Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jamie Langenbrunner
The native of Duluth, Minnesota was chosen 35th overall by the Dallas Stars in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft after three excellent seasons with Cloquet High School. Langenbrunner joined the Peterborough Petes of the OHL and accumulated 190 points over two years. In 1995-96, Langenbrunner enjoyed a fine rookie season as a pro with 25 goals in 59 games for the IHL's Michigan K-Wings and a 12-game recall to the NHL.

A two-time member of the U.S World Junior team (1994-1995), Langenbrunner became a regular in 1996-97 and contributed 13 goals while working diligently to improve his defence. He scored 23 goals the next year and represented the U.S. at the Nagano Olympics. By the 1998-99 season, Langenbrunner was an exemplary forechecker and penalty killer who was often assigned to shadow the best players on the opposition. In the post-season, he scored ten goals while helping the Stars win the first Stanley Cup in franchise history.

During the 2000 and 2001 seasons, Langenbrunner continued to be an effective checker but his offence dropped off. The Stars were defeated by New Jersey in the Stanley Cup finals in 2000 and watched the Colorado Avalanche claim hockey's ultimate prize the next year. After the Stars added centre Pierre Turgeon in the off-season, Langenbrunner's role on the team swung even more into the realm of defence and was later traded along with Joe Nieuwendyk to the New Jersey Devils.

With his arrival in New Jersey, Langenbrunner rediscovered his offensive prowess. He led the Devils in scoring during the 2002-03 regular season with a career high 55 points on 22 goals and led all playoff scorers with 11 goals and 18 points in aiding the Devils to a Stanley Cup title. Coming off a career year offensively in 2002-03, injuries limited Langenbrunner to a mere 55 games in 2003-04.

Langenbrunner's all-around solid play made him a natural leader in New Jersey. As such he was selected the club's captain in 2008. Still providing dependable play in his own end, 2008-09 saw Langenbrunner near the 30-goal plateau for the first time. He would finish the year with 29, setting a new career-high.

In February of 2010, Langenbrunner was captain of the US Olympic team that brought home the silver medal in a thrilling overtime final at the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.

On January 7, 2011, Langenbrunner's time in New Jersey would come to an end. He was traded back to the Dallas Stars, the club that had drafted him in 1993, in exchange for a conditional draft pick.

In the summer of 2011, Langenbrunner was on the move again. This time, as an unrestricted free agent, he inked a deal with the St. Louis Blues.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1990-91 Cloquet Lumberjacks High-MN 20 6 16 22 8
1991-92 Cloquet Lumberjacks High-MN 23 16 23 39 24
1992-93 Cloquet Lumberjacks High-MN 27 27 62 89 18
1993-94 Peterborough Petes OHL 62 33 58 91 53 7 4 6 10 2
1993-94 United States WJC-A 7 2 0 2 13
1994-95 Peterborough Petes OHL 62 42 57 99 84 11 8 14 22 12
1994-95 United States WJC-A 7 1 1 2 6
1994-95 Dallas Stars NHL 2 0 0 0 2 0
1994-95 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 11 1 3 4 2
1995-96 Dallas Stars NHL 12 2 2 4 6 -2
1995-96 Michigan K-Wings IHL 59 25 40 65 129 10 3 10 13 8
1996-97 Dallas Stars NHL 76 13 26 39 51 -2 5 1 1 2 14
1997-98 Dallas Stars NHL 81 23 29 52 61 +9 16 1 4 5 14
1997-98 United States Olympics 3 0 0 0 4
1998-99 Dallas Stars NHL 75 12 33 45 62 +10 23 10 7 17 16
1999-00 Dallas Stars NHL 65 18 21 39 68 +16 15 1 7 8 18
2000-01 Dallas Stars NHL 53 12 18 30 57 +4 10 2 2 4 6
2001-02 Dallas Stars NHL 68 10 16 26 54 -11
2001-02 New Jersey Devils NHL 14 3 3 6 23 +2 5 0 1 1 8
2002-03 New Jersey Devils NHL 78 22 33 55 65 +17 24 11 7 18 16
2003-04 New Jersey Devils NHL 53 10 16 26 43 +9 5 0 2 2 2
2004-05 United States W-Cup 3 0 0 0 4 -1
2004-05 ERC Ingolstadt Germany 11 2 2 4 22 11 1 6 7 6
2005-06 New Jersey Devils NHL 80 19 34 53 74 -1 9 3 10 13 16
2006-07 New Jersey Devils NHL 82 23 37 60 64 -9 11 2 6 8 7
2007-08 New Jersey Devils NHL 64 13 28 41 30 -1 5 0 4 4 4
2008-09 New Jersey Devils NHL 81 29 40 69 56 +25 4 2 1 3 2
2009-10 New Jersey Devils NHL 81 19 42 61 44 +6 5 0 1 1 4
2009-10 United States Olympics 6 1 3 4 0 +2
2010-11 New Jersey Devils NHL 31 4 10 14 16 -15
2010-11 Dallas Stars NHL 39 5 13 18 29 -3
2011-12 St. Louis Blues NHL 70 6 18 24 32 +7 9 1 0 1 11
2012-13 St. Louis Blues NHL 4 0 1 1 0 +1
NHL Totals 1109 243 420 663 837 146 34 53 87 138


Traded to New Jersey by Dallas with Joe Nieuwendyk for Jason Arnott, Randy McKay and New Jersey's 1st round choice (later traded to Columbus, later traded to Buffalo - Buffalo selected Daniel Paille) in 2002 Entry Draft, March 19, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Ingolstadt (Germany), January 24, 2005. Traded to Dallas by New Jersey for Dallas's 3rd round choice (Blake Coleman) in 2011 Entry Draft and future considerations, January 6, 2011. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, July 6, 2011. Missed majority of 2012-13 due to hip surgery, February 9, 2013. Officialy announced his retirement, January 15, 2014.