Jonny Brodzinski
Born (1993-06-19)June 19, 1993,
Blaine, Minnesota, U.S.
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Right
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
F. teams
San Jose Sharks
San Jose Barracuda (AHL)
Los Angeles Kings
NHL Draft 148th overall, 2013
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 2015–present

Jonathan Brodzinski (born June 19, 1993) is an American professional ice hockey player for the San Jose Barracuda of the American Hockey League (AHL) while under contract to the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League (NHL). Brodzinski was selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the 5th round (148th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Amateur[edit | edit source]

Brodzinski attended Blaine High School where he was teammates with current Pittsburgh Penguins center Nick Bjugstad. After high school, Brodzinski played two seasons in the USHL with the Fargo Force.

Brodzinski attended St. Cloud State University where he skated three seasons with the Huskies. As a Freshman he led all NCAA Freshman with 22 goals[1] and as a Junior he was named to the 2014–15 NCHC All-Conference First Team. He finished his college career with 64 goals and 48 assists for 112 points in 120 games played.[2]

Professional[edit | edit source]

On April 1, 2015, the Los Angeles Kings signed Brodzinski to a two-year entry-level contract.[3] He was then assigned to the Kings AHL affiliate, the Ontario Reign.

On January 5, 2017, Brodzinski, and teammate Vincent LoVerde, were selected to compete in the 2017 AHL All-Star Game.[4]

Brodzinski was called up to the Kings on March 23, 2017,[5] and made his NHL debut on March 25, 2017, against the New York Rangers.[6] When he debuted, he became the first Los Angeles Kings player to wear the number 76 and the first player who was part of the Kings 2013 draft class to appear in a game for the team.[5]

Brodzinski was recalled to the NHL on November 16, 2017.[7] He scored his first NHL goal on November 18, 2017, in a 4–0 win against the Florida Panthers.[8] On January 7, 2018, he was reassigned to the AHL[9] only to be recalled on January 14, after playing 3 games in the AHL since he was last recalled.[10] He was demoted again on January 25, 2018,[11] only to be recalled temporarily on January 29, 2018, along with 3 other teammates.[12]

As a free agent from the Kings, Brodzinski signed a one-year, two-way contract with the San Jose Sharks on July 2, 2019.[13] He was placed on waivers by the Sharks on October 11, 2019.[14]

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Brodzinski's younger brother, Michael, was taken just seven selections before him in the same NHL draft by the San Jose Sharks. The two brothers competed against each other multiple times during college as Michael played for the University of Minnesota. Brodzinski also has two more younger brothers, Easton and Bryce. Easton currently plays hockey for St. Cloud State University,[15] while Bryce is committed to also play hockey for the University of Minnesota for the 2019–2020 season.[16] Bryce was also named 2019 Mr. Hockey for Minessota High School Hockey.[17]

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 Blaine High MNHS 30 22 26 48 18 5 0 6 6 0
2010–11 Blaine High MNHS 30 31 29 60 18 5 4 4 8 2
2010–11 Fargo Force USHL 10 2 3 5 2 2 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Fargo Force USHL 58 10 12 22 18 6 1 1 2 0
2012–13 St. Cloud State WCHA 42 22 11 33 10
2013–14 St. Cloud State NCHC 38 21 20 41 16
2014–15 St. Cloud State NCHC 40 21 17 38 49
2015–16 Ontario Reign AHL 65 15 13 28 16 4 2 1 3 2
2016–17 Ontario Reign AHL 59 27 22 49 12 5 2 2 4 2
2016–17 Los Angeles Kings NHL 6 0 2 2 2
2017–18 Los Angeles Kings NHL 35 4 2 6 6
2017–18 Ontario Reign AHL 29 13 17 30 18 4 1 2 3 2
2018–19 Ontario Reign AHL 3 1 0 1 2
2018–19 Los Angeles Kings NHL 13 2 1 3 2
2019–20 San Jose Sharks NHL 3 0 1 1 0
2019–20 San Jose Barracuda AHL 44 14 16 30 26
NHL totals 57 6 6 12 10

Awards and honors[edit | edit source]

Award Year
College
NCHC All-Conference First Team 2015 [18]
AHL
All-Star Game 2017 [4]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Huskies season statistics". St. Cloud State Huskies (February 3, 2015). Retrieved on February 3, 2015.
  2. "Jonny Brodzinski player statistics". hockeydb.com (June 16, 2015). Retrieved on June 16, 2015.
  3. "LA Kings sign College sniper Jonny Brodzinski". mayorsmanor.com (April 1, 2015). Retrieved on April 1, 2015.
  4. 4.0 4.1 ROSTERS SET FOR 2017 AHL ALL-STAR CLASSIC (January 5, 2017). Retrieved on February 23, 2018.
  5. 5.0 5.1 LA Kings Recall Jonny Brodzinski from Ontario Reign. National Hockey League (March 23, 2017). Retrieved on February 23, 2018.
  6. "What we learned from the Kings' 3–0 loss to the New York Rangers", Los Angeles Times, March 26, 2017. Retrieved on February 23, 2018. 
  7. LA Kings Recall Forward Jonny Brodzinski From Ontario Reign. National Hockey League (November 16, 2017). Retrieved on February 23, 2018.
  8. Jonny Brodzinski Scores First NHL Goal Against the Florida Panthers. National Hockey League (November 20, 2017). Retrieved on December 31, 2017.
  9. LA Kings Assign Jonny Brodzinski and Kevin Gravel to the Ontario Reign. National Hockey League (January 7, 2018). Retrieved on February 23, 2018.
  10. LA Kings Recall Forward Jonny Brodzinski from Ontario Reign. National Hockey League (January 14, 2018). Retrieved on February 23, 2018.
  11. LA Kings Assign Amadio, Brodzinski, & Ladue To Ontario. National Hockey League (January 25, 2018). Retrieved on February 23, 2018.
  12. LA Kings Recall Four Players from Ontario. National Hockey League (January 29, 2018). Retrieved on February 23, 2018.
  13. Sharks sign forward Jonny Brodzinski. San Jose Sharks (July 2, 2019). Retrieved on July 2, 2019.
  14. Sharks place forward Jonnny Brodzinski on waivers. Fear The Fin (October 11, 2019). Retrieved on October 11, 2019.
  15. EASTON BRODZINSKI. Retrieved on December 31, 2017.
  16. Minnesota's Brodzinski Hockey Dynasty Sees Final Son Wrap Up High School Career (December 7, 2018). Retrieved on March 10, 2019.
  17. "Mr. Hockey Award gives bragging rights to Blaine's Bryce Brodzinski over brothers", Star Tribune, March 10, 2019. Retrieved on March 10, 2019. 
  18. "Conference Honors 2014–15". collegehockeyinc.com (April 1, 2015). Retrieved on April 1, 2015.

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