Pavel Brendl

Pavel Brendl (born March 23, 1981) is a Czech former professional ice hockey forward who last played for the HKM Zvolen in the Slovak Extraliga. He played in the National Hockey League with the Philadelphia Flyers, Carolina Hurricanes and Phoenix Coyotes.

Pavel Brendl
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Brendl with Mora IK in 2007
Born (1981-03-23) March 23, 1981 (age 40)
Opočno, Czech SR, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 204 lb (93 kg; 14 st 8 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for NHL
Philadelphia Flyers
Carolina Hurricanes
Phoenix Coyotes
Czech
Oceláři Třinec
HC Pardubice
HC Kometa Brno
SHL
Mora IK
Brynäs IF
KHL
Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
Liiga
KalPa
NLA
Rapperswil-Jona Lakers
Slovak
HK 36 Skalica
HKM Zvolen
NHL Draft 4th overall, 1999
New York Rangers
Playing career 2001–2016

Playing careerEdit

Brendl was a highly rated junior star with the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League, winning numerous awards and making the all-star team of the 1999 Memorial Cup. This led to him being drafted fourth overall in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers. However, Brendl's talent never translated to stardom at the NHL level, where he managed only 22 points in 78 career games with the Philadelphia Flyers, Carolina Hurricanes, and Phoenix Coyotes.

In 2006, Brendl joined the Swedish Elitserien team Mora IK for which he scored the most goals in the Elitserien during the regular season. After one season with the team he signed a three-year contract with Brynäs IF, also in Elitserien. Brynäs regards the signing of Brendl as one of the club's biggest and most spectacular signings in the recent history of the club.[1] In June, 2008, Brendl signed with the Russian team Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod in the Kontinental Hockey League.[2] In the inaugural season of the KHL, Brendl led the league in scoring with 35 goals (with another Czech forward Jan Marek).

In 2010, Brendl signed with the KalPa of the SM-liiga.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997–98 HC MBL Olomouc CZE U20 38 29 23 52
1997–98 HC MBL Olomouc CZE.2 12 1 1 2
1998–99 Calgary Hitmen WHL 68 73 61 134 40 20 21 25 46 18
1998–99 Calgary Hitmen MC 4 4 3 7 2
1999–2000 Calgary Hitmen WHL 61 59 52 111 94 10 7 12 19 8
1999–2000 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 2 0 0 0 0
2000–01 Calgary Hitmen WHL 49 40 35 75 66 10 6 7 13 6
2001–02 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 8 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 64 15 22 37 22 5 4 1 5 0
2002–03 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 42 5 7 12 4
2002–03 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 8 0 1 1 2
2003–04 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 33 17 16 33 34
2003–04 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 18 5 3 8 8
2004–05 HC Thurgau CHE.2 4 3 0 3 4
2004–05 HC Oceláři Třinec ELH 2 0 0 0 0
2004–05 HC Olomouc CZE.2 2 0 0 0 0
2004–05 Jokipojat FIN.2 21 9 10 19 48
2005–06 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 25 6 7 13 10
2005–06 San Antonio Rampage AHL 38 13 11 24 8
2005–06 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2006–07 Mora IK SEL 54 34 23 57 34 4 1 1 2 16
2007–08 Brynäs IF SEL 54 31 24 55 48
2008–09 Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod KHL 56 35 15 50 48 3 0 0 0 14
2009–10 Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod KHL 51 27 10 37 67
2010–11 KalPa SM-l 16 7 8 15 8
2010–11 Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk KHL 24 9 1 10 0 3 2 0 2 2
2011–12 HC ČSOB Pojišťovna Pardubice ELH 6 5 3 8 4
2011–12 Rapperswil-Jona Lakers NLA 17 2 3 5 8
2012–13 HC ČSOB Pojišťovna Pardubice ELH 20 5 3 8 4 4 1 0 1 12
2013–14 HC Kometa Brno ELH 6 0 4 4 0
2013–14 Lausitzer Füchse DEU.2 14 3 12 15 6 5 0 1 1 2
2014–15 HK 36 Skalica SVK 19 13 7 20 8
2015–16 HK 36 Skalica SVK 46 19 10 29 68
2015–16 HKM Zvolen SVK 6 3 3 6 4 12 5 2 7 14
2017–18 Wings HC Arlanda SWE.3 12 5 3 8 14
AHL totals 160 51 56 107 74 7 4 1 5 0
NHL totals 78 11 11 22 16 2 0 0 0 0
KHL totals 131 71 26 97 115 6 2 0 2 16

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
1998 Czech Republic EJC18 4th 6 2 4 6 4
2001 Czech Republic WJC   7 4 6 10 8
Junior totals 13 6 10 16 12

AwardsEdit

RecordsEdit

  • Calgary Hitmen's franchise record for goals in a season (1998–99) (73)
  • Calgary Hitmen's franchise record for points in a season (1998–99) (134)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pavel Brendl till Brynäs" (in Swedish). sr.se. April 13, 2007. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved April 16, 2007. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Pavel Brendl lämnar Brynäs" (in Swedish). Brynäs IF. Archived from the original on July 1, 2008. Retrieved June 25, 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Manny Malhotra
New York Rangers first round draft pick
1999
Succeeded by
Jamie Lundmark