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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)
2012 CQF:  1-2=3 in 6 gp ... Has points in 3 of 5 gms of this series w/an assist on OTG 4/12 in gm 1, assist 4/14 in gm 2 & goal 4/16 in gm 3 ... Playoff Notes:  12th NHL playoff in 17th NHL season ... Won Stanley Cup in 1995 w/NJ ... 7 playoff multi-pt games ... OT: 0-2=2 in 17 gp ... Game 7s: 1-0=1 in 3 gp
 
2011-12 Notes:  Had 4-5=9 in 49 NYI games at time of 2/27 trade to Boston ... Added 3-12=15 in 21 Bruins games ... 3 multi-pt games including 1-3=4 vs Tor 3/19 w/Bos ... Longest pt streak: 7 games w/Bos - 3/15-27 (3-9=12) ... Injured:  5 w/NYI
 
Fun Facts:  Assisted on the Cup-winning goal in 1995 w/NJ
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 downplayed the first one because I thought it's just a hockey game. We just want to win the game; it's against our rival and we want the two points. I downplayed it, but now having gone through the first one I look back and say, 'Geez, that was really cool.' I think as I've grown a bit older I've got a lot more appreciation for what we're allowed to do every day.

— Capitals forward Brooks Laich on the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, the second one of his career after 2011 in Pittsburgh