Bryan and his wife, Lexie, have a daughter named Layla (2), and welcomed a son, Brenner, on 6/20/11… They spent this past summer in South Florida… Bryan has hosted his own charity golf tournament in his hometown of Kingston, benefiting Hotel Dieu Hospital’s Child Development Centre… He started playing hockey between the ages of 3 and 4 in a house league in Kingston… His parents were the biggest influence on his career and Wendel Clark was his favorite player… Bryan’s favorite television shows are Modern Family and Dexter and his favorite movie is Good Will Hunting… The most-played artist on his iPod is Pearl Jam… Bryan’s first job was picking strawberries… His favorite food is sushi and favorite sport to play outside of hockey is golf… He enjoys watching football, and he also played soccer and baseball growing up… Bryan’s favorite place to visit in the Triangle is North Hills… His favorite road cities are New York and Chicago, favorite road arena is Bell Centre and favorite team to play against is Montreal… He wears No. 5 because it was assigned to him in Vancouver… His favorite thing about playing in the NHL is participating in the Stanley Cup Playoffs… His most memorable hockey moment is scoring the game-tying goal for Canada in the gold medal game of the 1999 World Junior Championship.
Completed his 10th NHL season and first with the Hurricanes, splitting the year between Florida and Carolina… Had five assists and was (+4) in 19 games with the Hurricanes after his acquisition on 2/28… Assisted on Staal’s goal and was (+1) vs. BUF (4/3)… Registered five hits and was (+2) in 18:21 of ice time vs. NYI (3/18)… Assisted on Ruutu’s goal (3/11)… Earned his 100th career NHL point and first point with the Hurricanes with an assist on Bodie’s goal vs. ATL (3/9)… Sparred with Troy Brouwer and registered three hits at CHI (3/4)… Made his Hurricanes debut and registered four hits in 16:05 of ice time vs. FLA (3/1)… Acquired from the Florida Panthers on 2/28 in exchange for Sergei Samsonov… Totaled 12 points (4g, 8a) and 63 penalty minutes in 53 games with the Panthers prior to the trade… Played his 500th career NHL game while with Florida vs. NJ (2/27)… Recorded a game-high five hits at TB (2/19)… Scored a goal for Florida at BOS (1/26)… Netted the game-winning goal in overtime at CAR (1/3)… Returned to action vs. CAR (12/15) after missing nine games with a broken foot… Recorded an assist and was game-high (+3) at NYI (11/20)… Found the net vs. TOR (11/10)… Earned a career-high three assists and was (+3) vs. CAR (11/5)… Registered his first point of the season (goal) vs. ATL (11/3)… Missed nine games due to injury (foot: 11/24-12/11)… Longest assist streak: 2 games (3/9-3/11: 0g, 2a; 3/26-3/29: 0g, 2a)… Longest point streak: 3 games (1/25-2/1: 1g, 2a)… Multi-assist games: 1 (11/5 vs. CAR: 0g, 3a)… Multi-point games: 1 (11/5 vs. CAR: 0g, 3a).
Is in his 11th NHL season and second with Carolina… Is in the final year of his current contract… Represented Canada at the 1999 World Junior Championship, totaling one goal and two assists in seven games.
1996-97: Earned six points (2g, 4a) in 60 games during his first season of junior hockey with Oshawa of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL)… Had one goal and three assists (4 points) in 18 playoff games for the Generals, helping Oshawa win the OHL Championship.
1997-98: Totaled six goals and 13 assists (19 points) in 48 regular-season games with Oshawa… Had five assists in five postseason contests for Oshawa, which fell to Kingston in the opening round.
1998-99: Was named to the OHL’s First All-Star Team after totaling 22 points (7g, 15a) and 77 penalty minutes in 37 games played for the Generals… Earned three assists in 15 playoff games to help Oshawa advance to the OHL Eastern Conference finals before falling to Belleville.
1999-00: Missed the majority of the season after suffering a knee injury during training camp on 9/21/99… Played in three OHL regular-season games with Oshawa, and made his professional debut with Syracuse of the American Hockey League (AHL), skating in nine regular-season games and two playoff games for the Crunch.
2000-01: Spent the majority of the season with Kansas City of the International Hockey League (IHL), earning 25 points (5g, 20a) and 99 penalty minutes in 75 games… Made his NHL debut at MIN (2/26) and skated in six regular-season games with the Canucks… Also made his Stanley Cup Playoff debut for Vancouver, skating in two games as the Canucks were swept by Colorado in the Western Conference Quarterfinals.
2001-02: Split the season between Vancouver and Manitoba of the American Hockey League (AHL), skating in 11 NHL games with the Canucks… Had 25 points (7g, 18a) and 121 penalty minutes in 68 AHL games with the Moose… Skated in five Calder Cup Playoff contests for Manitoba, earning his only professional playoff point with an assist against Bridgeport.
2002-03: Spent the majority of the season in the NHL, skating in a then-career-high 48 games with the Canucks… Scored his first NHL goal in the season opener, beating Roman Turek at CGY (10/10)… Earned his first NHL assist vs. CGY (12/15)… Totaled eight points (5g, 3a) and 73 penalty minutes and was plus-8 for the season… Also skated in seven AHL games for Manitoba… Played in one postseason contest for the Canucks, registering two penalty minutes.
2003-04: Completed his first full NHL season, totaling seven points (2g, 5a) and 94 penalty minutes in 74 games with the Canucks… Skated in four games for the Canucks during Vancouver’s seven-game, opening-round series loss to Calgary.
2004-05: Played for Voskresensk in the Russian Superliga, totaling three assists in 19 games.
2005-06: Established a career-high with seven goals, and added 10 assists, skating in 77 games with the Canucks… Missed six games with a knee injury (10/27-11/5).
2006-07: Played his first season with Florida after being acquired as part of the trade that sent Roberto Luongo to Vancouver… Established career highs in assists (21) and points (25)… Also set a career high in games played (82) and was one of six Panthers to play in all 82 games (Gelinas, Bouwmeester, Horton, Jokinen, Salei)… Had career-long goal (2 games: 3/27-3/28), assist (3 games: 2/20-2/24) and point (4 games: 2/17-2/24) streaks… Scored his first goal as a Panther vs. ATL (10/23)… Earned his first point with Florida vs. CAR (10/11).
2007-08: Served as an alternate captain for the Panthers, totaling 16 points (2g, 14a) and 67 penalty minutes in 73 games… Had his first career multi-assist game vs. PHI (10/24)… Skated in his 300th NHL game vs. NJ (10/6).
2008-09: Missed the majority of the season recovering from off-season arthroscopic knee surgery and follow-up cartilage surgery… Skated in just two games, earning one assist.
2009-10: Finished second among Panthers in blocked shots (135) and third on the team in hits (120)… Led Florida in penalty minutes (99)… Nominated by the South Florida Professional Writer’s Association as the Panthers’ candidate for the Masterton Trophy, which honors the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey… Assisted on the game-tying goal and scored the game-winner in overtime at SJ (3/13)… Netted the game-winning goal vs. TB (1/16)… Played in his 400th career NHL game vs. ATL (12/5)… Returned to the ice against CHI in Helsinki, Finland, as part of the NHL Premiere, after missing 80 games in 2008-09 with a knee injury.