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Andrew Brunette
Andrew Brunette
Left Wing
Number: 15
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 215
Shoots: Left
Born: Aug 24, 1973
Birthplace: Sudbury, ON, Canada
Acquired: Signed by Colorado as a free agent, Aug. 6, 2005.
Drafted: WSH / 1993 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 7th (174th overall)
2007-08: Appeared in all 82 games for the fifth consecutive season…Has played in 453 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the league…One of only two Avalanche players to skate in every game this season…Finished second on the team in scoring with 59 points and also ranked second in assists with 40…Ranked second on the club with seven power-play goals…Nominated for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy by the Colorado chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association…Collected three assists in the season opener against Dallas on Oct. 3 at Pepsi Center…Recorded his 500th career point with an assist on Oct. 26 at Calgary…Left after the first period on Dec. 1 at Los Angeles because of the flu…Appeared in his 400th consecutive game on Dec. 9 vs. St. Louis…Played in his 200th straight game as a member of the Avalanche on Dec. 23 vs. Vancouver…Scored two goals and tied his career high with seven shots on Jan. 13 at Florida…Finished second on the team in scoring during the month of March with 16 points (6g/10a) in 15 games…Compiled a season-high five-game point streak (3g/4a), Feb. 27 to March 8…Equaled his season high with two goals and three points on March 28 vs. Edmonton. PLAYOFFS: Led the Avalanche with five goals and finished second with eight points in 10 games...Tied his career playoff high with two goals in Game Three (CSF) vs. Detroit on April 29...It was his second career multi-goal game in the playoffs and first since May 7, 2003 vs. Vancouver...Had a three-game goal-scoring streak, April 14-17, the longest of his postseason career...Was the longest goal streak by an Avalanche player in the postseason since Milan Hejduk in 2004 (April 12-17, 2004). 2006-07: Established career highs in goals (27), assists (56) and points (83)…Finished second on the Avalanche and tied for 21st in the NHL in scoring…Was also second on the club in assists, which tied for 14th in the league…Ranked fourth on the team in goals…Appeared in all 82 games for the fourth consecutive season…Has now played in 371 consecutive games, the third longest current streak in the league…Notched back-to-back 20-goal seasons for the first time in his career…Led the team with five multi-goal games and was second on the club with 22 multi-point contests…Recorded his first career hat trick on Dec. 19 at Edmonton…Each of Brunette’s three goals came on the power play, making him only the third player in franchise history to record three power-play goals in a single game and the first since Joe Sakic on April 14, 1992 vs. Buffalo…Joined Lanny McDonald (1982) as the only players to ever score three power-play goals against the Oilers…Compiled a career-high 11-game point streak (5g/12a) from Feb. 8-27…Also had a career-long eight-game assist streak (12a) from March 7-25…Skated in his 300th consecutive game on Oct. 29 vs. Minnesota…Tied Joe Sakic for the team lead with 15 points (5g/10a) in December…Recorded 18 points in February (6g/12a), equaling his career best for points in a single month (December of 2000)…Notched three assists, including his 300th NHL helper, on Feb. 24 at Los Angeles…Appeared in his 700th NHL game on March 27 vs. Vancouver. 2005-06: Recorded 24 goals and 63 points in his first season with the Avalanche…Set a career high with 11 power-play goals…Finished third on the team in both assists (39) and points and ranked fourth in goals…Appeared in all 82 games for the third straight season, extending his consecutive games-played streak to 289…Played in his 600th NHL game on Feb. 10 at Columbus…Recorded his 400th NHL point with an assist on March 31 at Calgary. PLAYOFFS: Tied for the team lead with nine points during the postseason…Had two assists in Game One of CQF against the Stars on April 24…Scored the tying goal with 57 seconds left in regulation in Game Three (CQF) vs. Dallas on April 26…Scored the series-clinching goal in overtime in Game Five (CQF) at Dallas on April 30…It was his second career playoff OT winner and his second series clincher (2003 CQF vs. Colorado)…He joined Martin Gelinas (3) and Martin St. Louis (2) as the only active players to record two series-clinching, overtime goals in the Stanley Cup playoffs…Left in the second period in Game One (CSF) at Anaheim due to a jaw injury (May 5)…Returned for Game Two on May 7. 2003-04: Was the only Minnesota player to appear in all 82 regular season contests…Ranked first on the team in assists (34) and second in points (49)…Led the club in power-play goals with seven…Notched his 300th career point with a power-play goal at Buffalo on Oct. 28…Picked up his 200th career assist with a helper on Dec. 13 vs. Buffalo…Skated in 500th NHL game on Jan. 4 at Colorado. 2002-03: Ranked third on the Wild in goals (18) and fourth in points (46)…Led Minnesota with nine power play goals…Shared the league lead in game-tying goals (3)…Potted 100th career NHL goal at Nashville on Dec. 14. PLAYOFFS: Tied for fourth among all NHL playoff scorers in goals (7) and tied for 10th in points (13)…Assisted on the first Wild goal in playoff history and added a goal himself in Game One of WCQF at Colorado (April 10)…Posted three points in Game Seven (WCQF) at Colorado, including the game-winning, overtime goal to give the Wild its first-ever series victory (April 22)…Notched two goals in a 5-1 Game Six victory vs. the Canucks in WCSF (May 7). 2001-2002: Led the Wild in scoring and set then-career bests in points (69) and assists (48)…Tied for third in NHL in power play points (32)…Compiled franchise-record 10-game point-scoring streak, March 7-27…Equaled his career-best with four points at Boston (Nov. 8) and vs. Columbus (March 10)…Missed one game (Dec. 31 at Detroit) with shoulder contusions. 2000-2001: Registered 59 points (15g/44a) in his second season with Atlanta…Recorded first-ever four-point game and set a career-high with four assists Dec. 19 at Los Angeles…Notched 100th career assist Jan. 29 at NY Rangers…Missed four games with concussion Jan. 17-23. 1999-2000: Skated in 81 games as member of Atlanta Thrashers’ inaugural team…Scored a team-leading 23 goals and finished with a team-best 50 points…Recorded his 100th NHL point at Florida on Dec. 22. 1998-99: Spent first full NHL season with the expansion Nashville Predators…Scored the first goal in Predators history on Oct. 13 vs. Carolina. 1997-98: Split the season between the Capitals and Portland (AHL)…Notched points in 10 straight games for the Caps, Jan. 13 to Feb. 7 (5g/10a)…Scored six goals in a career-high six-game goal-scoring streak, Dec. 27-Jan. 9. 1995-96: Made his NHL debut and appeared in 11 games with Washington…Skated in first NHL contest Jan. 17 at Chicago…Scored first NHL goal Feb. 29 at Florida. PLAYOFFS: Skated in six postseason games…Picked up an assist in his first-ever playoff contest at Pittsburgh on April 17. 1994-95: Named to the AHL Second All-Star Team with Portland…Posted 80 points (30g/50a) in 79 games. 1992-93: Led the Ontario Hockey League with 62 goals, 100 assists and 162 points with Owen Sound…Named an OHL First Team All-Star and Canadian Major Junior Second Team All-Star.
Andrew and his wife, Lorie, make their home in Denver during the season and Valley East, Ontario during the summer…Nickname is “Bruno”…An avid baseball fan, Brunette’s favorite team is the Toronto Blue Jays…Favorite movie: “Bull Durham”…Lists Rodney Dangerfield as the actor who would play him in his life story…If he could play a game in any hockey arena, it would be the old Maple Leaf Gardens…Lists Joe Montana as his favorite non-hockey athlete…Lists Turtle Island as his favorite vacation spot…Lists French soccer star Zinedine Zidane as the person he would most like to meet.
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