hockey Club. Retrieved on 2010-06-07.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 White, Nathan (2010-05-12). Gormley, Moncton both winners in QMJHL final. National Hockey League. Retrieved on 2010-06-07.
  4. Memorial Cup scoring – Defencemen. Canadian Hockey League. Retrieved on 2010-06-07.
  5. Final Rankings Domestic Skaters. NHL Central Scouting. Retrieved on 2010-04-07.
  6. 2010 ISS Top 30. The Sports Network. Retrieved on 2010-04-30.
  7. Adams, Alan (June 2010). "Top prospects gun for no. 1". ISSN 0018-3016. 
  8. Beacon, Bill (2009-12-16). P.E.I.'s Gormley cut from world junior hockey camp. The Guardian. Retrieved on 2010-06-07.
  9. Brandon Gormley player card. Hockey Canada. Retrieved on 2010-06-07.
  10. Hockey Canada Selection Camp: Team Profile

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Oliver Ekman-Larsson
Phoenix Coyotes first round draft pick
Succeeded by
Mark Visentin
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