Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Brian Swanson
Brian Swanson was born March 24, 1976 in Anchorage, Alaska. The fifth round, 115th overall selection of the San Jose Sharks in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft, Swanson is a graduate of the USHL's Omaha Lancers.

Following an 80 point season in Omaha, Swanson enrolled at Colorado College where he played for four seasons leading the team in scoring three consecutive seasons (1996-1999)and capturing numerous awards and honours including; a First Team NCAA All-American (1999), a Second Team NCAA All-American (1998), a three-time Colorado College MVP, a WCHA First Team All-Star (1997-1999), and a WCHA Second Team All-Star(1996) before making his professional debut following his Senior year. Upon the completion of Colorado College's 1998-99 season, Swanson who was originally drafted by the San Jose Sharks in 1994 and who was subsequently traded to the New York Rangers in 1997 made his pro debut with the Rangers AHL affiliate in Hartford.

Swanson's career in the Rangers organization lasted a mere four games and was signed as a free agent by the Edmonton Oilers in the summer of 1999. The Anchorage, Alaska native split his first three seasons with the Oilers and their AHL affiliate in Hamilton before earning a roster spot during the 2002-03 season.

After four seasons in the Oiler system, Swanson was acquired by the Atlanta Thrashers in the summer of 2003. Upon his arrival with the Thrashers, Swanson went on to spend the majority of his playing time with the club's AHL affiliate in Chicago.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1991-92 Anchorage North Stars AAHL 50 35 40 75 10
1992-93 Anchorage North Stars AAHL 45 40 50 90 12
1992-93 Alaska All-Stars USAHA
1993-94 Omaha Lancers USHL 47 38 42 80 40
1994-95 Omaha Lancers USHL 33 14 35 49 12
1995-96 Colorado College WCHA 40 26 33 59 24
1995-96 United States WJC-A 6 2 1 3 29
1996-97 Colorado College WCHA 43 19 32 51 47
1997-98 Colorado College WCHA 42 18 38 56 26
1998-99 Colorado College WCHA 42 25 41 66 28
1998-99 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 4 0 0 0 4 0
1999-00 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 69 19 40 59 18 -13 10 2 5 7 6
2000-01 Edmonton Oilers NHL 16 1 1 2 6 -1
2000-01 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 49 18 29 47 20 -10
2001-02 Edmonton Oilers NHL 8 1 1 2 0 -1
2001-02 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 65 34 39 73 26 +28 15 7 6 13 6
2002-03 Edmonton Oilers NHL 44 2 10 12 10 -7
2003-04 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 2 0 1 1 0 0
2003-04 Chicago Wolves AHL 70 13 34 47 30 -7 10 4 4 8 6
2004-05 Kassel Huskies Germany 37 14 19 33 16 5 2 2 4 4
2005-06 Nurnberg Ice Tigers Germany 46 7 24 31 22
2006-07 Sinupret Ice Tigers Nurnberg Germany 51 11 28 39 75 13 4 7 11 14
2007-08 Sinupret Ice Tigers Nurnberg Germany 53 15 31 46 20 5 1 1 2 2
2008-09 Sinupret Ice Tigers Nurnberg Germany 51 9 18 27 38 5 0 1 1 8
2009-10 Iserlohn Roosters Germany 54 19 23 42 30
2010-11 Alaska Aces ECHL 69 24 46 70 20 +12 13 3 8 11 4
2011-12 Alaska Aces ECHL 59 9 33 42 12 +11 10 0 3 3 2
NHL Totals 70 4 13 17 16


USHL First All-Star Team (1994)
USHL Second All-Star Team (1995)
WCHA Second All-Star Team (1996)
WCHA Rookie of the Year (1996)
WCHA First All-Star Team (1997, 1998, 1999)
NCAA West Second All-American Team (1998)
NCAA West First All-American Team (1999)
AHL Second All-Star Team (2002)
Traded to NY Rangers by San Jose with Jayson More and San Jose's 4th round pick (later traded back to San Jose - San Jose selected Adam Colagiacomo) in 1997 NHL Draft for Marty McSorley, August 20, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, August 19, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Atlanta, July 24, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Kassel (Germany), April 20, 2004.
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