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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.

I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series-winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round