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Capitals Sign Left Wing Donald Brashear

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
Washington, D.C. – July 14, 2006 – The Washington Capitals have signed free agent left wing Donald Brashear, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.

 
Brashear, 34, appeared in 270 games for the Philadelphia Flyers during the past four seasons, posting 66 points (22 goals, 44 assists) and 648 penalty minutes. He has led the Flyers in penalty minutes in each of the past three seasons (2002-03 through 2005-06). In 2002-03 Brashear was named the winner of the Flyers’ Pelle Lindbergh Memorial Trophy as the team’s most improved player in a vote of his teammates.
 
alt A 6’2”, 235-pound native of Bedford, Ind., Brashear has appeared in 769 NHL games for the Montreal Canadiens, Vancouver Canucks and Philadelphia Flyers during 12 seasons, recording 75 goals and 104 assists for 179 points, while posting 2,165 penalty minutes. He has led his respective teams in penalty minutes a total of eight times, including a league-leading 372 penalty minutes in 1997-98.
 
Brashear played in 388 games during six seasons for the Vancouver Canucks (1996-97 through 2001-02). He led the team in penalty minutes four times (1997-98 through 2000-01). His 1,159 career penalty minutes as a Canuck ranks sixth on the team’s all-time list. Brashear enjoyed a career-best season in points with 28 and assists with 19 in 2000-01. He was traded by Vancouver to the Flyers, Dec. 17, 2001.
 
Brashear played in 111 games for the Montreal Canadiens during four seasons (1993-94 through 1996-97). He posted 358 penalty minutes with Montreal and is ninth on the club’s all-time list for penalty minutes in a single season with 223 in 1995-96. Brashear was traded to Vancouver, Nov. 13, 1996. Brashear was signed as a free agent by Montreal on July 28, 1992. He played three seasons for Fredericton of the American Hockey League (AHL) from 1992-93 through 1994-95, appearing in 167 games and recording 432 penalty minutes. He notched 99 points in that time, including 66 in 1993-94.
 
Brashear began his career with the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), playing three seasons (1989-90 through 1991-92) for Longueuil. He registered 42 goals and 64 assists for 106 points and 647 penalty minutes in 197 games. Brashear was a member of the 1992 President Cup QMJHL championship team, recording six points (two goals, four assists) and 98 penalty minutes in 18 playoff games.
 
Brashear appeared in six games for Team USA at the 1998 World Championships in Switzerland. He posted five points (two goals, three assists) for Team USA at the 1997 World Championships in Helsinki, Finland.

Donald Brashear
Position: Left wing
Birthday: Jan. 7, 1972 (Bedford, Ind.)
Height: 6’2”      Weight: 235       Shoots: Left
Acquired: Signed as a free agent July 14, 2006.
Drafted: Signed as a free agent by Montreal, July 28, 1992.

      Regular Season Playoffs
Year Team League
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
1989-90 Longueuil QMJHL 64 12 14 26 169 7 0 0 0 11
1990-91 Longueuil QMJHL 68 12 26 38 195 8 0 3 3 33
1991-92 Verdun QMJHL 65 18 24 42 283 18 4 2 6 98
1992-93 Fredericton AHL 76 11 3 14 261 5 0 0 0 8
1993-94 Fredericton AHL 62 38 28 66 250 - - - - -
  Montreal NHL 14 2 2 4 34 2 0 0 0 0
1994-95 Fredericton AHL 29 10 9 19 182 17 7 5 12 77
  Montreal NHL 20 1 1 2 63 - - - - -
1995-96 Montreal NHL 67 0 4 4 223 6 0 0 0 2
1996-97 Montreal NHL 10 0 0 0 38 - - - - -
  Vancouver NHL 59 8 5 13 207 - - - - -
1997-98 Vancouver NHL 77 9 9 18 372 - - - - -
1998-99 Vancouver NHL 82 8 10 18 209 - - - - -
1999-00 Vancouver NHL 60 11 2 13 136 - - - - -
2000-01 Vancouver NHL 79 9 19 28 145 4 0 0 0 0
2001-02 Vancouver NHL 31 5 8 13 90 - - - - -
  Philadelphia NHL 50 4 15 19 109 5 0 0 0 19
2002-03 Philadelphia NHL 80 8 17 25 161 13 1 2 3 21
2003-04 Philadelphia NHL 64 6 7 13 212 18 1 3 4 61
2004-05 Quebec RadioX QNAHL 47 18 32 50 260 8 4 6 10 42
2005-06 Philadelphia NHL 76 4 5 9 166 1 0 0 0 0
NHL TOTALS     769 75 104 179 2,165 49 2 5 7 103

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