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Brendan Bell
Bell Brendan-2010-11-20 EHCB vs Davos
Position Defence
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
211 lb (96 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
New York Rangers
Toronto Maple Leafs
Phoenix Coyotes
Ottawa Senators
Avangard Omsk
EHC Biel
Born March 31 1983 (1983-03-31) (age 33),
Ottawa, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 65th overall, 2001
Toronto Maple Leafs
Pro Career 2003 – present


Brendan Bell (born March 31, 1983) is a Canadian ice hockey defenceman currently signed with the New York Rangers.

Playing careerEdit

JuniorEdit

Prior to being drafted by the NHL, Bell attended High School at St. Pius X High School. He grew up a fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Bell played in the CJHL for the Ottawa Jr. Senators where he was selected as the league's Rookie of the year. Bell then moved on to the Ontario Hockey League with the Ottawa 67's where in four OHL seasons, he scored 43 goals, 176 assists, and 218 points in 303 games, including the playoffs. In 2002–03, his final season with the 67's, Bell was named the top defenseman in both the OHL and CHL. He also played on the silver-medal winning Canadian team in the 2003 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

ProfessionalEdit

Bell was drafted in the 3rd round, 65th overall, of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft by Toronto.

In his first pro season with St. John's Maple Leafs, the 2003–04 season, Bell scored 7 goals and 19 assists for 26 points. He also had 55 penalty minutes. Bell made his NHL debut with the Leafs in the 2005–06 season.

On February 27, 2007, Bell was traded by the Leafs to the Phoenix Coyotes along with a draft pick for Yanic Perreault. On July 11, 2008, Brendan signed as a free agent with the Ottawa Senators to a one-year contract.[1] In the 2008-09 season Bell played in a career-high 53 games with the Senators contributing with 21 points.[2]

On July 31, 2009, Bell signed with the St. Louis Blues on a one-year contract.[3] After starting the 2009–10 season playing 22 games with AHL affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen, Brendan was traded by St. Louis, along with Tomas Kana, to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Pascal Pelletier on December 8, 2009.[4]

On May 19, 2010, Bell signed a one-year contract with Russian team, Avangard Omsk, of the KHL.[5]

After two games with Omsk, Bell signed with Swiss National League team EHC Biel, where he played for the rest of the season.

On August 3, 2011, Bell signed a contract with the New York Rangers[6]

AwardsEdit

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99 Ottawa Jr. Senators CJHL 54 7 20 27 46
1999–00 Ottawa 67's OHL 48 1 32 33 34 5 0 1 1 4
2000–01 Ottawa 67's OHL 68 7 32 39 59 20 1 11 12 22
2001–02 Ottawa 67's OHL 67 10 36 46 56 13 2 5 7 25
2002–03 Ottawa 67's OHL 55 14 39 53 46 23 8 19 27 25
2003–04 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 74 7 18 25 72
2004–05 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 75 6 25 31 57 5 0 1 1 2
2005–06 Toronto Marlies AHL 70 6 37 43 99 5 0 4 4 10
2005–06 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2006–07 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 31 1 4 5 19
2006–07 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 14 0 2 2 8
2007–08 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2007–08 San Antonio Rampage AHL 69 7 24 31 80 7 2 5 7 10
2008–09 Binghamton Senators AHL 15 6 9 15 12
2008–09 Ottawa Senators NHL 53 6 15 21 24
2009–10 Peoria Rivermen AHL 22 4 13 17 26
2009–10 Syracuse Crunch AHL 49 10 25 35 30
2010–11 Avangard Omsk KHL 1 0 2 2 0
NHL totals 101 7 21 28 51
AHL totals 374 46 152 198 376 17 2 10 12 22
Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Canada Canada
World Junior Championships
Silver 2003 Halifax Ice hockey

InternationalEdit

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2000 Canada WJC18 3 0 0 0 2
2003 Canada WJC 6 1 1 2 6
Junior int'l totals 9 1 1 2 8

ReferencesEdit

  1. Bulletin: Senators Sign Defenceman Brendan Bell To A One-year Contract. Ottawa Senators (2008-07-11). Retrieved on 2010-04-22.
  2. Bell answers Senators' call. Ottawa Senators (2008-11-26). Retrieved on 2010-04-22.
  3. NHL.com (2009). Blues sign defenseman Brendan Bell. NHL.com. Retrieved on 2009-07-31.
  4. Blue Jackets send Pelletier to Blues for Bell, Kana. TSN (2009-12-08). Retrieved on 2010-04-22.
  5. Former Ottawa defender to Omsk (Russian). sovsport.ru (2010-05-19). Retrieved on 2010-05-19.
  6. Rangers Agree To Terms With Free Agent Defenseman Brendan Bell. rangers.nhl.com (August 3, 2011). Retrieved on August 3, 2011.

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