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Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
184 lb (83 kg/13 st 2 lb)
NHL Team
F. teams
retired
Montreal Canadiens
Dallas Stars
Ottawa Senators
Nationality 22x20px Canada
Born August 24, 1968 (1968-08-24) (age 48),
Pointe-Claire, PQ, CAN
NHL Draft 27th overall, 1986
Montreal Canadiens
Pro career 1988 – 2002

</div></div> Benoît Brunet (born August 24, 1968, in Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada) is a former National Hockey League left wing. He was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the second round, 27th overall, of the 1986 NHL Entry Draft.

CareerEdit

After playing three seasons for the Hull Olympiques of the QMJHL, Brunet made his professional debut with the American Hockey League's Sherbrooke Canadiens in the 1988–89 season. He also made his NHL debut with Montreal that same season, appearing in two games and recording one assist.

Brunet became a fixture on the Canadiens' roster, playing with them until the 2001–02 season. He became a favorite of the hometown fans due to his local roots and path to the NHL as well as his work as a defensive forward which made him a constant on the team's penalty killing unit. During the 2001–02 season, he was traded to the Dallas Stars, along with Martin Rucinsky, in exchange for Donald Audette and Shaun Van Allen. Brunet appeared in 32 games with the Stars before being traded again, this time to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for a pick in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. Brunet finished the season with Ottawa, and retired afterward.

In his NHL career, Brunet appeared in 539 games. He scored 101 goals and added 161 assists. He also appeared in 54 playoff games, scoring five goals and adding 20 assists. He was a member of the Canadiens team which won the Stanley Cup in 1993.

Brunet is currently a colour commentator for the French-language sports network RDS.

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1986–87Hull OlympiquesQMJHL604367110105675128
1987–88Hull OlympiquesQMJHL625489143131103101311
1988–89Sherbrooke CanadiensAHL7341761179562024
1988–89Montreal CanadiensNHL20110----------
1989–90Sherbrooke CanadiensAHL723235678212871520
1990–91Fredericton CanadiensAHL2413183116656112
1990–91Montreal CanadiensNHL171340----------
1991–92Fredericton CanadiensAHL6791627----------
1991–92Montreal CanadiensNHL18461014----------
1992–93Montreal CanadiensNHL47101525192028108
1993–94Montreal CanadiensNHL7110203020714516
1994–95Montreal CanadiensNHL457182516----------
1995–96Fredericton CanadiensAHL32136----------
1995–96Montreal CanadiensNHL2678151730220
1996–97Montreal CanadiensNHL391013231441344
1997–98Montreal CanadiensNHL681220326181014
1998–99Montreal CanadiensNHL6014173131----------
1999–00Montreal CanadiensNHL5014152913----------
2000–01Montreal CanadiensNHL353111412----------
2001–02Montreal CanadiensNHL160224----------
2001–02Dallas StarsNHL3249138----------
2001–02Utah GrizzliesAHL53146----------
2001–02Ottawa SenatorsNHL135380120330
NHL totals539101161262229545202532
AHL totals183981402382322415132826
QMJHL totals1931301933233171610152519

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

fr:Benoît Brunet

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