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Bryan Rust
Rust Penguins 2016.jpg
Born May 11 1992 (1992-05-11) (age 25),
Pontiac, Michigan, U.S.
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team Pittsburgh Penguins
Ntl. team Flag of the United States United States of America
NHL Draft 80th overall, 2010
Pittsburgh Penguins
Playing career 2014–present


Bryan Peter Rust (born May 11, 1992) is an American professional ice hockey winger currently playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL). Rust was born in Pontiac, Michigan, but grew up in Troy, Michigan.[1]

Playing careerEdit

Rust 2014

Rust with the Penguins in 2014.

Rust played his collegiate career from 2010–14 at the University of Notre Dame where he played a total of 161 games totaling 97 points. Rust finished his senior year as an alternate captain. Rust won a Gold Medal at the 2010 IIHF World U18 Championships for Team USA and the 2013 CCHA Tournament for Notre Dame. Rust was selected 80th overall in the third round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.[1]

Rust made his AHL debut during the 2013–14 AHL season for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. Rust made his NHL debut on December 13, 2014 for the Pittsburgh Penguins in a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets where the Penguins lost to the Blue Jackets in a shootout.[2] He would score his first NHL goal two nights later against Evgeni Nabokov of the Tampa Bay Lightning, on December 15, 2014.[3]

Rust would enjoy a breakout year in 2016, due to injuries in the Penguins organization. After recording 8 points in 33 games in the 2015–16 season, Rust signed a 2-year extension with Pittsburgh, along with fellow players Scott Wilson, and Tom Kühnhackl. On May 26, 2016, at the NHL Eastern Conference Finals, Rust became the 8th rookie in history to get multiple goals in a game 7. He scored the first goal of the 2016 Stanley Cup Finals.

On December 5, 2016, Rust first recorded his first career hat-trick in a 8–5 win over the Ottawa Senators.[4]

On April 20, 2017, Rust scored two pivotal goals in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference First Round meeting between the Penguins and the Blue Jackets. The Penguins ultimately won the game 5–2, and the series 4–1.

Personal lifeEdit

Rust is the younger brother of retired AHL player Matt Rust who also played for the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins during the 2011–12 AHL season.[5] Rust, also known as Rusty, has a stutter when he speaks, but through his life he has learned to not let his stutter affect his confidence.[6] Rust graduated Notre Dame May 2014 with a degree in finance from the Mendoza College of Business.[7]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 U.S. National Development Team NAHL 42 6 9 15 18
2009–10 U.S. National Development Team USHL 27 10 13 23 6
2010–11 University of Notre Dame CCHA 40 6 13 19 4
2011–12 University of Notre Dame CCHA 40 5 6 11 14
2012–13 University of Notre Dame CCHA 41 15 19 34 4
2013–14 University of Notre Dame H-East 40 17 16 33 12
2013–14 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2014–15 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 45 13 14 27 14 3 2 0 2 0
2014–15 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 14 1 1 2 4
2015–16 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 16 3 3 6 2
2015–16 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 41 4 7 11 12 23 6 3 9 6
NHL totals 55 5 8 13 16 23 6 3 9 6

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2010 United States WJC18 7 4 2 6 4
Junior totals 7 4 2 6 4

Awards and honorsEdit

Awards Year
College
CCHA Tournament Champion (University of Notre Dame) 2013
NHL
Stanley Cup (Pittsburgh Penguins) 2016 [8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 NHL Entry Draft Year by Year Results. National Hockey League.
  2. 3 Impressions: Blue Jackets 4, Pens 3 (SO). Pittsburgh Penguins (December 13, 2014).
  3. 3 Impressions: Pens 4, Bolts 2. Pittsburgh Penguins (December 15, 2014).
  4. Associated Press. "Bryan Rust hat trick catches Senators sleeping", 5 December 2016. 
  5. Eliteprospects.com – Matt Rust. Elite Prospects.
  6. "Despite speech impediment Penguins Bryan Rust isn't short on confidence". Post-Gazette (2016-01-20). Retrieved on 2016-01-20.
  7. 21: Bryan Rust. University of Notre Dame. Retrieved on January 21, 2017.
  8. Penguins win Stanley Cup, defeat Sharks in Game 6. National Hockey League (2016-06-12). Retrieved on 2016-06-12.

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