|NUMBER:||2||BIRTHDATE:||February 8, 1989 (AGE 24)|
|HEIGHT:||6' 2"||BIRTHPLACE:||Toronto, ON, Canada|
|WEIGHT:||198||DRAFTED:||DET / 2007 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Left||ROUND:||1st (27th overall)|
CAREER: Named to the AHL All-Rookie Team in 2010-11... 2009-10 WCHA Defensive Player of the Year at Wisconsin... WCHA First Team All-Star, NCAA West First Team All-American and NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team in 2009-10... Collected 52 points (15-37-52) in 42 GP with Wisconsin in 2009-10
2012-13: Appeared in 34 games for Detroit...Missed 11 games with a shoulder injury (2/5 to 2/24)...Recorded 8 points (all assists)...Averaged 18:24 TOI per game...Scored 2 goals and added 3 assists in the postseason.
PERSONAL: Brendan has two brothers: Rory plays professional lacrosse for the Buffalo Bandits and Reilly is a F for the Boston Bruins... Hockey idol: Bobby Orr... Favorite food: chicken parmesean... Favorite sports besides hockey: football and lacrosse
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It's about time. I've waited a lot of games for this as an Av and I felt right after the goal, you've got 50 pounds off your shoulders. Your head is a little higher and the play slows down for you.