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Alex Broadhurst (born March 7, 1993) is an American professional ice hockey forward who is currently an unrestricted free agent. He most recently played for the Cleveland Monsters in the American Hockey League (AHL) as a prospect of the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Alex Broadhurst
Born (1993-03-07) March 7, 1993 (age 26)
Orland Park, Illinois, U.S.
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 178 lb (81 kg; 12 st 10 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Free Agent
Columbus Blue Jackets
NHL Draft 199th overall, 2011
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 2013–present

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Playing careerEdit

Broadhurst was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks, 199th overall in the 7th round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. He played two seasons with the Green Bay Gamblers in the United States Hockey League (USHL), and one with the London Knights in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). In 2012, he led the Gamblers in scoring and was named to the 2011–12 All-USHL First Team.[1][2] On April 24, 2012, Broadhurst scored a short-handed hat-trick for the Gamblers in its 6–3 win over the Youngstown Phantoms in Game 3 of the USHL Eastern Division semifinal series. It was the first shorthanded hat trick scored in the history of the USHL.[3]

In 2011, he represented the United States at the World Junior A Challenge where the team took third place.[4]

On June 14, 2013, the Blackhawks agreed to terms with Broadhurst for a three-year entry-level contract.[2] In September 2013, he was assigned to the Blackhawks-affiliated Rockford IceHogs.[5][6]

On June 30, 2015, Broadhurst was included in the trade of Brandon Saad by the Blackhawks to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Jeremy Morin, Marko Dano, Artem Anisimov, Corey Tropp and a fourth-round draft pick in 2016.[7]

During his third season within the Blue Jackets organization in 2017–18, Broadhurst was recalled by Columbus on April 3, 2018, and made his NHL debut for the Blue Jackets against the Detroit Red Wings.[8] He was scoreless in two games with the Blue Jackets before he was returned to the Monsters.

In the 2018–19 season, while providing a veteran presence with the Cleveland Monsters, on February 25, 2019, Broadhurst was traded by the Blue Jackets to the Winnipeg Jets for future considerations.[9] It was immediately announced that Broadhurst would continue in the AHL with the Monsters on loan from the Jets.[10]

PersonalEdit

Alex's older brother Terry Broadhurst was also rostered with IceHogs over the 2013–14 season.[11]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2010–11 Green Bay Gamblers USHL 55 13 20 33 22 11 3 6 9 4
2011–12 Green Bay Gamblers USHL 53 26 47 73 40 12 9 9 18 6
2012–13 London Knights OHL 65 23 40 63 36 21 10 18 28 22
2013–14 Rockford IceHogs AHL 75 16 29 45 32
2014–15 Rockford IceHogs AHL 29 6 8 14 4 7 0 1 1 2
2015–16 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 60 10 26 36 14 17 3 9 12 6
2016–17 Cleveland Monsters AHL 52 11 14 25 23
2017–18 Cleveland Monsters AHL 66 19 22 41 20
2017–18 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 2 0 0 0 2
2018–19 Cleveland Monsters AHL 51 8 22 30 12 8 1 1 2 6
NHL totals 2 0 0 0 2
Medal record
Ice hockey
Representing   United States
World Junior A Challenge
  2011 Langley

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2011 United States WJAC   5 2 0 2 4
Junior totals 5 2 0 2 4

Awards and honorsEdit

Awards Year
AHL
Calder Cup (Lake Erie Monsters) 2016 [12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "USHL Awards All-USHL First and Second Teams". ushl.com. May 31, 2012. Archived from the original on June 6, 2014. Retrieved June 15, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Blackhawks agree to deal with Broadhurst". sports.yahoo.com. May 31, 2013. Retrieved June 15, 2013.
  3. ^ "USHL Highlight – Alex Broadhurst Records Shorthanded Hat Trick". ushl.com. April 25, 2012. Archived from the original on June 6, 2014. Retrieved June 22, 2013.
  4. ^ "World Junior A Challenge – 2013 Guide and Record Book" (PDF). Hockey Canada. 2013. Retrieved September 27, 2013.
  5. ^ "Blackhawks Assign Players To IceHogs". mystateline.com. September 23, 2013. Archived from the original on September 27, 2013. Retrieved September 23, 2013.
  6. ^ "Chicago Blackhawks Farm Report: Meet The 2013–14 Rockford IceHogs". bleacherreport.com. October 4, 2013. Retrieved October 9, 2013.
  7. ^ Peters, Chris (June 30, 2015). "Blackhawks trade Brandon Saad to Blue Jackets in 7-player deal". CBS Sports. Retrieved June 30, 2015.
  8. ^ Disabato, Pat (April 13, 2018). "Disabato: Lockport's Alex Broadhurst calls NHL debut with Columbus Blue Jackets a 'dream come true'". chicagotribune.com. Retrieved April 14, 2018.
  9. ^ "Blue Jackets trade Alex Broadhurst to Winnipeg Jets". Columbus Blue Jackets. February 25, 2019. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  10. ^ "Winnipeg Jets acquire Alex Broadhurst for future considerations". oursportscentral.com. February 25, 2019. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  11. ^ "Broadhursts keeping it all in the family". IceHogs.com. October 28, 2013. Retrieved December 19, 2013.
  12. ^ Brown, Tony (June 12, 2016). "Bjorkstrand's OT goal clinches Monsters' first-ever Calder Cup championship". Columbus Blue Jackets. Retrieved June 12, 2016.

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