|5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
172 lb (78 kg)
Columbus Blue Jackets
|Born||July 2, 1970,|
North Ridgeville, Ohio
|NHL Draft||133rd overall, 1989|
New York Islanders
|Pro Career||1993 – 2008|
Brett Harkins (born July 2, 1970, in North Ridgeville, Ohio) is an American retired professional ice hockey left wing. He was drafted in the seventh round, 133rd overall, by the New York Islanders in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. He played seventy-eight games in the National Hockey League with the Boston Bruins, Florida Panthers, and Columbus Blue Jackets.
Harkins was chosen 133rd overall by the New York Islanders at the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. He then played for Bowling Green University until 1993. The Islanders had lost his rights so he signed with the Adirondack Red Wings and turned pro with them in 1993-94.
In 1994-95 he signed with the Boston Bruins and made his NHL debut. The next year he joined the Florida Panthers and in 1996-97 rejoined the Bruins. In each of these years he played some games in the NHL. His last games in that league were with the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2001-02.
In the NHL he played in 78 games and scored 6 goals and 30 assists.