Brayden Luke McNabb (born January 21, 1991) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Vegas Golden Knights of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was originally selected 66th overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
McNabb with the Golden Knights in 2018.
January 21, 1991|
Davidson, Saskatchewan, Canada
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Weight||212 lb (96 kg; 15 st 2 lb)|
Vegas Golden Knights|
Los Angeles Kings
66th overall, 2009|
In the 2007–08 season, he appeared in 65 games, recording 2 goals and 9 assists for 11 points. Additionally, he had one assist in 10 playoff games for the Ice.
In the 2008–09 season, McNabb played in the style of a defensive-focused defenceman, and his numbers reflected it. In 67 games played, he had 10 goals and 26 assists for 36 points, and also accumulated 140 penalty minutes. He also contributed in the playoffs yet again with five assists in four games. In that season, he played in the CHL Top Prospects Game for Team Orr, adding three assists for the squad and going +3 while doing so. He was also a member of Team Canada for the 2009 IIHF World U18 Championships., and the 2008 Ivan Hlinka Memorial, in which he and his team received a gold medal.
On June 26, 2009, McNabb was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres. He attended Athol Murray College of Notre Dame, a prep school in Wilcox, Saskatchewan, where he played alongside former Buffalo Sabre Tyler Myers, also a defenceman.
On November 26, 2011, the Sabres recalled McNabb from their American Hockey League (AHL), the Rochester Americans. He scored his first NHL goal on December 26, 2011, against Tomáš Vokoun of the Washington Capitals. During a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on January 13, McNabb suffered a concussion and missed eight games to recover.
Los Angeles KingsEdit
On March 5, 2014, McNabb (along with teammate Jonathan Parker and two draft picks) were traded to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for right winger Hudson Fasching and left winger Nicolas Deslauriers. At the end of the 2013–14 season, McNabb became a restricted free agent and was re-signed by the Kings to a two-year contract. On June 4, 2016, McNabb signed a new two-year contract with the Kings.
Vegas Golden KnightsEdit
On June 21, 2017, having been left exposed by the Kings at the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft, McNabb was selected by the Vegas Golden Knights. He became the first player to wear a Golden Knights jersey at the NHL awards show.
On November 29, 2017, the Golden Knights signed McNabb to a four-year, $10 million contract extension worth $2.5 million annually.
McNabb first played at the junior international stage with Canada West at the World U17 Hockey Challenge in 2008. He won a gold medal with Team Canada at 2008 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, and later earned a roster spot for the 2009 IIHF World U18 Championships.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|2014–15||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||71||2||22||24||52||—||—||—||—||—|
|2015–16||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||81||2||12||14||92||5||0||0||0||2|
|2016–17||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||49||2||2||4||54||—||—||—||—||—|
|2017–18||Vegas Golden Knights||NHL||76||5||10||15||52||20||2||3||5||20|
|2018–19||Vegas Golden Knights||NHL||81||4||12||16||52||7||0||1||1||8|
Awards and honoursEdit
|CHL Top Prospects Game||2009|||
|East First All-Star Team||2010, 2011|||
|All-Star Game||2013, 2014|
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defenseman Brayden McNabb's turn after being recalled from Rochester of the AHL,
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