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Bryan Berard

Bryan Berard  #34

Defenseman
NUMBER: 34 BIRTHDATE: March 5, 1977
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Woonsocket, RI, United States
WEIGHT: 220 DRAFTED: OTT / 1995 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (1st overall)
AwardsSeasons
Calder Memorial Trophy 1996-1997
Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy 2003-2004
OHL All-Rookie Team (1995) OHL First All-Star Team (1995, 1996) OHL Rookie of the Year (1995) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (1995, 1996) Canadian Major Junior Rookie of the Year (1995) Canadian Major Junior Defenseman of the Year (1996) NHL All-Rookie Team (1997) Calder Memorial Trophy (1997) Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy (2004) Traded to NY Islanders by Ottawa with Don Beaupre and Martin Straka for Damian Rhodes and Wade Redden, January 23, 1996. Traded to Toronto by NY Islanders with NY Islanders' 6th round choice (Jan Sochor) in 1999 Entry Draft for Felix Potvin and Toronto's 6th round choice (later traded to Tampa Bay Tampa Bay selected Fedor Fedorov) in 1999 Entry Draft, January 9, 1999. Missed remainder of 1999-2000 season and entire 2000-01 due to eye injury vs. Ottawa, March 11, 2000. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, October 5, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Boston, August 13, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, October 31, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Columbus, August 3, 2005. Missed majority of 2006-07 season due to recurring back injury. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, October 9, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Vityaz Chekhov (KHL), November 16, 2008.
Quote of the Day

[He's] real confident with the puck now, getting it off his stick quick and no second-guessing. We need that. He's such a good guy in the room. He works so hard. That's the big thing. For not a big man, he just fights for every puck and when he scores, the guys appreciate that even more.

— Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice on Mathieu Perreault, who scored two goals in win against Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday