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.

Louie DeBrusk
Born (1971-03-19) March 19, 1971 (age 48)
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 225 lb (102 kg; 16 st 1 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Edmonton Oilers
Tampa Bay Lightning
Phoenix Coyotes
Chicago Blackhawks
NHL Draft 49th overall, 1989
New York Rangers
Playing career 1991–2003

Broadcasting careerEdit

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.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

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.[2] Jake was selected by the Bruins with the 14th overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1987–88 Stratford Cullitons MWJHL 45 13 14 27 205
1988–89 London Knights OHL 59 11 11 22 149 19 1 1 2 43
1989–90 London Knights OHL 61 21 19 40 198 6 2 2 4 24
1990–91 London Knights OHL 61 31 33 64 223 7 2 2 4 14
1990–91 Binghamton Rangers AHL 2 0 0 0 7 2 0 0 0 9
1991–92 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 28 2 2 4 73
1991–92 Edmonton Oilers NHL 25 2 1 3 124
1992–93 Edmonton Oilers NHL 51 8 2 10 205
1993–94 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 5 3 1 4 73
1993–94 Edmonton Oilers NHL 48 4 6 10 185
1994–95 Edmonton Oilers NHL 34 2 0 2 93
1995–96 Edmonton Oilers NHL 38 1 3 4 96
1996–97 Edmonton Oilers NHL 32 2 0 2 94 6 0 0 0 4
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
1998–99 Springfield Falcons AHL 3 1 0 1 0
1998–99 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 15 0 0 0 34 6 2 0 2 6
1999–00 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 61 4 3 7 78 3 0 0 0 0
2000–01 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 39 0 0 0 79
2001–02 Quebec Citadelles AHL 9 0 0 0 44
2001–02 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 20 3 5 8 42 13 1 0 1 30
2002–03 Norfolk Admirals AHL 20 1 0 1 10
2002–03 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 4 0 0 0 7
2003–04 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 12 0 0 0 12
AHL totals 99 10 8 18 246 15 1 0 1 39
NHL totals 401 24 17 41 1161 15 2 0 2 10

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Willis, Jonathan (August 28, 2014). "Drew Remenda replaces Louie DeBrusk on Edmonton Oilers' regional broadcasts". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved April 25, 2018.
  2. ^ "NHL Central Scouting's 2015 midterm rankings". NHL.com. Retrieved 24 April 2015.

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