Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Brent Severyn
Brent Severyn played his first season of junior hockey in 1983-84 with the Seattle Thunderbirds of the WHL and was drafted 99th overall that year by the Winnipeg Jets. In the same draft, Mario Lemieux went number one, while other players of note that year included Patrick Roy and Brett Hull.

Severyn bounced around among several other minor teams before attending the University of Alberta and playing hockey there. Without ever playing a game for the Jets, Severyn became a free agent in 1988 and signed with the Quebec Nordiques and play for their AHL team, the Halifax Citadels, for the 1988-89 season. He started the next season in Halifax and made the move to the NHL in Quebec for 35 games. His next season saw him with the Citadels once again before being traded to the New Jersey Devils in 1991.

After two years with the Devils' minor league team, and again never having played a game with New Jersey, he was traded back to the team that drafted him, the Jets only to be shipped a few days later to the Florida Panthers. In his first full season in the NHL, 1993-94, the big winger amassed 156 penalty minutes in 67 games. Once again, though, Severyn was traded, in 1995, this time to the New York Islanders. After only a season and a half, he was sent to the Colorado Avalanche where he saw his first NHL playoff experience, playing in eight games.

Severyn started the 1997-98 season with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim after being taken in the Waiver Draft before the regular season began. However, he missed the majority of the year with a back injury. In the off-season, Severyn signed with the Stars as a free agent. The 1999-2000 season saw Severyn leave North America to play in the German Elite League for the next two years.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1982-83 Vegreville Rangers AJHL 21 20 22 42 10
1983-84 Seattle Breakers WHL 72 14 22 36 49 5 2 1 3 2
1984-85 Seattle Breakers WHL 26 7 16 23 57
1984-85 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 41 8 32 40 54
1985-86 Saskatoon Blades WHL 9 1 4 5 38
1985-86 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 33 11 20 31 164 5 0 4 4 4
1986-87 University of Alberta CWUAA 43 7 19 26 171
1987-88 University of Alberta CWUAA 46 21 29 50 178
1988-89 Halifax Citadels AHL 47 2 12 14 141
1989-90 Quebec Nordiques NHL 35 0 2 2 42 -19
1989-90 Halifax Citadels AHL 43 6 9 15 105 6 1 2 3 49
1990-91 Halifax Citadels AHL 50 7 26 33 202
1991-92 Utica Devils AHL 80 11 33 44 211 4 0 1 1 4
1992-93 Utica Devils AHL 77 20 32 52 240 5 0 0 0 35
1993-94 Florida Panthers NHL 67 4 7 11 156 -1
1994-95 Florida Panthers NHL 9 1 1 2 37 -3
1994-95 New York Islanders NHL 19 1 3 4 34 +1
1995-96 New York Islanders NHL 65 1 8 9 180 +3
1996-97 Colorado Avalanche NHL 66 1 4 5 193 -6 8 0 0 0 12
1997-98 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 37 1 3 4 133 -3
1998-99 Dallas Stars NHL 30 1 2 3 50 -2
1998-99 Michigan K-Wings IHL 3 0 0 0 0 +1
1999-00 Munchen Barons Germany 18 2 6 8 42 12 0 3 3 14
2000-01 Krefeld Pinguine Germany 56 6 12 18 113
NHL Totals 328 10 30 40 825 8 0 0 0 12


AHL First All-Star Team (1993) Signed as a free agent by Quebec, July 15, 1988. Traded to New Jersey by Quebec for Dave Marcinyshyn, June 3, 1991. Traded to Winnipeg by New Jersey for Winnipeg's 6th round pick (Ryan Smart) in 1994 NHL Draft, September 30, 1993. Traded to Florida by Winnipeg for Milan Tichy, October 3, 1993. Traded to NY Islanders by Florida for NY Islanders' 4th round pick (Dave Duerden) in 1995 NHL Draft, March 3, 1995. Traded to Colorado by NY Islanders for Colorado's 3rd round pick (later traded to Calgary - later traded to Hartford/Carolina - Carolina selected Francis Lessard) in 1997 NHL Draft, September 4, 1996. Claimed by Anaheim from Colorado in NHL Waiver Draft, September 28, 1997.
Missed majority of 1997-98 due to back injury vs. Detroit, October 22, 1997. Signed as a free agent by Dallas, August 26, 1998.
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