Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Pavel Brendl
Pavel Brendl was born March 23, 1981 in Opocno, Czech Republic. The 1st round choice, 4th overall selection of the New York Rangers in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, Brendl is a graduate of the Western Hockey League's Calgary Hitmen.

The Opocno, Czech Republic native was a member of HC Olomouc of the Czech Republic Jr. League before joining the Hitmen in 1998-99. A powerful skater who has deceptive speed and is a threat to score in any game situation, Brendl came to the WHL and dominated from day one. In his rookie year with Calgary, Brendl led the team in goals and points, captured the Bob Clarke Trophy as the WHL's scoring champion with 134 points, was named WHL/CHL Rookie of the Year, named a CHL First Team All-Star, led the WHL in plus/minus with a plus 68 rating, was named to the WHL's Eastern Conference First All-Star Team and to the WHL All-Rookie Team while leading his team to the WHL Championship and to the Memorial Cup final.

In his second year with the Hitmen in 1999-2000, Brendl finished second in team scoring with 111 points and led his team in goals with 59. Following Calgary's 1999-2000 season, Brendl was assigned to the Rangers AHL affiliate in Hartford where he played in two games with the team before returning to the Hitmen.

Named to the Eastern Conference All-Star Team in 2000-01, Brendl represented the Czech Republic at the 2001 World Junior Championships in Russia, leading all scorers with ten points and helping lead the Czech Republic to the gold medal. Named to the All-Tournament Team at the 2001 World Junior Championships, Brendl became part of the Eric Lindros trade package prior to the 2001-02 NHL season that brought him to Philadelphia.

A highly coveted player, Brendl came to the Flyers organization and went on to lead all Phantom rookies in scoring with 37 points while playing in eight games with the parent club. Brendl played his first full season at the NHL level in 2002-03 split between the Philadelphia Flyers and the Carolina Hurricanes, after a mid-season transaction brought the former Calgary junior to North Carolina.

Upon his arrival with his new club, Brendl shared his time between the AHL's Lowell Lock Monsters and the Canes.

Following a season overseas, Brendl was traded by the Carolina Hurricanes to the Phoenix Coyotes on December 28, 2005. As a member of the Coyotes, Brendl would spend the majority of his time with the team's affiliate in San Antonio in 2005-06.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1996-97 HC Olomouc Jr. CzRep-Jr. 40 35 17 52
1997-98 HC Olomouc Jr. CzRep-Jr. 38 29 23 52
1997-98 HC Olomouc CzRep-2 12 1 1 2
1998-99 Calgary Hitmen WHL 68 73 61 134 40 20 21 25 46 18
1999-00 Calgary Hitmen WHL 61 59 52 111 94 +41 10 7 12 19 8
1999-00 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 2 0 0 0 0
2000-01 Calgary Hitmen WHL 49 40 35 75 66 +18 10 7 6 13 6
2000-01 Czech Republic WJC-A 7 4 6 10 8 +8
2001-02 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 8 1 0 1 2 -1 2 0 0 0 0
2001-02 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 64 15 22 37 22 -15 5 4 1 5 0
2002-03 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 42 5 7 12 4 +8
2002-03 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 8 0 1 1 2 -3
2003-04 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 18 5 3 8 8 0
2003-04 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 33 17 16 33 34 -6
2004-05 HC Ocelari Trinec CzRep 2 0 0 0 0
2004-05 HC Olomouc CzRep-2 3 0 0 0 12
2004-05 Jokipojat Joensuu Finland-2 21 9 10 19 48
2004-05 HC Thurgau Swiss-2 4 3 0 3 4
2005-06 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 25 6 7 13 10 -6
2005-06 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 2 0 0 0 0 -3
2005-06 San Antonio Rampage AHL 38 13 11 24 8 -5
2006-07 Mora IK Sweden 54 34 23 57 34 4 1 1 2 16
2007-08 Brynas IF Gavle Sweden 54 31 24 55 110
2008-09 Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod KHL 56 35 15 50 48 3 0 0 0 14
2009-10 Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod KHL 51 27 10 37 67
2010-11 KalPa Kuopio Finland 16 7 8 15 8
2010-11 Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk KHL 24 9 1 10 0 3 2 0 2 2
2011-12 HC CSOB Pojistovna Pardubice CzRep 6 5 3 8 4
2011-12 Rapperswil-Jona Lakers Swiss 17 2 3 5 8 5 3 1 4 0
2012-13 HC CSOB Pojistovna Pardubice CzRep 20 5 3 8 4 4 1 0 1 12
2013-14 Lausitzer Fuchse Weisswasser German-2 14 3 12 15 6
2013-14 HC Kometa Brno CzRep 6 0 4 4 0
2014-15 HK 36 Skalica Slovakia 19 13 7 20 8
2015-16 HK 36 Skalica Slovakia 46 19 10 29 68
2015-16 HKm Zvolen Slovakia 6 3 3 6 4 12 5 2 7 14
NHL Totals 78 11 11 22 16 2 0 0 0 0


WHL East First All-Star Team (1999)
WHL Rookie of the Year (1999)
Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (1999)
Canadian Major Junior Rookie of the Year (1999)
Memorial Cup All-Star Team (1999)
WHL East Second All-Star Team (2000)
Traded to Philadelphia by NY Rangers with Jan Hlavac, Kim Johnsson and NY Rangers' 3rd round pick (Stefan Ruzicka) in 2003 NHL Draft for Eric Lindros, August 20, 2001. Traded to Carolina by Philadelphia with Bruno St. Jacques for Sami Kapanen and Ryan Bast, February 7, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Trinec (CzRep), September 17, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Olomouc (CzRep-2), October 14, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Joensuu (Finland-2), November 15, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Thurgau (Swiss-2), December 21, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Joensuu (Finland-2), January 13, 2005. Traded to Phoenix by Carolina for Krys Kolanos, December 28, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Mora (Sweden), May 4, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Gavle (Sweden), April 13, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Nizhny Novgorod (Russia - KHL), June 11, 2008.
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