Brandon Pirri (born April 10, 1991) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre currently playing with the Vegas Golden Knights of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Chicago Blackhawks in the second round (59th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
Pirri with the Chicago Blackhawks
April 10, 1991|
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||183 lb (83 kg; 13 st 1 lb)|
Vegas Golden Knights|
New York Rangers
59th overall, 2009|
Pirri committed to a collegiate career with RPI Engineers in the ECAC conference. He was invited to take part in Canada's 2011 national junior team selection camp, but was not included on the final roster.
Pirri was recalled by the Chicago Blackhawks after the 2012–13 NHL lockout ended. During the 2013–14 season, on March 2, 2014, Pirri was traded by the Blackhawks to the Florida Panthers for a 2014 third round pick and a 2016 fifth round pick.
As a free agent in the off-season from the Ducks, Pirri belatedly signed a one-year $1.1 million contract with the New York Rangers on August 25, 2016.
On July 17, 2017, Pirri was reportedly signed to a one-year contract by the ZSC Lions of the National League (NL). However, with an announcement never materialising he remained a free agent, later accepting an invitation to return to his former club, the Florida Panthers, on a professional try-out contract on August 29, 2017. After competing in training camp and pre-season, Pirri was unable to earn a contract with the Panthers and was released on October 1, 2017. Three days later he agreed to a one-year deal for the 2017–18 season with the Vegas Golden Knights. On April 3, 2018, Pirri was called up to the NHL. Pirri scored two goals on three shots in a shoot out victory over the Vancouver Canucks, earning his 100th career NHL point.
|2016–17||New York Rangers||NHL||60||8||10||18||25||—||—||—||—||—|
|2017–18||Vegas Golden Knights||NHL||2||3||0||3||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2018–19||Vegas Golden Knights||NHL||31||12||6||18||6||1||0||0||0||0|
|Representing Canada East|
|World Junior A Challenge|
Awards and honorsEdit
- "Hockey Canada Selection Camp: Team Profile". Hockey Canada. February 4, 2012. Retrieved March 4, 2012.[permanent dead link]
- "Panthers acquire Brandon Pirri from Chicago". Florida Panthers. March 2, 2014. Retrieved March 2, 2014.
- "Ducks add forwards Jamie McGinn and Brandon Pirri". ESPN. February 29, 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016.
- "Rangers agree to terms with Brandon Pirri". New York Rangers. August 25, 2016. Retrieved August 25, 2016.
- Brooks, Larry (July 17, 2017). "Last year's Rangers flameout is leaving the NHL". New York Post. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
- "Panthers announce PTO for forward Brandon Pirri". Florida Panthers. August 30, 2017. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
- "Golden Knights Brandon Pirri finds a new home". CBS Sports. October 4, 2017. Retrieved October 4, 2017.
- "Vegas Golden Knights Assign Brandon Pirri To Chicago Wolves". NHL.com. April 6, 2018. Retrieved May 20, 2018.