Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bryan Rust
Bryan Rust was born on May 11, 1992 in Pontiac, Michigan. The product of the University of Notre Dame’s Fighting Irish was drafted in the third round, 80th overall, in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins.

With the Fighting Irish, he helped the team win the CCHA Tournament. After four seasons in the NCAA, Rust signed his NHL entry level contract with the Penguins and they assigned him to their AHL affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, to finish the 2013-14 season.

Rust started the 2014-15 season in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton however he was recalled two months into the season. On December 13, 2014, Rust made his NHL debut in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. In 14 games with in Pittsburgh, he scored one goal and two points.

Rust appeared in 41 regular-season games for the Penguins during the 2015-16 season, scoring four times and adding seven assists. He saved his best play for the NHL's post-season however. In 23 games for the club, he scored six times, including a two-goal performance in Game Seven of the Easter Conference Final, and helped the Penguins to the fourth Stanley Cup title in franchise history.

In 57 regular season games during the 2016-17 season Rust recorded 15 goals and 13 assists for 28 points, but he took his game to a new level in playoffs. Appearing in 23 games, Rust scored seven times including the game-winning goals in the series-clinching games in rounds one and two. The Penguins would go on to capture their second consecutive Stanley Cup title.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2007-08 Detroit Honeybaked MWEHL 31 17 28 45 6
2007-08 Detroit Honeybaked Minor-MI 37 27 20 47
2008-09 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program NAHL 42 6 9 15 18 -5 9 0 2 2 4
2008-09 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program U-17 16 3 2 5 4
2009-10 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program USHL 27 10 13 23 6 +15
2009-10 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program U-17 1 0 0 0 0
2009-10 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program U-18 38 16 13 29 18
2009-10 United States WJ18-A 7 4 2 6 4 +4
2010-11 University of Notre Dame CCHA 40 6 13 19 4
2011-12 University of Notre Dame CCHA 40 5 6 11 14
2012-13 University of Notre Dame CCHA 41 15 19 34 4
2013-14 University of Notre Dame H-East 40 17 16 33 12
2013-14 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2014-15 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 14 1 1 2 4 -3
2014-15 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 45 13 14 27 14 +6 3 2 0 2 0
2015-16 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 41 4 7 11 12 +1 23 6 3 9 6
2015-16 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 16 3 3 6 2 -5
2016-17 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 57 15 13 28 8 +4 23 7 2 9 10
NHL Totals 112 20 21 41 24 46 13 5 18 16


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