Louis Dennis DeBrusk (born March 19, 1971) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player, and currently one of the main colour analysts on the late game of Hockey Night in Canada. DeBrusk played 401 National Hockey League (NHL) games with the Edmonton Oilers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Phoenix Coyotes and Chicago Blackhawks after being drafted from the London Knights. DeBrusk was raised in Port Elgin, Ontario and played junior hockey with the Port Elgin Bears and Stratford Cullitons before joining the Knights. DeBrusk was renowned for his fighting skills and racked up 1161 penalty minutes over the course of his career.
March 19, 1971|
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||225 lb (102 kg; 16 st 1 lb)|
Tampa Bay Lightning
49th overall, 1989|
New York Rangers
Debrusk is the current main colour analyst on the late game of Hockey Night in Canada. He previously worked as the colour analyst for the Phoenix Coyotes radio broadcasts. On September 2, 2008, DeBrusk was announced as the new colour analyst for Rogers Sportsnet Edmonton Oilers television broadcasts. DeBrusk replaced former analyst Ray Ferraro. He was replaced by Drew Remenda in 2014 but continues to appear as an analyst.
DeBrusk's son Jake DeBrusk plays for the Boston Bruins of the NHL and was ranked the twenty-fourth best player available in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft by NHL Central Scouting. Jake was selected by the Bruins with the 14th overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
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|1993–94||Cape Breton Oilers||AHL||5||3||1||4||73||—||—||—||—||—|
|1997–98||San Antonio Dragons||IHL||17||7||4||11||130||—||—||—||—||—|
|1997–98||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||54||1||2||3||166||—||—||—||—||—|
|1998–99||Las Vegas Thunder||IHL||26||3||6||9||160||—||—||—||—||—|
|1998–99||Long Beach Ice Dogs||IHL||24||5||5||10||134||—||—||—||—||—|
|2003–04||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||12||0||0||0||12||—||—||—||—||—|
- Willis, Jonathan (August 28, 2014). "Drew Remenda replaces Louie DeBrusk on Edmonton Oilers' regional broadcasts". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved April 25, 2018.
- "NHL Central Scouting's 2015 midterm rankings". NHL.com. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
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