Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bubba Berenzweig
Defenseman Andrew "Bubba" Berenzweig was drafted by the New York Islanders but traded to the Nashville Predators during his fourth and final season with the University of Michigan.

Berenzweig turned pro for the 1999-00 season and spent the majority of his rookie season with the Milwaukee Admirals of the International Hockey League. However, in April of that season, "Bubba" got the call from the big club and found himself in an NHL lineup for the first time in his career. Berenzweig was held off the score sheet during his two game stint with the Predators. The following year he improved his point totals with the Admrials but was again unable to register a point during a five-game stay with Nashville but his inability to score at the big league level was soon to change.

In 2001-02 Berenzweig was much more effective for the Predators and earned himself a lot more time on their blue line. On November 10, 2001 Berenzweig found the back of the net for the first time when he managed to beat Senators goaltender Patrick Lalime. A little over a month later "Bubba" scored a goal and added two assists versus the mighty Detroit Red Wings and began to establish himself as a defenseman with offensive capabilities. In the end he played 26 games with Nashville and managed 10 points while spending 23 more games with Milwaukee before his season was cut short by a hip injury.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1992-93 Loomis Chaffee School High-CT 22 5 13 18
1993-94 Loomis Chaffee School High-CT 22 12 27 39
1994-95 Loomis Chaffee School High-CT 23 19 23 42 10
1995-96 University of Michigan CCHA 42 4 8 12 4
1996-97 University of Michigan CCHA 38 7 12 19 49
1997-98 University of Michigan CCHA 45 8 11 19 32
1998-99 University of Michigan CCHA 42 7 24 31 38
1999-00 Nashville Predators NHL 2 0 0 0 0 -1
1999-00 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 79 4 23 27 48 -12 3 1 2 3 0
2000-01 Nashville Predators NHL 5 0 0 0 0 0
2000-01 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 72 10 26 36 38 +20 5 0 4 4 4
2001-02 Nashville Predators NHL 26 3 7 10 14 -3
2001-02 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 23 2 5 7 23
2002-03 Nashville Predators NHL 4 0 0 0 0 0
2002-03 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 48 6 11 17 26
2002-03 Utah Grizzlies AHL 26 6 11 17 4
2003-04 Utah Grizzlies AHL 21 4 3 7 2
NHL Totals 37 3 7 10 14


CCHA Second All-Star Team (1998)
NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (1998)
Ken McKenzie Trophy (Outstanding U.S.- Born Rookie - IHL) (2000)
IHL Second All-Star Team (2001)
Traded to Nashville by NY Islanders for Nashville's 4th round choice (Johan Halvardsson) in 1999 Entry Draft, April 14, 1999. Traded to Dallas by Nashvlle with future considerations for Jon Sim, February 17, 2003. Suspended by Dallas for violating terms of contract, December 3, 2003.