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Brian Benning

Brian Benning  #2

Defenseman
NUMBER: 2 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.
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I have been blessed to play for 16 years in the NHL; it has been an amazing ride. I would like to thank the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers organizations and owners for providing me the opportunity to play the sport I love for so many years. I could have never played for so long or accomplished all that I have without the unwavering love and support from my wife, Heather, our three sons, Ryan, Lucas, and Mason, and my parents.

— Martin St. Louis after announcing his retirement from the NHL on Thursday