The 2011 Undrafteds Thread
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01-03-2012, 08:46 AM
Hope for better 2015
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A fine skater and puck handler,.. a strong defensive player.. a solid two-way forward... work ethic
The injury-prone Habs winger scored 10 points in their Stanley Cup championship postseason and followed that up with one of his few nearly complete seasons, the rest of his 12-year NHL career being plagued with injuries.
An offensive star during his junior career, Benoit Brunet became a defensive specialist when he made the jump to the NHL.
A good skater and stickhandler
, Brunet had a style similar to that of Guy Carbonneau, and likely would have enjoyed more success had he been spared the injuries that plagued his career.
Under head coach Jacques Demers, Brunet
developed into a complete player
in 1992-93, with 10 goals and 15 assists in 47 games. He added 10 points in 20 playoff games as he helped the Canadiens capture the teamís 24th Stanley Cup.
Brunet continued his
over the next eight seasons, delivering a
that was nonetheless frequently interrupted by a variety of injuries. Chronic back problems prevented him from playing full seasons and cut significantly into his offensive production. A knee injury also sidelined him for most of 2000-01.
Over the course of his career, the congenial forward was only able to play over 50 games in a season three times because of injury.
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