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Brian Benning

Brian Benning

Defenseman
BIRTHDATE: June 10, 1966
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Edmonton, AB, Canada
WEIGHT: 195 DRAFTED: STL / 1984 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (26th overall)
Brother of Jim NHL All-Rookie Team (1987) Traded to Los Angeles by St. Louis for Los Angeles' 3rd round choice (Kyle Reeves) in 1991 Entry Draft, November 10, 1989. Traded to Pittsburgh by Los Angeles with Jeff Chychrun and Los Angeles' 1st round choice (later traded to Philadelphia Philadelphia selected Jason Bowen) in 1992 Entry Draft for Paul Coffey, February 19, 1992. Traded to Philadelphia by Pittsburgh with Mark Recchi and Los Angeles' 1st round choice (previously acquired, Philadelphia selected Jason Bowen) in 1992 Entry Draft for Rick Tocchet, Kjell Samuelsson, Ken Wregget and Philadelphia's 3rd round choice (Dave Roche) in 1993 Entry Draft, February 19, 1992. Traded to Edmonton by Philadelphia for Greg Hawgood and Josef Beranek, January 16, 1993. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 13, 1993.
Quote of the Day

What we expected is what we got. Very mature young individual that's focused. He is on the right track. He's not only a great hockey individual, but he's a good person off the ice. He seemed to take a leadership role with this group right off the hop and ran away with it, and was vocal, was respectful, was everything it takes to be a Panther. His future looks bright.

— Florida Panthers director of player development Brian Skrudland on defenseman Aaron Ekblad's performance at development camp