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Brendan Bell

Brendan Bell  #39

Defenseman
NUMBER: 39 BIRTHDATE: March 31, 1983
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Ottawa, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 205 DRAFTED: TOR / 2001 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 3rd   (65th overall)

-  Was assigned to Connecticut (AHL) on Oct. 25

-  Registered two shots on goal in 11:26 of ice time while making his Rangers debut on Saturday at EDM

-  Recalled from Connecticut (AHL) on Oct. 16

-  Recorded one assist and 12 penalty minutes in two games with Connecticut prior to his recall

-  Was tied for second among team defensemen in scoring, and tied for third on the team with 10 shots on goal at the time of his recall

-  Did not dress in the Rangers two games at the 2011 Compuware NHL Premiere in Stockholm, Sweden prior to his assignment to Connecticut on Oct. 9

2011-12 Regular Season Missed Game Information: 5 (DND)

OCJHL All-Rookie Team (1999) OCJHL - Rookie of the Year (1999) OHL First All-Star Team (2003) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (2003) Canadian Major Junior Defenseman of the Year (2003) Traded to Phoenix by Toronto with Toronto's 2nd round choice (later traded to Nashville - Nashville selected Roman Josi) in 2008 Entry Draft for Yanic Perreault and Phoenix's 5th round choice (Joel Champagne) in 2008 Entry Draft, February 27, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, July 11, 2008. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, July 31, 2009. Traded to Columbus by St. Louis with Tomas Kana for Pascal Pelletier, December 8, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Omsk (KHL), May 20, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Biel-Bienne (Swiss), October 24, 2010. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, August 9, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Frolunda (Sweden), December 13, 2012.
Quote of the Day

It's pretty crazy, but believe me when I say we didn't draft these players with the mindset we had to because they had good hockey-playing dads. It just turned out that way. But we're certainly glad they're a part of our organization.

— Arizona Coyotes director of amateur scouting Tim Bernhardt regarding the coincidence that six of the organization's top prospects are sons of former NHL players