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2015 NHL Draft
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Brian Rafalski

Brian Rafalski  #28

Defenseman
NUMBER: 28 BIRTHDATE: September 28, 1973
HEIGHT: 5' 10" BIRTHPLACE: Dearborn, MI, United States
WEIGHT: 194
Shoots: Right
Rafalski, 36, is the oldest player on the Team USA roster, on which the average age is 26.5 years.

He has won three Stanley Cups (with New Jersey in 2000 and 2003, with Detroit in 2008) and will bring a wealth of knowledge and composure to the young American lineup. Rafalski is one of four players on the team to have a Stanley Cup ring and the only one to have gone undrafted.

He won a silver medal with Team USA at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City, recording two points in five games -- including a game-tying goal during the second period of the gold medal game.

Quote of the Day

He's only 17 but he can see the ice so well and he moves the puck and goes to the open ice all the time, so I just think he's a player that is ready to play in the NHL. I'm really looking forward to coaching someone like this.

— U.S. National Junior Team coach Ron Wilson on Auston Matthews, the projected No. 1 pick of the 2016 NHL Draft