CAREER: In the 1st season of a 2-year contract...2011 AHL All-Rookie Team...2010 WCHA Defensive Player of the Year, WCHA First All-Star Team, NCAA West First All-American Team and Hobey Baker Award Finalist.
2013-14: Ranked T3rd among DET D in points (19) and 2nd on team in PIM (68)...Had 13 points (4-9-13) and +4 rating in 37 road games and 6 points (1-5-6) and -6 rating in 34 home games...Scored his 1st goal of the season on 12/28 at FLA...Recorded a season-high 2 points on 11/29 at NYI (0-2-2) and 3/22 at MIN (1-1-2)...Posted a plus rating in 6 straight games (11/24-12/6)...Fighting majors: 11/3 at EDM (Will Acton) and 11/24 vs. OTT (Chris Neil)...Multi-point games: 2...Man Games Lost: 6
OTHER: Brendan has two brothers: Rory plays professional lacrosse for the Buffalo Bandits and Reilly is a forward for BOS...Recorded 87 points (26-61-87) in 96 games with Wisconsin Badgers from 2007-10.
WCHA First All-Star Team (2010) NCAA West First All-American Team (2010) NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (2010) AHL All-Rookie Team (2011)
We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.
— Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on the team's prospects at development camp