Tim spends his offeason in Cambridge, Ontario… He is involved with Toronto’s SickKids Hospital as well as the Cambridge Pros Foundation… Tim started playing hockey when he was 4, and his first team was called the Hespeler Shamrocks… He says his parents were the biggest influences on his career, and his favorite players growing up were Steve Yzerman and Cam Neely… Tim was teammates with goaltender Justin Peters for two seasons with Toronto St. Michael’s of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL)… His favorite television show is Dexter, favorite movie is Fletch and favorite book is The Tipping Point… The most-played band on his iPod is the Tragically Hip… Tim’s first job was mowing lawns… He is on Twitter and his username is @Brenter37… His favorite website is d-90.com… Tim enjoys fishing, hunting, golfing and playing the guitar… His favorite sport to watch is football, and favorite teams are the Toronto Blue Jays and the Cincinnati Bengals… The person he would most like to meet is Rachel McAdams… His favorite spot in the Triangle is Vinnie’s… Tim wears number 37 because it was assigned to him at training camp in Toronto and he had his best season… He says he is not superstitious and doesn’t have a specific gameday routine… His favorite thing about playing in the NHL is knowing it is the best league in the world… His favorite road city is Vancouver, favorite road arena is Bell Centre, and favorite team to play against is Montreal… Tim’s most memorable hockey moment was his first NHL game on 1/5/07.
Completed his sixth NHL season and first with the Hurricanes… Established career highs in goals (12) and points (24) and matched his career highs in assists (12) and games played (79)… Led the team in shooting percentage (16.9%)… Ranked tied for third among Carolina skaters in game-winning goals (3) and tied for fifth in power-play goals (3)… The Hurricanes were 16-3-2 when he registered a point… Made his Hurricanes debut vs. TB (10/7)… Played in 100th career NHL game at WSH (10/8)… Registered his first Hurricanes’ point with an assist on Stewart’s goal vs. BOS (10/12)… Scored his first Hurricanes goal, a shorthanded tally, and was (+1) at BUF (10/14)… Assisted on Joni Pitkanen’s game-winning goal to extend his point streak to three games at BOS (10/18)… Scored the game-winning goal vs. CHI (10/28)… Recorded his first multi-point game of the season (1g, 1a) at CGY (12/6)… Had two assists vs. NJ (12/26), his first career multi-assist game… Sparred with Joe Vitale at PIT (1/17)… Netted the game-winning goal vs. WPG (1/23)… Scored his first career power-play goal vs. NYI (1/31)… Scored a power-play goal vs. NSH (2/28)… Scored his third power-play goal of the season at NYR (3/13)… Scored the game-winning goal at MIN (3/17)… Was a healthy extra for one game (12/3)… Games missed due to injury: 2 (Lower body: 12/21-23)… Longest goal streak: 2 games (1/23-1/31: 2g, 0a)… Longest point streak: 4 games (3/13-3/18: 2g, 2a)… Multi-assist games: 1 (12/26 vs. NJ: 0g, 2a)… Multi-point games: 2 (last: 12/26 vs. NJ: 0g, 2a).
Is in his seventh NHL season and second with the Hurricanes… Signed as a free agent to a two-year contract on July 1, 2011… Was originally drafted by Anaheim in the second round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft… Re-entered the draft in 2004, and was again selected by the Ducks… Represented Canada at the 2001 U-18 World Junior Championship, notching two goals and three assists (5 points) in four games… Also skated for Canada at the 2004 World Junior Championship, totaling three points (1g, 2a) and four penalty minutes and capturing a silver medal… Served as an alternate captain on that team, which also included Sidney Crosby, Marc-Andre Fleury, Dion Phaneuf, Brent Seabrook, Jeff Carter, Ryan Getzlaf, Mike Richards and current teammate Anthony Stewart.
2000-01: Totaled 28 points (9g, 19a) in 64 games during his first season of major junior hockey with the Toronto St. Michael’s Majors… Earned 10 points (2g, 8a) in 18 playoff games, helping Toronto St. Michael’s win a pair of seven-game series before falling to Ottawa in the OHL Conference Finals.
2001-02: Ranked third among Toronto St. Michael’s skaters in assists (40) and fourth in points (59), skating in 61 games during his second OHL season… Led St. Michael’s in playoff assists (12) and points (19), helping the team reach the OHL Conference Finals for the second consecutive year.
2002-03: Ranked second among St. Michael’s skaters in goals (24), assists (42), points (66) and plus/minus (+15), skating in 60 regular-season games… Was first on the team in playoff assists (17) and points (24), skating in 19 postseason contests before St. Michael’s was eliminated in seven games by Ottawa in the OHL Conference Finals.
2003-04: Led St. Michael’s in assists (41) and points (67), playing 53 regular-season contests… Also led the Majors in playoff assists (13) and points (17) in 18 games played, as St. Michael’s fell in the OHL Conference Finals for the fourth consecutive season.
2004-05: Spent his first professional season with Cincinnati of the American Hockey League (AHL), totaling five goals, 13 assists (18 points) and 42 penalty minutes in 46 games played… Appeared in 12 Calder Cup playoff games, earning one assist, as the Mighty Ducks topped Milwaukee in the first round before falling to eventual Calder Cup finalist Chicago in the division finals.
2005-06: Totaled 24 points (15g, 9a) and 32 penalty minutes in 37 AHL games with Portland… Earned eight points (4g, 4a) in 15 Calder Cup Playoff games for the Pirates, as Portland advanced to the Eastern Conference Final before falling to Hershey in seven games.
2006-07: Completed his first NHL season, skating in 15 games with Anaheim and scoring one goal… Made his NHL debut vs. CBJ (1/5)… Beat Dany Sabourin for his first NHL goal vs. VAN (2/20)… Also skated in 48 AHL games for Portland, earning 30 points (16g, 14a).
2007-08: Acquired by Pittsburgh in the offseason, and spent the majority of the season in the AHL with Wilkes-Barre… Skated in one NHL game with Pittsburgh… Led Wilkes-Barre in assists (43) and points (61) in 74 AHL games… Ranked second among Wilkes-Barre skaters in penalty minutes (79)… Skated in 23 Calder Cup Playoff games for the Penguins, and ranked tied for first in the AHL in playoff goals (12)… Was third in the AHL in playoff assists (15) and tied for third in playoff scoring (27 points), as Wilkes-Barre advanced to the Calder Cup Finals before falling to Chicago in six games.
2008-09: Acquired by the Chicago Blackhawks from the Pittsburgh Penguins in July, in exchange for former Hurricanes draft pick Danny Richmond… Spent the majority of the season with the Blackhawks’ AHL affiliate, Rockford… Skated in two games for Chicago, totaling two penalty minutes… Ranked first among Rockford skaters in assists (42), points (62) and shorthanded goals (4), in 64 AHL games… Earned one assist in four playoff games for Rockford.
2009-10: Signed with Toronto in the offseason, and spent the majority of the season on the AHL level with the Toronto Marlies… Missed the first 42 games of the season with an upper body injury… Skated in one NHL game with the Maple Leafs… Ranked fourth among Marlies skaters in goals (13) and sixth in points (28), playing 33 AHL regular-season games.
2010-11: Established then-career highs in games played (79), goals (8), assists (12), points (20) and penalty minutes (33)… Ranked second among Leafs skaters in face-off percentage (52.0%)… Led Toronto forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (1:58) and blocked shots (58)… Also led Maple Leafs in shorthanded points (1g, 1a) and was fourth among team forwards with 104 hits… Established career high for goals in a game with two and earned an assist at CAR (1/24)… Missed two games due to injury or illness (12/28, 4/6).