CAREER: In the 1st season of a 2-year contract...2011 AHL All-Rookie Team... WCHA Defensive Player of the Year, WCHA First All-Star Team and NCAA West First All-American Team in 2009-10...2010 Hobey Baker Award Finalist.
2013-14: Scored his 1st goal of the season on 12/28 at FLA...Recorded a season-high 2 points (0-2-2) on 11/29 at NYI...Missed 6 games with a shoulder injury...Posted a plus rating in 6 straight games (11/24-12/6)...Has 2 fighting majors: 11/3 at EDM (Will Acton) and 11/24 vs. OTT (Chris Neil)
2012-13: Appeared in 34 games with DET (0-8-8)...Missed 11 games with a shoulder injury (2/5-2/24)...Averaged 18:24 TOI...Registered 5 points (2-3-5) in 14 playoff games.
OTHER: Brendan has two brothers: Rory plays professional lacrosse for the Buffalo Bandits and Reilly is a forward for the Boston Bruins...Recorded 87 points (26-61-87) in 96 collegiate 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)
It was kind of touching. I didn't know really what to expect. I'm very appreciative and thankful for the people that supported me in my time here ... as I said, we'll move back to the area at some point in our life.
— Toronto coach Randy Carlyle on the video tribute and ovation he received in his first game back in Anaheim, a 3-1 win for the Maple Leafs