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| 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
205 lb (93 kg)
| NHL Team|
| Carolina Hurricanes|
St. Louis Blues
|Born|| August 9 1970,|
Ottawa, ON, CAN
|NHL Draft|| 9th overall, 1988|
St. Louis Blues
|Pro Career||1989 – present|
Rod Jean Brind'Amour (born August 9, 1970 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward and team captain of the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League, with whom he won a Stanley Cup in 2006.
Born in Ottawa but raised in Prince Rupert and Campbell River, British Columbia, Brind'Amour was drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the first round (ninth overall) of the 1988 NHL Entry Draft. Brind'Amour played the next season at Michigan State University. Brind'Amour became well-known for working out constantly, earning the nickname "Rod the Bod". During his time at Michigan State, Brind'Amour would go from a game directly into the weight room where he would undertake a strenuous workout. His coach at the time said that Brind'Amour's workouts became so intense that they would turn the lights out on him, and when that failed to work, they would padlock the room.
At the conclusion of the collegiate hockey season, Brind'Amour joined the Blues during the 1989 NHL playoffs. He made his debut in game 5 of the Blues' division semifinals against the Minnesota North Stars and scored a goal on his first shot. In his first full NHL season, Brind'Amour scored 27 points in the Blues' first 24 games and finished third on the Blues with 26 goals. Brind'Amour was selected to the 1989-90 All-Rookie Team.
Brind'Amour was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers with Dan Quinn for Murray Baron and Ron Sutter following the 1990-91 season. Following his return from an ankle injury during the 1999-2000 season, he was dealt to the Carolina Hurricanes along with Jean-Marc Pelletier in exchange for Keith Primeau.
Brind'Amour was one of Philadelphia's most popular players. He spent his years in Philadelphia as an alternate captain to Kevin Dineen and then Eric Lindros, filling in as captain and wearing the "C" when Lindros was out of the lineup. It was there that he started his reputation of being one of the best shutdown centres of the NHL. This has culminated into a Selke Trophy awarded to him as a member of the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006 and again in 2007.
During his stint with Philadelphia he was considered one of the league's 'ironmen', with a consecutive games streak of 484 played, a Flyers franchise record. Additionally, he was one-third of the "BBC Line" featuring Bates Battaglia and Erik Cole during the Carolina Hurricanes’ Stanley Cup run in 2002. Brind'Amour was named Captain of the Hurricanes before the 2005-06 season.
He won his first Stanley Cup on June 19, 2006 with the Hurricanes, defeating the Edmonton Oilers in Game 7, 3-1.
In December 2006, he scored his 1000th career point and in February 2007, he recorded his 400th career goal.
Awards & Achievements Edit
Career statistics Edit
|1986–87||Notre Dame Hounds||SMHL||33||38||50||88||66||—||—||—||—||—|
|1987–88||Notre Dame Hounds||SJHL||56||46||61||107||136||—||—||—||—||—|
|1988–89||Michigan State University||NCAA||42||27||32||59||63||—||—||—||—||—|
|1988–89||St. Louis Blues||NHL||—||—||—||—||—||5||2||0||2||4|
|1989–90||St. Louis Blues||NHL||79||26||35||61||46||12||5||8||13||6|
|1990–91||St. Louis Blues||NHL||78||17||32||49||93||13||2||5||7||10|
- Captain (ice hockey)
- List of NHL players
- List of NHL players with 1000 points
- List of NHL players with 1000 games played
- ↑ Larry Wigge (2006-06-23). The passion and heart of a champion. NHL.com. Retrieved on 2007-04-04.
- ↑ Penguins' Crosby captures Hart Trophy as League MVP. NHL.com (2008). Retrieved on 2008-05-19.
- ↑ Terrell Williams (2008-02-14). The Brind'Amour to Have Reconstructive Knee Surgery. carolinahurricanes.com. Retrieved on 2008-02-15.
|Winner of the Bobby Clarke Trophy|
| Succeeded by|
|Carolina Hurricanes captains|
2005 – present
|Winner of the Frank J. Selke Trophy|
| Succeeded by|