15 Facts About Andrew Brunette


Andrew D Brunette was born on August 24,1973 and is a Canadian professional ice hockey coach and former player.

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Andrew Brunette is currently an associate coach for the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League.

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Andrew Brunette previously served as interim head coach for the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League.

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Andrew Brunette grew up in the small community of Valley East, Ontario, just outside Sudbury.

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Andrew Brunette played much of his minor hockey career with the Rayside-Balfour Sabrecats of the Northern Ontario Hockey Association.

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Andrew Brunette was an OHL teammate of future NHLers Kirk Maltby, Scott Walker, Kevin Weekes, and Jamie Storr.

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Andrew Brunette played for the Platers for three seasons between 1990 and 1993 and scored 295 points in 195 games, winning the Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy in 1993.

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Andrew Brunette was drafted by the Washington Capitals in the seventh round, 174th overall, in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft.

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Andrew Brunette scored the winning goal in overtime of Game 7 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Colorado Avalanche on April 22,2003, the final game of Avalanche goaltender Patrick Roy's career.

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Andrew Brunette scored the series-clinching goal for the Avalanche on April 30,2006, against the Dallas Stars in Game 5 of the 2006 Western Conference Quarterfinals.

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Andrew Brunette scored his 500th NHL career point on October 26,2007, against the Calgary Flames.

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Andrew Brunette played three consecutive full 82-game seasons with the Avalanche.

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Andrew Brunette was highly regarded for his physical durability and consistency, qualities which allowed him to play in 509 consecutive games without having to sit out due to injury from 2002 to 2009.

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On October 29,2021, Andrew Brunette was named the interim head coach of the Panthers after head coach Quenneville resigned on October 28.

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Andrew Brunette was offered a significant position within the organization, but ultimately decided to leave for an assistant position with New Jersey.

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