32 Facts About Alex DeBrincat


Alexander DeBrincat was born on December 18,1997 and is an American professional ice hockey right winger for the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League.

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Alex DeBrincat was selected by the Chicago Blackhawks in the second round, 39th overall, of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

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Alex DeBrincat spent three years with the Otters, becoming the second player in OHL history to score 50 goals and 100 points all three years.

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Alex DeBrincat continued this production the following year, when he represented the Blackhawks at the NHL All-Star Game and recorded his second 40-goal season.

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Alex DeBrincat was born on December 18,1997, in Farmington Hills, Michigan, to David and Tracey Alex DeBrincat, who met at Michigan State University.

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Alex DeBrincat attended Harrison High School in Farmington Hills for one year before transferring to Lake Forest Academy, a college preparatory school in Illinois.

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Alex DeBrincat signed with the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League as a free agent on April 28,2014.

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Alex DeBrincat added another nine goals and 16 points in 20 playoff games, but the Otters lost to the Oshawa Generals in the J Ross Robertson Cup finals.

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Alex DeBrincat was named to the OHL All-Rookie First Team and the Second All-Star Team.

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Alex DeBrincat was named the OHL Player of the Month after scoring 16 goals and 23 points in 12 games, and he followed the award with his third hat-trick of the season, this time against the Peterborough Petes.

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Alex DeBrincat scored his 50th goal of the season against the Owen Sound Attack on March 17, becoming the first player in franchise history to record consecutive 50-goal seasons and the first OHL player to do so since Tyler Toffoli in 2011 and 2012.

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Alex DeBrincat signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the team on November 7,2016.

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Alex DeBrincat was the first player that season to reach the 30-goal mark, doing so through 28 games.

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Alex DeBrincat followed the OHL awards season by being named the CHL Player of the Year.

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Alex DeBrincat finished his OHL career with 167 goals and 332 points in 191 regular season games, and an additional 30 goals and 73 points in 55 postseason games.

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Alex DeBrincat ultimately made the opening night roster, making his NHL debut on October 4,2017, and playing on the third offensive line with Patrick Sharp and Artem Anisimov.

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Alex DeBrincat was the second-youngest player to score a hat-trick in franchise history, four days younger than Jeremy Roenick had been when he set the record.

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Those 28 goals came in streaks, however: in 82 games, Alex DeBrincat had four droughts of at least seven games where he did not score.

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Alex DeBrincat was 21 years and 100 days old at the time, 35 days older than Jeremy Roenick when he reached the milestone in 1991.

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Alex DeBrincat made his NHL postseason debut when he joined the Blackhawks in the quarantine bubble for the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs, and he scored two goals and six points in nine games before the Vegas Golden Knights eliminated the Blackhawks in the Western Conference First Round.

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Outside of scoring, Alex DeBrincat showed a significant increase in stealing the puck from opponents, a skill that he began practicing the season prior as a way to contribute during his goal droughts.

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Alex DeBrincat finished the season with 32 goals and 56 points in 52 games.

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That July, Alex DeBrincat was one of 11 players the Blackhawks protected from being taken by the Seattle Kraken in the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft.

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On January 13,2022, Alex DeBrincat, who had 23 goals and five multi-goal games at that point in the season, was named to his first NHL All-Star Game as the Blackhawks' representative.

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Alex DeBrincat showed improvement defensively, leading to a career-high 20:48 minutes of ice time per game.

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Across five seasons with the Blackhawks, Alex DeBrincat recorded 160 goals and 307 points in 368 regular season games, as well as two goals and six points in nine postseason appearances.

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Alex DeBrincat made his international tournament debut when he represented the United States junior team at the 2016 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in Helsinki.

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Alex DeBrincat was ejected on a spearing penalty in the first game of the tournament and missed the next two with a shoulder injury, after which he was relegated to a bench player role for the remainder of the tournament.

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Alex DeBrincat was expected to make the team again for the 2017 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships based on his performance that season with the Otters, but he was cut from the team and sent back to Erie during evaluations.

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Alex DeBrincat scored one goal and nine points in ten tournament games, and his team came away with the bronze medal.

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Alex DeBrincat appeared for Team USA again at the 2019 IIHF World Championship in Slovakia, where he contributed seven goals and nine points in eight games for the seventh-place team.

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In 2020, Alex DeBrincat was the Blackhawks' representative in the NHL Player Gaming Challenge, which featured one player from every NHL franchise.

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