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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.

Brandon Pirri
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Pirri with the Chicago Blackhawks
Born (1991-04-10) April 10, 1991 (age 28)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 183 lb (83 kg; 13 st 1 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Vegas Golden Knights
Chicago Blackhawks
Florida Panthers
Anaheim Ducks
New York Rangers
NHL Draft 59th overall, 2009
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 2010–present

Playing careerEdit

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.[1]

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.[2]

In the 2015–16 season, Pirri scored 11 goals in 52 games before he was traded by the Panthers to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for a 6th round pick on February 29, 2016.[3]

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.[4]

On July 17, 2017, Pirri was reportedly signed to a one-year contract by the ZSC Lions of the National League (NL).[5] 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.[6] 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.[7] 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.[8]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 Streetsville Derbys OPJHL 40 18 32 50 42
2008–09 Streetsville Derbys OJHL 18 21 28 49 24
2008–09 Georgetown Raiders OJHL 26 25 20 45 22 14 8 13 21 10
2009–10 RPI ECAC 39 11 32 43 67
2010–11 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Rockford IceHogs AHL 70 12 31 43 50
2011–12 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 5 0 2 2 0
2011–12 Rockford IceHogs AHL 66 23 33 56 36
2012–13 Rockford IceHogs AHL 76 22 53 75 72
2012–13 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Rockford IceHogs AHL 26 11 15 26 10
2013–14 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 28 6 5 11 6
2013–14 Florida Panthers NHL 21 7 7 14 2
2014–15 Florida Panthers NHL 49 22 2 24 14
2015–16 Florida Panthers NHL 52 11 13 24 30
2015–16 Anaheim Ducks NHL 9 3 2 5 0
2016–17 New York Rangers NHL 60 8 10 18 25
2017–18 Chicago Wolves AHL 57 29 23 52 28 3 0 0 0 2
2017–18 Vegas Golden Knights NHL 2 3 0 3 0
2018–19 Chicago Wolves AHL 29 18 24 42 37
2018–19 Vegas Golden Knights NHL 31 12 6 18 6 1 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 259 72 47 119 83 1 0 0 0 0
Medal record
Ice hockey
Representing   Canada East
World Junior A Challenge
  2008 Camrose

Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hockey Canada Selection Camp: Team Profile". Hockey Canada. February 4, 2012. Retrieved March 4, 2012.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Panthers acquire Brandon Pirri from Chicago". Florida Panthers. March 2, 2014. Retrieved March 2, 2014.
  3. ^ "Ducks add forwards Jamie McGinn and Brandon Pirri". ESPN. February 29, 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016.
  4. ^ "Rangers agree to terms with Brandon Pirri". New York Rangers. August 25, 2016. Retrieved August 25, 2016.
  5. ^ Brooks, Larry (July 17, 2017). "Last year's Rangers flameout is leaving the NHL". New York Post. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  6. ^ "Panthers announce PTO for forward Brandon Pirri". Florida Panthers. August 30, 2017. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
  7. ^ "Golden Knights Brandon Pirri finds a new home". CBS Sports. October 4, 2017. Retrieved October 4, 2017.
  8. ^ "Vegas Golden Knights Assign Brandon Pirri To Chicago Wolves". NHL.com. April 6, 2018. Retrieved May 20, 2018.

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