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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

This is a big year for us in a lot of ways. You can see Garth and management really trying to find that solution to get us into the playoffs and consistently have that. The pressure is great. You have to enjoy it. It just means there's a great opportunity ahead of you.

— Islanders captain John Tavares