|6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
211 lb (96 kg)
|New York Rangers|
Toronto Maple Leafs
|Born||March 31, 1983,|
Ottawa, ON, CAN
|NHL Draft||65th overall, 2001|
Toronto Maple Leafs
|Pro Career||2003 – present|
Playing career[edit | edit source]
Junior[edit | edit source]
Prior to being drafted by the NHL, Bell attended High School at St. Pius X High School. He grew up a fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Bell played in the CJHL for the Ottawa Jr. Senators where he was selected as the league's Rookie of the year. Bell then moved on to the Ontario Hockey League with the Ottawa 67's where in four OHL seasons, he scored 43 goals, 176 assists, and 218 points in 303 games, including the playoffs. In 2002–03, his final season with the 67's, Bell was named the top defenseman in both the OHL and CHL. He also played on the silver-medal winning Canadian team in the 2003 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.
Professional[edit | edit source]
In his first pro season with St. John's Maple Leafs, the 2003–04 season, Bell scored 7 goals and 19 assists for 26 points. He also had 55 penalty minutes. Bell made his NHL debut with the Leafs in the 2005–06 season.
On February 27, 2007, Bell was traded by the Leafs to the Phoenix Coyotes along with a draft pick for Yanic Perreault. On July 11, 2008, Brendan signed as a free agent with the Ottawa Senators to a one-year contract. In the 2008-09 season Bell played in a career-high 53 games with the Senators contributing with 21 points.
On July 31, 2009, Bell signed with the St. Louis Blues on a one-year contract. After starting the 2009–10 season playing 22 games with AHL affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen, Brendan was traded by St. Louis, along with Tomas Kana, to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Pascal Pelletier on December 8, 2009.
After two games with Omsk, Bell signed with Swiss National League team EHC Biel, where he played for the rest of the season.
Awards[edit | edit source]
- 1998–99 CJHL All-Rookie Team
- 1998–99 CJHL Rookie of the Year Award
- 2002–03 OHL First All-Star Team
- 2002–03 OHL Max Kaminsky Trophy
- 2002–03 CHL First All-Star Team
- 2002–03 CHL Dewalt Top Defenceman Award
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
Regular season and playoffs[edit | edit source]
|1998–99||Ottawa Jr. Senators||CJHL||54||7||20||27||46||—||—||—||—||—|
|2003–04||St. John's Maple Leafs||AHL||74||7||18||25||72||—||—||—||—||—|
|2004–05||St. John's Maple Leafs||AHL||75||6||25||31||57||5||0||1||1||2|
|2005–06||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||1||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||31||1||4||5||19||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||69||7||24||31||80||7||2||5||7||10|
|Competitor for Canada|
|World Junior Championships|
|Silver||2003 Halifax||Ice hockey|
International[edit | edit source]
|Junior int'l totals||9||1||1||2||8|
References[edit | edit source]
- Bulletin: Senators Sign Defenceman Brendan Bell To A One-year Contract. Ottawa Senators (2008-07-11). Retrieved on 2010-04-22.
- Bell answers Senators' call. Ottawa Senators (2008-11-26). Retrieved on 2010-04-22.
- NHL.com (2009). Blues sign defenseman Brendan Bell. NHL.com. Retrieved on 2009-07-31.
- Blue Jackets send Pelletier to Blues for Bell, Kana. TSN (2009-12-08). Retrieved on 2010-04-22.
- Former Ottawa defender to Omsk (Russian). sovsport.ru (2010-05-19). Retrieved on 2010-05-19.
- Rangers Agree To Terms With Free Agent Defenseman Brendan Bell. rangers.nhl.com (August 3, 2011). Retrieved on August 3, 2011.
[edit | edit source]
- Brendan Bell's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
- Brendan Bell at TSN.ca
- Brendan Bell's biography at Legends of Hockey
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