Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bracken Kearns
Bracken Kearns was born May 12, 1981 in Vancouver, British Columbia. He earned a degree in economics from the University of Calgary and served as captain of the Dinos hockey team. Kearns started his professional career in 2005 with the Toledo Storm in the ECHL and played over 400 games in the minors before playing his first game in the NHL.

On July 27, 2010, Kearns was signed as a free agent by the Phoenix Coyotes who assigned him to their AHL affiliate in San Antonio for the start of the 2010-11 AHL season.

On July 14, 2011, Kearns signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Florida Panthers. October 20, 2011, at the age of 30, Kearns made his NHL debut with the Panthers. He would go on to appear in five games for the club, though was held off the score sheet.

On July 2, 2012, Kearns was again on the move, signing a one-year free agent contract with the San Jose Sharks and would spend the following season in the AHL with the Worchester Sharks.

Kearns was recalled by the Sharks during the 2013-14 season. On December 29, 2013 he notched his first NHL goal and would go on to appear in 25 games for San Jose over the course of the season, scoring three times and adding two assists.

Following a year with the Espoo Blues in Finland, Kearns signed a deal with the New York Islanders and would join the club's AHL affiliate in Bridgeport for the 2015-16 season. Kearns would record back-to-back 23 goal seasons for Bridgeport before signing as a free agent with the New Jersey Devils on July 1, 2017.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2000-01
2000-01 Grandview Steelers PIJHL 10 8 5 13 4 4 1 3 4 12
2001-02 University of Calgary CWUAA 26 0 8 8 2
2002-03 University of Calgary CWUAA 29 8 9 17 14
2003-04 University of Calgary CWUAA 38 11 12 23 22
2004-05 University of Calgary CWUAA 43 12 23 35 18
2005-06 Cleveland Barons AHL 1 0 1 1 0 0
2005-06 Toledo Storm ECHL 71 33 36 69 66 13 7 6 13 6
2006-07 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 79 11 15 26 59 +2 4 0 0 0 8
2007-08 Norfolk Admirals AHL 53 9 16 25 40 -10
2007-08 Reading Royals ECHL 17 5 13 18 17 +4
2008-09 Norfolk Admirals AHL 53 12 10 22 63 -3
2009-10 Rockford IceHogs AHL 80 15 36 51 99 +8 4 0 2 2 2
2010-11 San Antonio Rampage AHL 72 20 23 43 104 -7
2011-12 Florida Panthers NHL 5 0 0 0 10 0
2011-12 San Antonio Rampage AHL 69 22 30 52 58 +5 10 2 5 7 4
2012-13 Worcester Sharks AHL 66 21 25 46 73 -2
2012-13 San Jose Sharks NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 2
2013-14 San Jose Sharks NHL 25 3 2 5 6 -2
2013-14 Worcester Sharks AHL 45 6 19 25 72 -12
2014-15 Blues Espoo Finland 45 10 10 20 38 4 0 0 0 0
2015-16 New York Islanders NHL 2 0 1 1 4 +1
2015-16 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 73 23 30 53 76 +17 3 0 2 2 2
2016-17 New York Islanders NHL 2 0 0 0 2 -1
2016-17 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 74 23 28 51 43 +16
NHL Totals 35 3 3 6 22 7 0 0 0 2


Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 27, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 14, 2011. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, July 2, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Espoo (Finland), October 23, 2014. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 2, 2015. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 1, 2017.
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