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Brian Rolston

Brian Rolston  #12

Right Wing
NUMBER: 12 BIRTHDATE: February 21, 1973
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Flint, MI, United States
WEIGHT: 215 DRAFTED: NJD / 1991 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (11th overall)
NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (1992, 1993) CCHA First All-Star Team (1993) NCAA West Second All-American Team (1993) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2007) Traded to Colorado by New Jersey with New Jersey's 1st round choice (later traded to Boston Boston selected Martin Samuelsson) in 2000 Entry Draft for Claude Lemieux and Colorado's 1st (David Hale) and 2nd (Matt DeMarchi) round choices in 2000 Entry Draft, November 3, 1999. Traded to Boston by Colorado with Martin Grenier, Samuel Pahlsson and New Jersey's 1st round choice (previously acquired, Boston selected Martin Samuelsson) in 2000 Entry Draft for Raymond Bourque and Dave Andreychuk, March 6, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 8, 2004. Traded to Tampa Bay by Minnesota for Dallas' 4th round choice (previously acquired, later traded to Edmonton Edmonton selected Kyle Bigos) in 2009 Entry Draft, June 29, 2008. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 1, 2008. Traded to NY Islanders by New Jersey for Trent Hunter, July 28, 2011. Traded to Boston by NY Islanders with Mike Mottau for Marc Cantin and Yannick Riendeau, February 27, 2012.
Quote of the Day

I watched many times this year the series between the Russians and Canada in 1972, and he was a dominating player there. After I watched the tapes, I respect him a lot more because he turned the series around. He was the guy. In that time, he was the best in the world. It’s a big honor for me to tie him.

— Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr on scoring the 717th goal of his career to tie Phil Esposito for fifth on the NHL's all-time goals list after a 4-3 win vs. the Lightning on Sunday