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Born March 23, 1981 (1981-03-23) (age 28),
Opočno, Czechoslovakia
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
204 lb (93 kg; 14 st 8 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
KHL team
F. teams
Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
Calgary Hitmen
Hartford Wolf Pack
Philadelphia Flyers
Philadelphia Phantoms
Carolina Hurricanes
Lowell Lock Monsters
HC Thurgau
HC Oceláři Třinec
San Antonio Rampage
Phoenix Coyotes
Mora IK
Brynäs IF
Jokipojat
NHL Draft 4th overall, 1999
New York Rangers
Career 2001 – present

Pavel Brendl (born March 23, 1981) is a Czech professional ice hockey player currently playing for Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

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Playing career

Brendl was a highly-rated junior star with the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League, winning numerous awards and making the all-star team of the 1999 Memorial Cup. This led to him being drafted fourth overall in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers. However, Brendl's talent never translated to stardom at the NHL level, where he managed only 22 points in 78 career games with the Philadelphia Flyers and Carolina Hurricanes. He played the 2005-06 season for the Phoenix Coyotes in the NHL and the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League.

In 2006, Brendl joined the Swedish Elitserien team Mora IK for which he scored most goals in Elitserien during the regular season. After one season with the team he signed a three-year contract with Brynäs IF, also in Elitserien. Brynäs regards the signing of Brendl as one of the club's biggest and most spectacular signings in the recent history of the club.[1] In June, 2008, Brendl signed with the Russian team Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod in the Kontinental Hockey League.[2] In the inaugural season of the KHL, Brendl led the league in scoring with 35 goals (with another Czech forward Jan Marek).

Awards

  • Awarded the Bob Clarke Trophy (WHL Top Scorer) in 1999.
  • Awarded the Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy (Rookie of the Year) in 1999.
  • Awarded the WHL Plus-Minus Award (Top plus-minus) in 1999.
  • Named to the CHL All-Rookie Team in 1999.
  • Named to the CHL First All-Star Team in 1999.
  • Named to the CHL Third All-Star Team in 2000.
  • Gold medal at the World Junior Championships in 2001.
  • Named to the World Junior Championships All-Star Team in 2001.
  • World Junior Championships' Best Forward in 2001.

Records

  • Calgary Hitmen's franchise record for goals in a season (73)
  • Calgary Hitmen's franchise record for points in a season (134)
  • Elitserien record for most goals in season 2006-07 (34)[3]
  • Elitserien record for most points by a foreigner in season 2006-07 (57)[4]

International play

Played for Czech Republic in:

References

  1. ^ "Pavel Brendl till Brynäs" (in Swedish). sr.se. 2007-04-13. http://www.sr.se/dalarna/nyheter/artikel.asp?artikel=1310122. Retrieved 2007-04-16.  
  2. ^ "Pavel Brendl lämnar Brynäs" (in Swedish). Brynäs IF. http://www.brynas.se/templates/BIF_NewsPage.aspx?id=6572. Retrieved 2008-06-25.  
  3. ^ "Elitserien stats 2006/07" (in Swedish). Svenska Hockeyligan AB. 2007-03-02. http://www.hockeyligan.se/spelarstatistik.php?orderby=tp&season=2006. Retrieved 2007-04-10.  
  4. ^ "Elitserien stats 2006/07" (in Swedish). Svenska Hockeyligan AB. 2007-03-02. http://www.hockeyligan.se/spelarstatistik.php?orderby=tp&season=2006. Retrieved 2007-04-10.  

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